WWE News: Wrestlers & Staff Head to Saudi Arabia, CM Punk Doing Commentary, more

— Below are various WWE news and notes:

  • WWE holds this week’s Friday Night Smackdown as well as their King and Queen of the Ring premium live event in Saudi Arabia which takes place on Saturday. Most of WWE’s team of wrestlers and staff are already overseas, which is one of the reasons that NXT was taped this week so their production team could head over. WWE’s official X account started a threat with short clips of various talent arriving which you can see here
  • CM Punk is scheduled to do some announcing this Friday for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships, which is airing in Philadelphia – a building that is very familiar to Punk. With Punk working that event, he is obviously not in Saudi Arabia.
  • PWInsider.com reports that there was a WWE tryout of some type this week at the Performance Center. It consisted of mostly invited athletes outside of the wrestling scene.

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