The rumor mills have been abuzz with the claim that WWE has been sold to Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. Multiple sources have reported this development, but there is no official confirmation regarding the same. Also, some sources are claiming that other parties have shown interest in buying WWE as well.
Assuming the rumor of Saudi Arabia PIF buying WWE to be correct, in this listicle now, we will look at the five changes that may occur in the company under the new ownership.
1. WWE may conduct more shows in Saudi Arabia and nearby regions
— Wrestle Tracker (@wrestletracker1) January 11, 2023
WWE has always prioritized America and Europe when it comes organizing live events and special shows. However, if Saudi Arabia PIF buys the company, fans should expect an increase in the number of shows that happen in the Middle East.
2. Return of the legends
Saudi Arabia loves WWE legends. Big names like Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Triple H, Goldberg, Kane and several others have competed at Saudi Arabian shows. Fans should expect more returns under new ownership.
3. Fresh creative ideas and approach
For the last many years, the McMahons have been running WWE. The viewership of WWE shows has reduced significantly. If the new owners come with fresh plans and storylines, it may revive the product. Even a switch to TV-14 cannot be ruled out.
4. Some Superstars may walk out if Saudi Arabia PIF buys WWE
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful recently reported that some Superstars may walk out of the company if the news of the Saudi deal is correct. Question marks have also been raised on the future of Sami Zayn, who does not wrestle on Saudi Arabian shows.
5. Better production and more pyro
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Fans who have watched WWE’s Saudi Arabian shows would know that those premium live events have better production and pyro than the other shows. They are almost at WrestleMania level. Even WWE’s regular shows will become more special if the new owners wish to make it special.