WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia is a rather controversial one. Some don’t think WWE should continue in their deal, but WWE appears to be prepared to fulfill their ten year contract with the Saudi Sports Authority.
Ali donated his last paycheck from his WWE Saudi Arabian show and he’s doing it again for Crown Jewel. Hopefully, he’ll have a bit of a bigger payday too since he’s now on Team Hogan.
Ali might not have the clout to turn down WWE’s request to perform in Saudi Arabia. That won’t keep him from giving away the money he would have made for the show.