The charter company WWE used to get home from Saudi Arabia after Crown Jewel is apologizing for a mechanical issue that has caused the delay.
A rep for Atlas Air released the following statement through WWE:
“A chartered WWE passenger flight operated by Atlas Air is currently delayed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia due to a mechanical issue. The flight was scheduled to depart at 0300 local time on November 1. Our top priority is always to ensure our passengers arrive safely and on time at their destination. The aircraft is being repaired and will be inspected and certified before returning to service to transport our passengers to their final destination. We regret that operational disruptions delayed the flight and apologize to our passengers who were inconvenienced.”
As we previously reported, some of the talent chartered their own flight home after the delay occurred in attempt to make it back for SmackDown. Unfortunately, they won’t make it in time.
We’re told the rest of the crew/talent in Saudi Arabia are still at the hotel waiting for their flight home. This does not include talent like Brock Lesnar, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, or others who flew separately.