WWE Superstars Frustrated With Saudi Arabia Travel Problems
Being stuck anywhere for 24 hours when you're trying to get home is a nightmare.
Last Friday, after performing in Saudi Arabia for the WWE event Crown Jewel, the company's talent was stuck at the airport for hours after mechanical issues on their plane. Obviously, WWE talent wasn't happy after arriving home.
Being stuck on an airplane can be exceptionally frustrating, but being delayed 24 hours, when you just want to get home, is exactly what happened to many WWE superstars on Friday after the company's event in Saudi Arabia, Crown Jewel. Many of the wrestlers on the Smackdown roster missed the Friday night live event because of said delays and had to sit and wait for a ride home. Obviously, people are going to get frustrated and speak out.
Never again...— Buddy Murphy (@WWE_Murphy) November 1, 2019
At this point and time We need all the prayers... brother.— Rusev (@RusevBUL) November 1, 2019
Neither of the tweets from Buddy Murphy or Rusev shed any new light on the situation, but it's a reminder of the rough travel schedule these WWE wrestlers have to face. If you want to see what it looks like to be delayed for 24 hours before you can head home, Luke Harper's Instagram post completely sums it up, especially when you look at Angelo Dawkin's face right behind him.
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For some reason, Dawkins' tag team partner, Montez Ford was in very good spirits after arriving home--while Dawkins continued to look extremely tired--dancing his way around the airport.
One of the most heartwarming videos to come out of this problem was Karl Anderson posting a video arriving back home, surprising his kids, as he got all the hugs.
While much of Smackdown's roster missed the November 1 live event on Fox, there was a silver lining in all of this for fans of WWE programming. The November 1 episode of Smackdown was very good. It featured NXT invading Smackdown in order to promote Novembers Survivor Series, where Raw, Smackdown, and NXT will all battle for brand supremacy. It will be interesting to see how this plays out on the November 8 episode of Smackdown, with the roster back at full strength.
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