Sgt. Slaughter has defended the WWE over their decision to move forward with the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event that went down on November 2, 2018, at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
This was a controversial event due to the public backlash over the fact that the WWE moved forward with the show after it was reported the Saudi Arabian government ordered the murder of Jamal journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
At the time of this report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came out by stating that the killing of Khashoggi was planned and he called it a “brutal” murder.
Despite this, not only did WWE push forward with the show but they also decided to bring in WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan to do an in-ring promo to start the show. This marked his first WWE televised appearance since being fired a few years earlier after racist remarks were released from a sex tape involving Hogan.
TMZ recently caught with WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter where they asked him about WWE’s decision to go forward with the show. This was when he stated that WWE is an entertainment company and has nothing to do with politics.
“Oh, same way. We’re an entertainment company. We’re not anything to do with politics, and we’re basically there to entertain everybody. Not only just the American people, but people all over the world. That’s what we do for a living, and that’s what makes our company so great.”
H/T to Fightful.com for the transcript