WWE under pressure to cancel Saudi Arabia show over missing journalist

Why Fans Should Not Expect To See John Cena In a Regular WWE Role Anytime Soon

Why Fans Should Not Expect To See John Cena In a Regular WWE Role Anytime Soon

That's right, despite all the speculation as to whether WWE would cancel the Crown Jewel event, two more World Cup qualifying matches are set to take place on Raw, which points to the show carrying on as normal. It was the first part of a decade-long partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority.

They became the target of a blistering, 18-minute report on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" this past Sunday - which also covered the ongoing political tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Khashoggi situation.

Khashoggi, a journalist who has been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told BBC News that he was anxious disappearances like this were becoming the "new normal".

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As we previously reported, U.S. Senators have called for WWE to re-think the relationship due to the alleged assassination. This all stems from the rising tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia after a Washing Post journalist was kidnapped and presumed murdered. The company released a statement on Thursday saying they are "monitoring the situation", but no additional word has been put out at this time.

April's Greatest Royal Rumble was generally badly received by wrestling fans for being little more than a filler show - but the event was marred with more serious controversy from further afield.

The Last Week Tonight host dedicated an entire segment to the wealthy middle eastern country, and the WWE's connection to the Kingdom was brought up.

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