Only eight days away from their second trip to Saudi Arabia for a big money event in 2018, things are becoming a little clearer for the WWE.
While Crown Jewel appears to good go, there still remains questions about which wrestlers will be working the event. Heading into the event the two biggest questions marks are Daniel Bryan and John Cena.
Earlier in the week multiple reports pointed to Cena being out of the event in Saudi Arabia. The rumor mill picked up steam on Monday morning when Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports reported that Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan would also be off the card.
WWE Crown Jewel could be in trouble.— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) October 22, 2018
I was just told Reigns is currently injured and that Cena and Bryan are "refusing" to work the show. Many on the current WWE roster have expressed concerned with going, as well, but obviously not all of them have the power like Cena/Bryan.
Responding to recent rumors and reports the WWE issued a statement to Pro Wrestling Sheet about Bryan and Cena.
“A rep for WWE replied to our request for comment on the matter saying: ‘As always, we maintain an open line of communication with our performers and will address each situation accordingly.’”
WWE Crown Jewel is still scheduled for Friday Nov. 2 from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The WWE would go on to include a statement in a press release that they were moving forward with the event.
On Thursday morning, CEO and chairman of the WWE Vince McMahon refused to comment any further on the situation in Saudi Arabia during the company’s 2018 third quarter conference call.
Will Daniel Bryan and John Cena be working in Saudi Arabia next Friday? One of them? Both of them? Neither of them?