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WWE still moving forward with plans for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

The negative media attention and the statements from United States senators have not deterred WWE’s plans for the Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia…at least not yet.

PWInsider reports that, as of today, the show is moving forward and the company is working on the logistics and production aspects for the show. Usually, that means getting the stage and the ring materials ready to ship out.

Things can change but right now WWE management is working as if the show will go on as scheduled. As reported yesterday by Dave Meltzer, the company has been discussing backup plans in case they have to cancel the show.

There are several WWE Superstars who have said privately that they would rather not go to Saudi Arabia. We’ll see what happens in the next few days.

As written about here on Friday, WWE is in a no-win situation. If they continue with the show then it would be a public relations problem for them. If they don’t continue the show then they would be breaking their contract, which would end their 10-year lucrative deal with Saudi Arabia.

Keep in mind that Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels are only doing the show because they got a huge money offer that is based on what WWE is getting paid by Saudi Arabia. The question is whether those two would want to still wrestle on a different show (Survivor Series, for example) for less money.


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