According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, Bryan told WWE management he will not compete at the event due to the Saudi government's reported involvement in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The family of Jamal Khashoggi, whose killing was "planned", has left Saudi Arabia and is heading for the US, Human Rights Watch has said. "In fact, we are more unhappy because it has tarnished the name of the kingdom", he said, speaking to CNN on the sidelines of a high-profile investment conference in Riyadh.
Mohammed has denied any prior knowledge of the of the mission and on Wednesday called the journalist's killing "a heinous crime". WWE Co-President George Barrios later mentioned in his opening statement how it was a hard decision to continue with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
An official at Turkey's presidential palace told Bloomberg, however, that while Turkey wants the crime to be uncovered, it had no interest in interfering in Saudi internal affairs or trying to influence who becomes the next king.
As the diplomatic backlash continues, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to adopt a resolution that urges EU countries to impose an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia.
Last week US President Donald Trump said "rogue killers" could be to blame, while Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir also blamed a "rogue operation", before the kingdom on Thursday cited information from Turkey in saying the killing appeared to have been premeditated.
Netflix has cancelled Marvel's Luke Cage
Spider-Man defends Queens, for example, while Luke Cage looks over Harlem, and Daredevil primarily operates in Hell's Kitchen. I swear to God, we'd better hear something about a Heroes for Hire series like, YESTERDAY.
Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey's Istanbul on October 2 to obtain documentation for his upcoming marriage, but he never left the place.
Saudi authorities first insisted the journalist Jamal Khashoggi came out of their Istanbul consulate alive.
On Thursday, the crown prince chaired the first meeting of the committee responsible for that shuffle, according to Saudi state media.
That could change after his briefing with Haspel, however, who is back in Washington after a trip to Turkey where she was briefed on Turkey's own investigation.
After weeks of denials, the kingdom finally confirmed Khashoggi's death on October 20, claiming he died in a fistfight.
Saudi officials admitted they brought in a body double to pose as Khashoggi, but claimed it was part of a plan to kidnap rather than to kill him.
According to Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih "There were more than 25 deals signed worth $56 billion", adding that USA companies accounted for most of those contracts.