Football star Cristiano Ronaldo is currently enjoying his life in Saudi Arabia, playing at Al-Nassr, and the superstar can make an appearance at a WWE event in Saudi Arabia on November 4. Crown Jewel will take place for the fifth time this year and the tenth time overall after WWE's lucrative contract with Saudi Arabia.
According to a report from Diario AS, WWE wants the former Real Madrid forward to be present as a superstar guest at the wrestling event. WWE and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officially merged into one company, TKO, earlier this month. UFC owners Endeavor want to boost interest in the Crown Jewel event and potential revenue by bringing Ronaldo to the event.
The Al-Nassr star would not be the first professional footballer to take part in WWE, as several famous faces have braved the canvas before him. Former Norwich striker Grant Holt, German goalkeeper Tim Wiese, and ex-Wycombe Wanderers forward Adebayo Akinfenwa have all featured. It is unknown whether the star will enter the ring or be the host of the Crown Jewel show, a role that guests are often given.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner made a blistering start to life in Saudi Arabia with 21 goals and seven assists in 25 games across competitions after falling out with the management at his precious club, Manchester United. Ronaldo is arguably the most popular star in the world, with more than 600 million Instagram followers, and the striker would demand a large appearance fee should the two parties come to an agreement.
Saudi Arabia is having a huge impact on the sporting world at present, having invested heavily across the board. It will be interesting to see if any other superstars will be approached, with the likes of Neymar and Karim Benzema also playing in the country. The Premium Live Event takes place on November 4, with last year's event taking place at Al Nassr's Mrsool Park Stadium.