WWE Crown Jewel undergoes venue change…from 68,000 seater to 25,000 only!

first_imgAdvertisementThe next one month is a very busy period for WWE. It all kickstarts with the 1000th episode of Smackdown next week followed up by the first ever all Women’s PPV Evolution on October 28 and lastly, the superstars will head over to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel on November 2.Crown Jewel will be the second PPV hosted in the middle east this year after the success of the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. However, there has been a late change in plans and WWE has suffered a huge blow both from a financial as well as a viewership standpoint.The event was originally listed to take place at the King Fahd International Stadium, a 68,000 seater world-class facility. But, in a recent press release, WWE revealed that the venue has been moved and the King Saud University Stadium, a 25,000 capacity arena will serve as the host.Two matches have already been scheduled for Crown Jewel, with Roman Reigns defending his Universal Championship in a triple-threat match against Braun Strowman and former Champion Brock Lesnar.Moreover, after his win against The Miz at WWE Super Show Down, Daniel Bryan booked his ticket for Crown Jewel and will square up against AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Advertisementlast_img read more

Kennicott rescues boat passengers in Canadas Inside Passage

first_imgAn Alaska Marine Highway ferry rescued five people after a small boat capsized Friday morning near Bella Bella, B.C. in the Inside Passage. “There were six people on board and all but the captain made it safely to shore on Humchitt Island,” RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson wrote in a statement Monday. The ferry Kennicott dispatched its fast rescue boat, ferry officials said. The 382-foot M/V Kennicott pulls out of Whittier in 2011. (File photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastaAlaska) “The crew and master of the Kennicott did a very professional job in quickly assisting with the rescue,” Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey wrote in a statement. “All vessels and crews in our fleet drill for these types of situations as part of the AMHS’s  strong safety program and safety culture.”center_img The Bellingham-bound ferry responded to a distress call that a 26-foot boat was sinking near Humchitt Island about 200 miles south of Prince Rupert, B.C. The partially submerged vessel’s captain remains missing, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The rescue delayed the ferry by about four hours, Bailey said. She added the Kennicott cut its time in port short to get back on schedule.last_img read more