WWE confirmed a few days ago that Crown Jewel will move forward as planned, and the event will take place from Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2.
Kane is set to team up with The Undertaker to face DX at the event, and a spokesperson for Mayor Glen Jacobs issued the following statement to Knox News regarding his involvement with the event:
“Mayor Jacobs is still going to the Crown Jewel event because he made a commitment to not only the WWE, but the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation and the first responders of Knoxville and Knox County,” said the mayor’s spokesperson Rob Link.
WWE will be donating $100,000 to a local nonprofit foundation which supports first responders and their families on behalf of Glen Jacobs.
“We’re happy to support this charity of behalf of Mayor Jacobs,” WWE CEO Vince McMahon said in a press release. “Much like his unparalleled contributions to advancing the WWE brand during his stellar career of more than 20 years, Mayor Jacobs has begun work to improve Knox County.”