Mustafa Ali faces Mansoor at this week’s Crown Jewel from Saudi Arabia. He will not be accepting any of his pay. Instead, the superstar will donate his earnings to charity.
Ali took to Twitter to inform fans of the decision. It is not the first time Mustafa Ali has donated a Saudi payday to charity. After 2019’s WWE Super Showdown event, Ali donated his pay to Charity Water.
“Earnings from the 10/21 event will be donated to charity.”
The Saudi shows have stirred up great controversy for WWE. Amid a political firestorm and tons of bad press, the 2019 show resulted in a much-discussed delayed flight. WWE went on the defensive. They defended the shows and a WWE lawyer called any news about the delayed flight clickbait.
Due to the politics of the country, some WWE talents aren’t even able to work the shows if they wanted to. Sami Zayn was banned from doing the shows because of his ethnicity.
WWE Crown Jewel will be broadcast on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network internationally. The show will air at noon eastern. The show is headlined by the much-anticipated Universal title match between Brock Lesnar and champion Roman Reigns.
Betting odds have Mansoor as the heavy favorite in his match with Ali. Mansoor is heavily protected at the Saudi Arabia shows since he is WWE’s first ever Saudi-native talent. Kudos to Mustafa Ali for his generosity.
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