The controversial WWE “Crown Jewel” pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia left many superstars and production members stranded.

More than 175 superstars, production crew and employees were delayed after boarding a 747 charter flight from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A number of mechanical issues are said to have prevented the plane from taking off.

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The WWE squad was stuck on the plane for more than six hours. They were not permitted to get off the aircraft without having to go through customs all over again.

A select number of superstars coordinated their own charter to the U.S. in time for Friday’s episode of “Smackdown” from Buffalo, NY. Unfortunately, that charter did not make it in time for Friday’s program.

New reports suggested the mechanical issues were a cover-up. The rumours suggested the Saudi government failed to pay WWE what they were owed. This allegedly led Vince McMahon to cut the Saudi Arabian feed of the program.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud was reportedly upset with McMahon cutting the feed. The Prince then ordered the WWE crew to be removed from the Atlas Air flight.

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Former WWE announcer Hugo Savinovich was the one who made publicized the allegations, citing information from people inside the company. WWE “swiftly denied” the allegations to Forbes and insisted the feed issues were “entirely unrelated” to money. WWE reiterated mechanical issues caused the delay.

Thursday’s “Crown Jewel” spectacle is the latest in a highly-criticized working relationship between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The event featured special attractions like WWE champion Brock Lesnar vs. former UFC champion Cain Velasquez, and boxing great Tyson Fury vs. Braun Strowman.