The WWE Crown Jewel event is a heated discussion and there are plenty of people weighing in on the subject because of the fact that this transcends WWE and goes into global politics which is a place WWE rarely finds themselves in. The timing for the Crown Jewel event was terribly timed considering the murder of a Washington Post journalist, but of course, WWE had no idea that this would take place when they booked the event.
Now it seems like WWE is getting even more pressure from outside influences to cancel the upcoming Saudi Arabia show.
Senator Richard Blumenthal who is a Democrat from Connecticut the state which hosts WWE headquarters in Stamford opened up to WCBS News Radio 820 about WWE’s involvement with the Saudis.
“All major private interests should review and relook their relationship with the Saudi Kingdom in light of its continuing pattern of abuse of civil rights and civil liberties, contempt for the rule of law, and bombing in Yemen using the United States military equipment and possible intelligence. I would hope that WWE will recognize on its own a conscience and conviction if there is proof that Saudi officials approved and ordered this kind of killing, and I would lean first on the United States government to do its duty so that it can lead private interests like WWE, and the first place to look is to the United States of America.”
It seems that WWE could be backing out of the Saudi Arabia deal quietly as they have scrubbed any mention of Crown Jewel taking place on their website and their Twitter account hasn’t acknowledged Crown Jewel’s location in the past couple of days either. Only time will tell how this story develops, but we will keep you updated.