Global football star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly in discussions with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for a potentially groundbreaking appearance at their upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on November 4.
This year marks the fifth edition of Crown Jewel, a spectacular wrestling extravaganza that has become synonymous with WWE's lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia. The wrestling giants are now on a mission to make this year's event even more special, and they see Cristiano Ronaldo as the key to achieving that goal.
While the specifics of the deal remain under wraps, it is no secret that WWE's new owners, Endeavour, who also own UFC, are eager to capitalize on Ronaldo's immense popularity in the region.
Similar to other sports icons like Ronda Rousey and Mike Tyson, who have ventured into the world of wrestling, Ronaldo's involvement could potentially result in a significant revenue boost for WWE.
Endeavour has big plans for the world of wrestling, as evidenced by their merger with UFC earlier this year. They are even in talks to bring back legendary wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, further underscoring their commitment to revolutionizing the sport.
This wouldn't be the first time a footballer has dabbled in the world of wrestling. Back in 2015, former England captain Wayne Rooney made headlines when he was seen in the front row of a WWE event in Manchester, where he memorably slapped wrestler Wade Barrett.
However, Rooney's foray into wrestling was met with criticism from some quarters, with club legend Roy Keane questioning the wisdom of his involvement in such "nonsense."
As the world eagerly awaits further details about Cristiano Ronaldo's potential appearance in Crown Jewel of WWE event, one thing is certain: if the deal goes through, it will be a spectacular fusion of sports and entertainment that promises to leave fans in Saudi Arabia and around the globe on the edge of their seats.