A decision on WWE Crown Jewel could come as soon as Wednesday.
The Wrap is reporting that WWE officials were waiting on Turkey to announce details from its investigation on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The report is expected to be released today and that will determine the fate of the Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia. Due to the time difference, a decision on the show is not expected until Wednesday.
Aside from a brief statement last week when they said they are “monitoring” the situation, WWE has remained quiet and they have not mentioned Saudi Arabia on their TV shows and on social media.
As previously noted, tickets were supposed to go on sale last Friday but the Saudi government has not begun to sell them because WWE has yet to let them know if they are moving forward with the show.
There has been a ton of pressure from fans and United States senators on WWE to pull out of this show. Furthermore, several WWE Superstars have said privately that they would rather not go. On Monday, the creative team was told that John Cena would not be going to Saudi Arabia and there was a Twitter post from Robbie Fox from Barstool Sports claiming that Daniel Bryan was refusing to participate in Crown Jewel.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the killing of Khashoggi was planned and he called it a “brutal” murder. He is calling on Saudi Arabia to extradite the 18 suspects to Turkey so they could face justice for their crime.