JBL came to WWE‘s defense this morning on Fox Business over U.S. Senators calling for the company to re-think their relationship with the Saudi government before Crown Jewel.
The segment began with the Varney & Co. host referencing a report from Sports Illustrated stating talent in WWE have become uneasy about going to Crown Jewel next month in Saudi Arabia.
“Right now the official line is that they are monitoring the situation,” Layfield explained. “My personal opinion is that they should go.”
As we previously reported, four U.S. Senators recently spoke out about the event … with one suggesting the President’s administration get involved before Crown Jewel takes place.
Layfield responded to this saying, “For these guys to hide behind their patriotism and their show-flag waving, to try to prove their abysmal approval ratings, to me is wrong. WWE has been at the forefront of change and if you want to change Saudi Arabia you send something like WWE there.”
Pro Wrestling Sheet can confirm the Sports Illustrated report from this week. We’ve been told people are dreading going on the trip due how the last one played out, as well as the reported murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi allegedly at the order of the Saudi government.
Watch the segment from Fox Business below.
WWE is holding another big event in Saudi Arabia next month, however, many WWE stars stated that they felt uneasy following the disappearance of columnist Jamal Khashoggi. @JCLayfield, former WWE Wrestling Champion, joined Stuart to share his insight. #WWE #Kashoggi #SaudiArabia pic.twitter.com/hd88DpXy1P
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) October 16, 2018