WWE Crown Jewel 2022
Saudi Arabia welcomed back WWE Crown Jewel for a fourth year in November 2022. Held in Riyadh’s Mrsool Park Stadium, a growing and diverse audience watched the wrestling spectacle. Neg Earth Lights provided lighting, rigging and automation for WWE Crown Jewel, continuing a close relationship with event planners and lighting design team Jason Robinson and Jason Shaw.
We have provided services for WWE shows since 2018. Our project manager, Gavin Maze, took pleasure running the project for WWE for the 8th time, explaining “Each one comes with their unique challenges – weight loading, heat and the occasional sandstorm are a few examples! However, we have got these WWE Saudi shows down to a fine art now, being able to draw on what we’ve learnt from the previous shows and the experiences of our crew working in various venues across Jeddah and Riyadh. These experiences added with the relationships we have built over the years with the teams mean we are able to smoothly deliver a high spec and complex build each time.”
Gavin recognises though that this delivery is a reflection on the team at home and away; “Like everything we do at Neg, it’s a real collaborative effort across the company ensuring that the team we send out are well supported,” he continues, “The Neg team are heavily involved in co-ordinating the shipping, crewing and build schedules. From the crew team arranging flights and visas for crew all over the world, to our warehouse teams meticulously preparing equipment – pulling all the threads together can be both challenging and rewarding”
The WWE team really know how to fill a stadium, with over 600 moving heads and strobes, they excel at creating dynamic effects throughout the show. We also supplied approximately 10km of cable and an extensive MA3 and Luminex control system. Onsite efficiently installing this mammoth system, were 18 highly talented crew members, as well as 16 crew from Show stars crewing company and 14 riggers from TECS.
Gavin concludes, “It is a highlight of my year sending out such a large team and system, here’s to the next one!” The team at Neg look forward to providing further equipment to WWE in the years to come.
Lighting Design team: Jason Robinson and Jason Shaw.
Photo Credit: WWE