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WWE eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo as they come to Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo, the 38-year-old football sensation, has undeniably left an indelible mark on Saudi Arabia’s sports landscape since his high-profile transfer from Manchester United last year. As the biggest sports star in the nation, his presence has sparked a whirlwind of enthusiasm among fans. Now, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has its sights set on leveraging its global profile during its upcoming Crown Jewel event in the Middle East.

WWE, renowned for its extravagant spectacles and larger-than-life personas, is currently in the works to secure a deal that would see Cristiano Ronaldo making an appearance at their forthcoming event in Saudi Arabia. Set to make a return to the Middle East in November, WWE is eyeing Ronaldo, who currently plies his trade as the Al Nassr striker, to grace their Crown Jewel event with his charisma and star power.

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Spanish outlet AS reports that WWE’s new owners, Endeavor, who also oversees the UFC, are intentionally keeping the finer details of this thrilling crossover under wraps. However, they harbor high hopes that the former Manchester United hero, like other iconic sports figures such as Ronda Rousey and Mike Tyson, can step into the squared circle in some capacity. Such a move could potentially translate into a substantial revenue boost for WWE, aligning perfectly with Endeavor’s broader ambitions to transform the wrestling landscape.

While this wouldn’t mark the first time a footballer has dipped into the world of wrestling – recall Wayne Rooney’s cameo in 2015 – it’s certainly a sign of the times. Rooney, who was still leading the line for United long after Ronaldo’s departure, found himself in the front row of a Manchester wrestling event, where he famously delivered a slap to Wade Barrett. However, this move was met with criticism from Manchester United legend Roy Keane, who questioned the off-field antics of certain players.

Endeavor’s Vision for Wrestling’s Future

Endeavor, the powerhouse behind this ambitious endeavor, has been making waves in the world of sports and entertainment. Their merger with UFC earlier this year and ongoing discussions to bring back Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson underscore their commitment to revolutionizing the wrestling industry.

As WWE and Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on the precipice of a groundbreaking collaboration, the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia promises to be a spectacle of epic proportions. With Ronaldo’s star wattage and WWE’s penchant for grandeur, this fusion of sports and entertainment is poised to leave an enduring mark on both worlds.