What Will Happen If WWE Crown Jewel Gets Cancelled?

Aaron Brown
October 16, 2018

There is a situation regarding the backlash of the disappearance of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, who was a Saudi Arabian national who had been critical of aspects of the country in his reporting.

Sami Zayn, a male wrestler of Syrian descent, also did not appear, with many presuming it was due to strained relations between Saudi Arabia and Syrian - though no official reason was given.

WWE released a statement saying they are "currently monitoring the situation". 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 entertainment wrestling league held their first event in Saudi Arabia this past Spring, and Oliver stated that fans "around the world were treated to wall-to-wall propaganda about the new Saudi Arabia, including video showing women happily driving, men dancing, and tourist destination beauty shots, as well as constant excited compliments throughout the broadcast".

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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. They are, as Oliver notes, used to drum up positive publicity for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The shows are part of a 10-year, multi-million dollar deal between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Then, Oliver took a look at the long and complicated history of the USA relationship with Saudi Arabia as well as Trump's personal connections to the country and its ruling class, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS. "So the private interests should review, but so should the United States government".

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