Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

What Will Happen If WWE Crown Jewel Gets Cancelled?

What Will Happen If WWE Crown Jewel Gets Cancelled?

Saudi Arabia's stringent laws against both women and the LGBT flies in the face of many performers in the company, not to mention the WWE's audience itself.

On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight", John Oliver took President Donald Trump to task for his response to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Despite the unrest, WWE appears to be sticking to its guns. The first WWE event was staged in April, but the big, appropriately titled "Crown Jewel" pay-per-view event is set for November 2 in Riyadh.

The WWE has been expanding into Saudi Arabia, hosting a major event earlier this year which was marked by controversy over showing women wrestlers during a promotional segment.

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They became the target of a blistering, 18-minute report on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" this past Sunday - which also covered the ongoing political tensions between the USA and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Khashoggi situation. Koshoggi has been a vocal critic of the current regime under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his father, King Salman, and his disappearance has shocked the world. He also showed clips of all the positive things said about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the event.

"The truth is, MBS is far from the political reformer that he's been presented as".

As earlier reported, WWE released a statement to the media that they were monitoring the situation in Saudi Arabia before making a decision about WWE Crown Jewel, but reports have since emerged that the company has chose to go ahead with their original plans.

"Again, this took place in Turkey, and to the best of our knowledge, Khashoggi is not a United States citizen, is that right?"

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