WWE ‘Monitoring’ Saudi Government’s Reported Involvement in Death of Journalist

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WWE says they’re “monitoring the situation” involving the death of a journalist reportedly at the order of Saudi Arabia’s royal court.

A rep for WWE released a statement to the media saying, “We are currently monitoring the situation.”

For those unaware, the New York Times reported this week that officials believe Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last week by a team who dismembered his body with a bonesaw.

Companies with ties to the Saudi government have since come under heavy scrutiny. On Wednesday, the New York Times pulled out as a media sponsor from an investor event later this month in Riyadh. Richard Branson also suspended business talks with the Saudi Arabian government in regards to a reported $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies. 

We’ll keep you updated if WWE makes any additional comments. 

  • Chuckie Chk

    so Mr. Khashoggi entered a Saudi consulate and hasn’t been seen since. Its known that they have tried several times to lure him back to Saudi Arabia without success. so what is WWE monitoring?

    • Wicced

      From the looks of the articles they are monitoring it moving rapidly from “allegedly murdered by the Saudis” to “overwhelming weight of evidence says he was killed by the Saudis through dismemberment with a bonesaw while inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey”

  • Louis

    “Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last week by a team who dismembered his body with a bonesaw.”
    -PWS

    Goodness gracious.

  • Chuckie Chk

    “if” WWE were to cancel Crown Jewel, wouldn’t they most likely have to pay the Saudi government back?

    • A P!MP NAMED GRUMPY

      This would be the thing that gets vince to say, “Kiss my ass. Darkest part. Bring a flashlight. You’re going deep.”

      • Cuvis

        Will Prince Mohammad join the Vince McMahon Kiss My Ass Club?

        • A P!MP NAMED GRUMPY

          Vince has big grapefruits, but I don’t think the roster does. The State Department should put a stop to this before someone does something stupid.

          • Vince

            State Department? If the WWE wants to go to Saudi Arabia, let them.

          • A P!MP NAMED GRUMPY

            Not if they impose a travel ban to Saudi. Prolly won’t happen, Trumps got a hard-on…i mean mushroom cap for Saudi money.

          • Vince

            I don’t believe in banning Americans from traveling to certain countries; I’m a libertarian.

          • A P!MP NAMED GRUMPY

            Good for you, inhale an eight-ball and drink some wood alcohol sold as tequila.

          • Vince

            I believe in people’s freedom to do stupid stuff like that, but I don’t do it myself. If it’s proven that Saudi Arabia did this (which they likely did), I’m sure Vince will move the event somewhere else, but the decision should not be forced on him. He’ll also have to give the Saudis all their money back.

            As for Trump, he talked a big game about punishing Saudi Arabia, yet he won’t stop selling them weapons. He’s full of crap.

          • A P!MP NAMED GRUMPY

            You can be sure they didn’t give WWE all that dough on an up front deal. Besides, stock value would be fine as its not predicated on the Saudi deal, its based on the value of the domestic TV deals with Fox and USA. As for people having the right to do stupid stuff, sure, but there needs to be some reasonable oversight to prevent people from getting nations into armed conflicts. We imposed sanctions on Iran for nearly 40 years after taking our embassy employees hostage for over a year. The Saudis know McMahon and Trump are friends. Imagine a smaller venue being seized by “terrorists” in Riyadh, holding about a hundred American performers hostage as a bargaining chip. Is one wrestling card worth the risk. Yeah I know, I went to a dark place with this, but don’t forget, WW1 was started with the assassination of one person, and the 72 Olympics ended with immense bloodshed for Palestinians. I don’t want to watch HISTORY i want to watch some kayfabed rasslin’.

  • KiteFlyer89

    Cancel the damn show.