While the WWE SmackDown! crew were on a flight to Capetown, South Africa, their luggage was apparent broken into. South Africa’s Times Live newspaper has picked up on the story and included new details on the robbery.
John Langford, chief operating officer of Big Concerts – the promoters of WWE’s South African tour – said when the luggage came off the carousel, the WWE talent found that their bags had been broken into. “The bags that had locks on them had been targeted,” he said. “They stole everything from watches to GPS [navigators] – things that had financial and sentimental value.” Langford said this was embarrassing for South Africa as a country and for “[Big Concerts] as the organizers.”