WWE is in bed with Saudi Arabia and they’re just starting their 10-year deal with the Kingdom in the Middle East. The recent controversy regarding a missing and reportedly murdered journalist by the Prince of Saudi Arabia has risen some real attention to their deal with WWE.
WWE issued a very short response to this situation saying, “We are currently monitoring the situation.” Nothing more was said than that so it appears the Crown Jewel event is still on as scheduled at this point.
The next Saudi Arabia event which will feature the in-ring return of Shawn Michaels with a DX vs Brothers Of Destruction match will take place in the Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on Friday, November 2nd. It will be a female-free event to go along with Saudi custom due to their strict religious culture. But it takes place 5 days following the first-ever all-female WWE pay-per-view Evolution.
We will keep you updated if there are any new updates in this situation.