WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia AXED amid fan and political pressure following death of US journalist
THE WWE have sensationally AXED their Crown Jewel pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia after political and fan pressure, according to reports.
Vince McMahon was set to take his wrestling promotion to Riyadh for the event on November 2 after signing a mega multi-year deal.
The Crown Jewel pay-per-view is set to be held in Saudi Arabia on 2 November, this yearWWE
There has been fierce criticism of the show though, following the apparent murder of US journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
And according to reports, it has been cancelled and will not take place in Saudi, with rumours suggesting it could now be moved.
It is understood there have been high-level talks to move Crown Jewel, with the United Kingdom a possibility due to its infrastructure.
It is unlikely the show will be cancelled completely, with a lot of the bookings sorted and mentions of the event on SmackDown 1000 last night.
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It is thought some of the WWE’s top stars have made it clear they do not want to travel to Saudi under the current political landscape.
Meanwhile, the wrestling promotion also removed all mentions of it being in Saudi Arabia from their website last week.
The WWE Told The Sun in a statement: “We are currently monitoring the situation.”