WWE working on backup plans should Crown Jewel be cancelled
There is mounting political pressure for WWE to “pause” or cancel their upcoming show in Saudi Arabia. Senators are now calling on WWE to not go through with the event.
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer, backup plans are being developed in case the show does not take place.
Linda McMahon’s role in the Trump administration is playing a role in the pressure the Senators are putting on WWE.
“Private enterprise is private enterprise, different than a governmental entity,” Sen. Bob Menendez said to the media. “but because [Linda McMahon] is part of the president’s cabinet, it falls into the grey area where the administration really should give it some thought and maybe even prevail upon them not doing it.”
Several media outlets have also pulled out of an upcoming Business conference in Saudi Arabia.
Why Is There Political Pressure To Cancel Crown Jewel?
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is missing and presumed dead. He entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on October 2nd, 2018 and has never been seen again. US spies are saying they have proof he was assassinated on the order of the Saudi Royal Family, a charge they are denying.
Furthermore, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau angered the Saudi Royal family recently as well. Trudeau called for the KSA to release journalists being held prisoner in the country and scheduled for beheadings. Following Trudeau’s comments, the KSA expelled Canadian diplomats from the country. They also pulled home Saudi Arabian students who had been studying abroad in Canada. As of this writing, no Canadians are scheduled for Crown Jewel.