Rey Mysterio is set to take on The Miz at WWE’s upcoming Elimination Chamber premium live event. This year’s show will have a different feel from previous EC events as it will take place in Saudi Arabia. Plenty of controversies have surrounded WWE’s frequent visits to the controversial nation.
WWE does the best they can to gloss over the fact that Saudi Arabia is frequently accused of abhorrent human rights violations. Superstars are often sent to events with major players in the Saudi Royal family. The show sometimes seems like a tourism commercial for the country, which is the intended purpose of the shows from a Saudi perspective.
Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Austin Theory, and Jamie Noble recently attended a Saudi Royal Kingdom Dinner. The event took place at the Jeddah Yacht Club. Rey shared a photo of the WWE contingent on his Instagram.
“Royal kingdom dinner with the homies @jeddahyachtclub”
Austin Theory also shared a video of the view from his hotel room. Theory also posed for a quick selfie in the outfit he wore to the royal occasion. Austin was looking sharp for his meeting the the Saudi representatives.
Although there will always be debate about whether WWE should be in business with the Saudi royal family, the company shows no signs of stopping. The events generate millions in revenue for WWE. It looks like the company’s superstars are doing their best to take it all in and enjoy themselves.
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