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JBL rips U.S. senators and defends WWE's decision to continue with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

FOX Business

FOX Business

Former WWE Superstar John Layfield is coming to the defense of WWE for continuing their plans to run the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on 11/2.

Layfield was on FOX Business this morning and made it clear that he thinks WWE is making the right decision, despite reports about wrestlers not wanting to go to Saudi Arabia.

He said, "From what I understand, yes, the idea is that WWE is gonna go there. The official line is that they are monitoring the situation. My personal opinion is that they should go."

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Layfield falsely claimed that the first women's match in the Middle East was put on by WWE. Actually, Impact Wrestling did it years before WWE.

Layfield also ripped on the U.S. senators who called on WWE to pull out of Saudi Arabia. "For these guys to hide behind their patriotism and show their flag waving to me, I think to try to improve their abysmal approval ratings to me is wrong. WWE has been at the forefront of change and you want to change Saudi Arabia, you send something like WWE there."

Check out the clip from FOX Business below: