WWE Is Still Going To Saudi Arabia For The Crown Jewel Event

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There was a lot of concern that WWE was not going to go to Saudi Arabia due to an American journalist getting killed in brutal fashion.

Despite the horrible crime, the WWE is still going to the country as planned for its Crown Jewel event.

As reported by NoDQ.com, WWE announced its decision to go back Saudi Arabia earlier today during its financial earnings report. You can read the full statement down below.

"WWE has operated in the Middle East for nearly 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base. Considering the heinous crime committed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Company faced a very difficult decision as it relates to its event scheduled for November 2 in Riyadh. Similar to other U.S.-based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has decided to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event. Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled".

With this in mind, it's being said John Cena is no longer interested on working on the show.

John Cena is a Hollywood actor now and may not want to hurt his chances of more movie roles if he goes with WWE to Saudi Arabia.

Another wrestler not willing to go is Daniel Bryan, although he may have to still try and go since he's still a full time WWE employee unlike John Cena.

If Bryan stays in America, someone else may have to face AJ Styles for the WWE Title.

WWE still going to Saudi Arabia may have been a financial reason more than anything. The Saudi Arabian government is paying WWE millions upon millions of dollars to hold events there for the next several years.

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