The truth behind the WWE sale to Saudi Arabia

Different sources have conflicting reports, blurring the truth behind the rumored sale of the multi-billion dollar wrestling promotion.


Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has spent the past couple of years buying into sports, purchasing Newcastle United two years ago and backing PGA Golf rival, LIV Golf tour. In addition to this, the world-leading sovereign fund has had close ties with the WWE for years. So, with Vince McMahon now back in power and his daughter, Stephanie McMahon, out of the company, it's only natural for people to wonder if the elder McMahon has pushed through with his rumored plans to sell the WWE to Saudi Arabia.

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Logan Paul's performance was the highlight of the most recent WWE event in Saudi Arabia.

But, while this rumor has been going around for quite a while, it intensified yesterday to the point that people actually believe that the sale has gone through.

So, which is which? Has the WWE actually been sold to Saudi Arabia?

According to TMZ and Wrestlenomics' Brandon Thurston, no such deal has taken place or is currently taking place.

But, while this is certainly not the case yet, things can change rather quickly. No one expected Vince McMahon to return to the WWE after "retiring" last year and look where we are right now.

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Saudi Arabia's partnership with the WWE is largely the reason why the two are being closely linked together.

If nothing else, we're hoping that this debacle is solved sooner rather than later. PWInsider.com's Mike Johnson reports that WWE talent doesn't like the "feeling of unease" brought by the most recent turn of events. The WWE was enjoying a fruitful run after Triple H took over as the Head of Creative, with the final SmackDown show of last year posting historical numbers. With WrestleMania 39 set to be bigger than ever, such upheaval might have a negative effect on the performers and the audiences.

One issue many WWE Superstars reportedly have is the possibility that McMahon will return to the creative side and undo the good Triple H has done in half a year.

On the off-chance that Triple H leaves the WWE (presumably, by force), it'll be interesting to see where he'll be taking his talents next. Wouldn't it be something for Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to team up and help a competing wrestling promotion like All Elite Wrestling?

For now, it's safe to say that the WWE and Triple H are going nowhere. We just can't say for sure if this will remain the case tomorrow let alone in a week or a month.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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