The upcoming WWE Crown Jewel event continues to be a hot-bed topic as the company faces mounting pressure from both fans and U.S. Senators to rethink the event amidst current United States and Saudi Arabia tensions.
According to Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Live, numerous WWE talents do not want to make the trip to Saudi Arabia given the current climate.
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“I can’t speak for everybody on the WWE roster,” said Alvarez, h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription. “I haven’t talked to everybody on the WWE roster but I can tell you that a lot of the people that are scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, they don’t want to go to Saudi Arabia.” He added, “In fact, the majority of the talent doesn’t want to go to Saudi Arabia but the office wants to go to Saudi Arabia and they have shareholders that they want to please with all of these big money deals that they’re getting. We’ll see what happens.”
Observer Live co-host Dave Meltzer added that WWE is currently considering back-up plans in case the company does indeed decide to scrap the planned Crown Jewel event.
One person who is in favor of WWE not making the trip to Saudi Arabia is former WWE star Gail Kim, as she Tweeted the following:
Do the right thing @wwe you have enough money. https://t.co/eeoqg9AzcV
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) October 13, 2018