Earlier this year WWE presented the Greatest Royal Rumble from Saudi Arabia, and in a few weeks the company is set to return to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel.
It was recently reported that Washington Post journalist, and United States resident Jamal Khashoggi had gone missing. Evidence was later presented suggesting that he had been killed, and that the Saudi government may have been involved in the murder.
WWE recently released a statement in regards to the status of Crown Jewel that reads as follows: “We are currently monitoring the situation.”
Now United States Senators are urging WWE to reevaluate their relationship with Saudi Arabia.
“I’d hope that they would be rethinking their relationship with the kingdom especially with respect to events coming up in the next weeks like [WWE Crown Jewel],” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told IJR.
“Private enterprise is private enterprise, different than a governmental entity,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) told IJR, “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.”
As of this writing Crown Jewel is scheduled to go on as planned.
Stay tuned for updates.