On November 2nd, WWE is set to have its pay-per-view event ‘Crown Jewel’,take place in Saudi Arabia. However, many fans are giving pushback to WWE asking them to reconsider.
Saudi Arabia has been under fire after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is suspected to have been murdered by Saudi officials.
According to Buzzfeed, Khashoggi,who was living in the US last year, was very vocal about the Saudi government. The day he went missing, it was reported that he went to the Saudi Consulate located in Instanbul and never returned home.
With this news rapidly increasing, and on the heels of ‘Crown Jewel’, many WWE fans have not only reached out to the multi-billion dollar company but also to the superstars asking that they pull out of the show by using #CancelCrownJewel on Twitter.
Many of the other sponsors for this event has pulled out of the show due to this major controversy.
‘Crown Jewel’, is the second WWE event to be held in Saudi Arabia.The first one was ‘Greatest Royal Rumble’.