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WWE releases brief statement on Saudi Arabian controversy

The Government of Saudi Arabia has found themselves in hot water after the controversy over the missing Washington Post Journalist has become an International Issue.

The whole thing has affected WWE too and as the company is set to return to the country for their Crown Jewel PPV next month, people have been criticizing them as well.

They have also been expecting WWE to comment on the matter and after this became a hot topic of discussion, the company has finally released a brief statement on the situation:


While this statement doesn’t really provide much detail on what will be the next step of the WWE Officials, them releasing an official word on the matter is still notable.

For those who don’t know, Jamal Khashoggi a Journalist who was considered a high profile critic of the Saudi Government went missing on October 2.

He was last seen entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul and many believe that he was murdered there, with the orders from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

  • Whistling Joe

    That, or maybe it’s because this site has more than a couple of Indians running it, so you know, standing up for their muslim brothers. If they delete your post, just repost it. There’s nothing snowflakes hate more than the truth.

  • Rinn13

    Nice to see my original comment, pointing out facts, not rhetoric or bias, wasn’t allowed by the mods. Because speaking factual truth about a religion, and the countries and cultures that are dominated by it, isn’t PC.

  • Soulshroude

    I suggest that no one reply to this article… common sense dictates as much.

  • EVH

    it looks bad in retrospect, but at the time WWE cut the deal with the saudi’s how were they to know they’d be in the middle of a huge news story months later?

    Then again they faced backlash for the greatest royal rumble and female performers not being allowed, so there is that.

    Either Vince is oblivious to everything or he simply doesnt care.

  • Wicka Steve

    That WWE is running another show for a backwards country? No, not a joke. That the saudi arabia government had someone murdered? No, not a joke.

  • Wicka Steve

    Straw man. Try again.

  • Brian

    Name me one democracy that isn’t corrupt. One. Once again, it’s the people operating it, not the process.

  • Wicka Steve

    Name one muslim theocracy that isn’t oppressive. One.

  • Darrin Tyler

    Is this a joke?….

  • Brian

    This has nothing to do with the Muslim religion, and all about the people involved. Using your logic, we should have nothing to do with men, because they were involved in this. The people are corrupt, the religion is not.

  • CC

    WWE should never have done business with Saudi in the first place really, but they are a business driven by money and greed, so no surprise they did.

    That said, to cancel this event based on something that has not been proved would take a heavy financial toll on them, to the point it could potentially ruin them or at least result in loss of jobs.
    They entered into a legally binding contract and were paid a lot of money, so to then back out of that deal would not only mean the loss of that initial pay out, but also the risk of very expensive legal action against them.

    Continuing with the event might hurt them in the eyes of the media and the public, and financially if share prices drop anymore, but until this “murder” is proved, they do not have a leg to stand on if they pull out.

    Probably better to just bite the bullet, do the show and then refuse to work with the Saudi’s anymore.

    By doing these shows in the first place is basically their own problem though, and they made their own bed here. Sadly though, this could impact on the people that work for them who have no say in any of this.

  • Wicka Steve

    One of the people that was part of this gang that was sent after Khashoggi was a mortician and a bone saw was found in the group’s possession. No one should do business with the saudis or any other muslim theocracy.