No, you read that headline correctly!
According to recent reports, the Saudi Arabian government was so impressed by the positive overseas press WWE gave to the United Arab Emirates during the recent tour of Dubai that the Arab Kingdom offered WWE 20 Million dollars to run an event in the country. WWE obviously agreed and the event soon morphed into the Greatest Royal Rumble.
Reports also state that apart from that huge lump sum and whatever merchandise they sell, WWE will not make any money from the event itself as the Saudi government is in charge of ticketing and has assured originally-skeptical WWE higher-ups that the event will be “sold out.”
Sir Mitch Says: I have been scratching my head for weeks trying to figure out why WWE was running such a huge event in an untested market like Saudi Arabia but now it all makes sense.