The following press release was issued today:
WWE® Live in Saudi Arabia Rescheduled
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 29, 2014 — WWE WWE -2.64% today announced that the WWE Live shows that were to take place at the Green Halls Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 13, 14 and 15 have been rescheduled to take place on April 17, 18 and 19. The change was made to accommodate the annual ceremony for the national Al Janadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival which will now take place at the same venue. WWE remains committed to bringing WWE LIVE™ to Saudi Arabia for the first time ever and rescheduled its shows out of respect for the Festival and its cultural importance to Saudi fans. Fans who have already purchased tickets will be contacted directly and will receive either a new ticket with the same seating designation or a refund. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale today (January 29 2014) at 12pm KSA time from www.ticketmaster.ae .
Fans attending the shows will be able to see their favorite Superstars, including John Cena™, Randy Orton™, Alberto Del Rio™, Mark Henry™, Ryback™, The Miz™, Dolph Ziggler™, Kofi Kingston™ and many more.**
WWE has a strong TV presence in Saudi Arabia with its flagship weekly shows, WWE Raw® and WWE SmackDown®. WWE Raw is broadcast on MBC and the Abu Dhabi Sports Channel, and WWE SmackDown can be seen on OSN.
The event also represents a significant milestone for FLASH Entertainment headquartered in Abu Dhabi who, alongside their local Saudi partners Time Events, has worked with WWE to bring WWE LIVE™ events to the Middle East.
“Time Events & FLASH Entertainment respect the local traditions of the market and are focused on bringing the highest-quality, global entertainment to the Kingdom, starting with WWE Live in April,” said Ahmed Mashhadi, Managing Director, Time Events. “WWE’s fans are our number one priority, and we will work to ensure they have a spectacular experience.”
MBC Action has now been confirmed as an exclusive media partner for the events and MBC FM as the radio partner.
Tickets for the April shows can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.ae and at ground locations, to be announced soon.
** Talent line-up subject to change