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Will The WWE Drop Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi Disappearance?

The disappearance of the Washington Post reporter creates problems for the WWE's 10-year, multi-million dollar deal with the Arab nation

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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.

 

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