Sunday, 18 November, 2018

WWE under pressure to cancel Saudi Arabia show over missing journalist

WWE under pressure to cancel Saudi Arabia show over missing journalist The Undertaker Has Reportedly Agreed To A Match At WrestleMania 35
Andrew Cummings | 16 October, 2018, 09:31

Bryan Alvarez said on Wrestling Observer Live that although he's been wrong before, he does not think that a Shawn Michaels return will happen at Survivor Series if WWE pulls out of the Saudi Arabia show.

WWE Crown Jewel remains a polemical topic, and with the Jamal Khashoggi case continuing to have a profound global impact, the criticism and pressure thrown at Vince McMahon's business in Saudi Arabia is only getting louder.

Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of the regime, hasn't been seen since entering a Saudi consulate in Islamabad on October 2.

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The first set went with serve, and some big serves at that, until Djokovic grabbed the break to go 4-2 up. But he had fulsome praise for Djokovic , saying: "He's probably the best player in the world right now".

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The Korea Herald is a member of The Straits Times media partner Asia News Network, an alliance of 23 news media organisations. As to ending the war, he recounts that there was "enough discussion" with President Trump and other United States officials.

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Britain's Brexit minister, Dominic Raab, could also come to Brussels then if weekend talks cover enough ground. In a Q&A session with Reuters, Tony Blair advised parliamentarians to vote the Brexit deal down.

Several US Senators have also urged WWE to rethink the event, with Sen.

In a almost 20-minute segment on Sunday's Last Week Tonight (watch it above), Oliver detailed the cozy and lucrative relationship between World Wresting Entertainment and Saudi Arabia, specifically Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS, as he's often called). This all stems from the rising tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia after a Washing Post journalist was kidnapped and presumed murdered. The first WWE event was staged in April, but the big, appropriately titled "Crown Jewel" pay-per-view event is set for November 2 in Riyadh. "In fact, scratch any positive story about him and you will find a much grimmer truth underneath", Oliver said, noting how the Saudis ended its ban on women driving just weeks after it reportedly jailed a group of female activists who were campaigning for the right to drive.

Saudi Arabia's stringent laws against both women and the LGBT flies in the face of many performers in the company, not to mention the WWE's audience itself.

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