Will The WWE Drop Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Disappearance?
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As has been reported, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since he entered the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey to obtain paperwork to marry his fiance, who is Turkish.
The reports of his disappearance are gruesome, including allegations that Khashoggi was murdered in the embassy and his body dismembered and then disposed of. Senators and others are pushing President Trump to take action against Saudia Arabia, and reformer and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Khashoggi is known for reporting that is highly critical of Saudi government.
The WWE, owned by Vince McMahon - his wife, Linda McMahon is a member of the Trump Administration. She runs the Small Business Administration - has a 10 year deal with Saudia Arabia to bring events to the country. They just completed the first one. The next, entitled Crown Jewel, is scheduled for November 2nd.
With the disappearance of Khashoggi, and questions about Salman's involvement, many are questioning whether the WWE should continue it's relationship with the Arab nation.
President Trump said he has spoken with Saudi officials, "at the highest levels." The President also added, "We cannot let this happen to reporters, to anybody." Information about Khashoggi's disappearance continues to develop.
It’s time for the WWE to show some guts and cancel the show in Saudi Arabia— Evan Roberts (@EvanRobertsWFAN) October 11, 2018
I hope @WWE and @TripleH are paying attention to what’s happening in Saudi Arabia with #JamalKhashoggi. If the reports are true, that he was killed by the Saudi Government then WWE should immediately sever all ties with Saudi Arabia and cancel #CrownJewel.— Blaine Shores (@bdshores) October 10, 2018
I'm also curious to continue to keep an ear open to whether it seems WWE is shying away from needlessly excessive mentions of Saudi Arabia when hyping Crown Jewel tonight and in coming weeks (if this situation doesn't "blow over," I could see the event itself in jeopardy).— Wade Keller (@thewadekeller) October 10, 2018