Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

US Championship Match Official For WWE Crown Jewel

US Championship Match Official For WWE Crown Jewel

At one point it looked as though the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament in Riyadh was in jeopardy following Khashoggi's killing in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

WWE wrestling superstar John Cena has pulled out of a major show in Saudi Arabia that was billed as the Crown Jewel.

From the production side, John Gaburick is said to have been in Saudi Arabia for an entire month to get things ready for this Friday's show.

"Crown Jewel" is the second event this year staged by WWE in Saudi Arabia as part of its partnership with a nation with a history of human rights abuses.

Wrestlers with less accumulated main event six-figure paydays or who are shakier ground with their clout with top management might have feared ramifications if they protested rather than trusting WWE management's decision.

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There will be a lot at stake. "There will also be a psychological component". But in the future, it does not mean we will keep doing that".

The star performed in WWE's the Greatest Royal Rumble, which took place in Saudi Arabia in April. I will be covering the event live beginning with the Kickoff show.

Hogan was last at a WWE event in July when he apologized to the WWE locker room backstage at Extreme Rules, but he never appeared on-camera. I want to send a genuine thank you to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ... for its unmatched hospitality that extends far beyond this evening.

There have been reports of Daniel Bryan also objecting to participating in the show.

'WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base.

"Similar to other US -based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia", the WWE said, "the Company has made a decision to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event". "Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled". Bryan ended up winning, which earned him a title shot against WWE Champion AJ Styles at Crown Jewel. Hogan tipped off his role at Crown Jewel and hinted at a potential return to WrestleMania recently in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel.

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