WWE: 2021 Saudi Event Update, Keith Lee Update, Full Schedule of Events for Rest of 2021

WWE Saudi 2021 Event Status Update

As noted before, WWE has been working on plans to potentially hold their next event in Saudi Arabia during the month of October. One date being considered for the event was rumored to be October 21st.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources within the company confirmed that the event is currently scheduled to take place on October 21st.

Johnson reported that this event is also currently planned to be called Crown Jewel 2021 and will be taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Johnson also reported that WWE officials had made the decision on the official date for this upcoming event last week. WWE officials also reportedly had considered the idea of holding this event on November 4th instead but dropped the idea in the end.

Reason Why Keith Lee Recently Has Been Working in Dark Matches

For the past several weeks, WWE has been inviting talent from their NXT brand for dark match tryouts prior to the start of their RAW and SmackDown branded shows. Besides NXT talent, Keith Lee has also been competing in dark matches for the company.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources within the company stated that the reason why Lee has been working dark matches with NXT talent is due to WWE officials wanting Lee to refine his ring work. WWE officials reportedly are also using these dark matches for Lee to decide what works the best for him going forward.

WWE Announces Full Schedule of Events for Remainder of 2021

WWE recently announced their full schedule of events for the remainder of this year with the exception of this year’s expected Saudi event.

In regards to the unannounced pay-per-event on October 12th in Chicago, Illinois, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that it will likely be this year’s TLC event due to TLC traditionally is usually WWE’s last major ppv event of the year.

Official press release:


 STAMFORD, Conn., August 16, 2021 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced more than 30 additional live events as part of the company’s touring schedule for 2021.  They include:

– Friday, October 1: SmackDown®– Smoothie King Center in New Orleans
– Saturday, October 2: Supershow®– Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San
Juan, PR
– Sunday, October 3: Supershow – Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.
– Monday, October 4: Raw®– Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
– Friday, October 15: SmackDown – Toyota Arena in Ontario, Calif.
–  Saturday, October 16: Supershow – Rio Rancho Events Center in Rio Rancho, N.M.
–  Sunday, October 17: Supershow – Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX
– Monday, October 18: Raw – Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
– Friday, October 22: SmackDown – INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan.
– Monday, October 25: Raw – Toyota Center in Houston
– Friday, October 29: SmackDown – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
– Monday, November 1: Raw – Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
– Monday, November 8: Raw – KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.
– Friday, November 12: SmackDown – Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va.
– Monday, November 15: Raw – Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
– Friday, November 19: SmackDown – XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
– Saturday, November 20: Supershow – War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, N.Y.
– Sunday, November 21: Survivor Series – Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
– Monday, November 22: Raw – Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
– Saturday, November 27: Supershow – Berglund Center Coliseum in Roanoke, Va,
– Sunday, November 28: Supershow – Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, W. Va.
– Monday, November 29: Raw – Brand New UBS Arena at Belmont Park (Long Island, N.Y.)
– Saturday, December 4: Supershow – Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, TX
– Sunday, December 5: Supershow – American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX
– Monday, December 6: Raw – FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
– Friday, December 10: SmackDown – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland
– Saturday, December 11: SuperShow – Dow Events Center in Saginaw, Mich.
– Sunday, December 12:  WWE PPV – Allstate Arena in Chicago
– Monday, December 13: Raw – Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis.
– Friday, December 17: SmackDown – Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
– Saturday, December 18: Supershow – BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Ill.
– Sunday, December 19: Supershow – Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA
– Monday, December 20: Raw – Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee
– Friday, December 31: SmackDown – Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.