WWE Crown Jewel has been full of controversy since even before the Greatest Royal Rumble took place. But it’s happening on Friday and will air at noon live on the WWE Network live from Saudi Arabia.
Apparently, the only thing that could stop the event was a call from President Trump himself and apparently, he didn’t make that call to Vince McMahon. So they’re carrying on with the event as planned because WWE cited their financial future hinged on the 10-year Saudi Arabia deal they just started.
WWE is very good at their verbiage and since the controversy started, they’ve just stopped saying “Saudi Arabia” on television. After all, even the mention of the event was known to draw a huge heated response.
They are now referring to WWE Crown Jewel as a “global pay-per-view event” instead of mentioning the actual location. It was a tactic used on commentary by Tom Phillips and we’re sure it was fed to him through his headset.
We have to give WWE credit for this clever workaround revealing a location. But when you think about it, all pay-per-views are global events because they can be seen across the planet, however maybe it’s best we just don’t dive too deep into that logic.