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Corey Graves shares how WWE stars feel about traveling to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel

Corey Graves recently did an interview with Sports Illustrated to promote his new “After the Bell” podcast that premieres this Wednesday.

In the interview, he talked about how the WWE roster feels about making the long trip to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel on Thursday.

It’s been reported that some WWE stars don’t want to make the trip including the likes of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Kevin Owens, who haven’t worked recent shows. 

According to Graves, many of the stars like making the trip for the big paydays for working the shows. The company holds two shows per year in the country. 

“It’s a long, grueling trip over there, but most of the talent like it because it’s a pretty good pay day,” Graves said. “To me, it’s super exciting to have these totally unusual attractions like Cain Velasquez-Brock Strowman and Tyson Fury-Braun Strowman. If you take any sort of political feeling out of the equation, aren’t you, as a fan of WWE, aren’t you curious and excited to watch these attractions?

“It is what it is. This is not about politics for the talent, it’s about doing what we do best on the planet all over the planet. Everyone that works for any company has things they love and things they don’t love, but what we’re all focused on is having to fly back to SmackDown in Buffalo the next day.”


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