With the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the headlines along with allegations he was murdered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey under orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, there’s been a lot of attention given to WWE’s partnership with bin Salman, his Kingdom and especially Nov. 2’s Crown Jewel pay-per-view in the country.
Many fans, media members and even government officials have called for a postponement or cancellation of the show in Riyadh. But a report today (Oct. 13) from PWInsider indicates WWE has no plans to back off the show, for which they’ve booked Brock Lesnar, Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Mike Johnson’s sources tell him that as of yesterday, WWE officials were working on talent travel plans and “other logistical aspects” for Crown Jewel. While he writes that preparations could be put on hold by further news about the missing Washington Post columnist or the Saudi’s role in his alleged killing, “internally, all signs are it [WWE] is full steam ahead with the 11/2 event”.
You can read PWInsider’s full update here.