WWE comes to the United Arab Emirates

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Updated 18 November 2017
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WWE comes to the United Arab Emirates

DUBAI: Some of the world’s best wrestlers are set to do battle in the Middle East when they pile-drive their way to the UAE for WWE LIVE Abu Dhabi on Dec. 7 and 8.

The contest in the capital features superstars such as, among others, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman and Sheamus.

“We are excited to bring WWE LIVE back to Abu Dhabi following overwhelming demand from our large, passionate fan base in the region,” said Carlo Nohra, WWE Middle East vice-president and general manager.

“Fans can look forward to a spectacular show of non-stop, family-friendly entertainment for WWE’s only Abu Dhabi show this year.”

Tickets for the event at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium are available via PlatinumList.net and UAE Exchange outlets. Ticket prices start at 250 dirhams ($68).

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NIGHT 1: Thursday, Dec. 7
  • The Shield vs Samoa Joe and RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus – Six Man Tag Team Match
  • Sasha Banks vs RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss – RAW Women’s Championship Match
  • Braun Strowman vs Kane
  • Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt
  • Kalisto vs WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
  • Jason Jordan vs Elias
  • Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neil vs The Miztourage
  • To be there: Gallows and Anderson



NIGHT 2: Friday, Dec. 8

  • Roman Reigns vs Triple H
  • Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs RAW Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus – RAW Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match – 1st time ever
  • Braun Strowman vs Bray Wyatt vs Kane – Triple Threat Match
  • Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe
  • Kalisto vs WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore - WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
  • Jason Jordan vs Bo Dallas w/Curtis Axel
  • Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews vs Gallows and Anderson
  • To be there: Elias
 


Good evening, Jeddah! A wave from Neymar for 60,000 Saudi fans

Brazilian footballer Neymar acknowledges cheers from Saudi spectators before the match between Brazil and Argentina at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City. (Reuters)
Updated 17 October 2018
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Good evening, Jeddah! A wave from Neymar for 60,000 Saudi fans

  • For many, watching Brazil play Argentina in the “Superclasico de las Americas” was the opportunity of a lifetime
  • I never imagined I would be watching Brazil vs. Argentina in my country: Saudi fan

JEDDAH: Lionel Messi was not there, but Neymar and his Brazilian superstars were — and more than 60,000 Saudi fans loved every minute of their feast of football on Tuesday night at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

For many, watching Brazil play Argentina in the “Superclasico de las Americas” was the opportunity of a lifetime. 

“I always had a dream to see South American teams abroad, but I never expected a Superclasico to come all the way to my hometown,” said Abdullah Sheikh, 25.

Female fans were full of praise for King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for making this moment happen for them. “I am a football fanatic and was always jealous to see my brother going to football matches,” said Anoud Husseini. 

“After the ban was lifted this year, I went to Al-Ahli vs. Al-Batin, and now I’m at the Superclasico and watching my favorite superstars live. It’s a dream come true for me.”

Bayan Qutub, also from Jeddah, told Arab News: “I never imagined I would be watching Brazil vs. Argentina in my country. Although I am not a diehard football fan, witnessing two giants lock horns in my city is a big thing, and so far it is full of entertainment for me and my family.”

And the match? Brazil won 1-0 — but the real winners were those 60,000 ecstatic football fans.