Former WWE Superstar Taryn Terrell took to Twitter to rip WWE for their decision to continue with the Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia. The show will air this Friday on the WWE Network.
Terrell said this on Sunday night: "Was Evolution WWE’s attempt to make up for the fact that women can’t even attend a show in Saudi Arabia? Give me a break Vince. ? #cashgrab"
Terrell put over the women in the wrestling business and noted that concussions are the reason why she is no longer in the wrestling business.
Despite denials from WWE, the feeling in the company is that the Evolution pay-per-view was done as a way to soften the backlash for their decision to do business with Saudi Arabia.
The controversy over the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has increased the negative sentiment among fans and WWE will have to deal with this every year if they plan on going to Saudi Arabia for the next 10 years under their current agreement.
For those of you that missed it, click here to read about the negative fan reaction at the Nassau Coliseum when the Crown Jewel commercial was shown on the big screen during the Evolution pay-per-view.