John Oliver Grapples With WWE Plans For Saudi Arabia "Crown Jewel" Event

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WWE's stance on going to Saudi Arabia has not changed.

Watch Oliver's report on "the situation" above. Now, WWE has released a statement addressing the concerns of its wrestlers.

Saudi Arabia is at the center of a worldwide political storm after it appears they ordered the interrogation and assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist.

On Thursday Trump expressed reluctance to to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia because he said the country was spending $110 billion in the US on weapons sales.

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The WWE statement was mentioned near the end of the segment, but host John Oliver explained Crown Jewel is now scheduled to go on as planned. However, they were looking for a way to minimize the complications and financial loss of breaching their contract with Saudi Arabia.

When asked if he would lean on WWE to cancel or postpone it's Saudi Arabia live event next month if more conclusive evidence is produced that Saudi Arabia's regime was being the disappearance of the Washington Post writer who had been critical of Saudi Arabia's government policies and actions, Blumenthal said yes, but called on the US government to take the lead.

And the Deadman will return to his former stomping ground this week - SmackDown Live - for their 1,000th episode, and probably also to further his storyline with D-Generation X. "I'd hope that they would be rethinking their relationship with the kingdom especially with respect to events coming up in the next weeks like (the WWE Crown Jewel)", Murphy told the IJR.

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