John Oliver Taunts Trump Over His ‘Intense Bromance’ With Saudi Crown Prince

16 October, 2018, 09:30 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Crown Jewel U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal Calls On WWE To ‘Recognize On Its Own A Conscience And Conviction

We're at the part of the wrestling calendar where rumors start popping up about WWE's plans with The Undertaker.

However, since news broke about the suspected murder of Jamal Koshoggi, a vocal Saudi journalist who disappeared when he entered his home country's consulate in Turkey, WWE's event has come under fire by fans and politicians alike.

Ahead of the Crown Jewel event on 2 November, WWE's deal with Saudi Arabia has received a great deal of mainstream media attention over the past week or so. The company released a statement on Thursday saying they are "monitoring the situation", but no additional word has been put out at this time.

The April event, as Oliver described it, provided the kingdom with global "wall-to-wall propaganda about the new Saudi Arabia, including video showing women happily driving, men dancing and tourist destination beauty shots as well as constant excited compliments throughout the broadcast".

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Oliver, specifically, called out Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - also known as MBS - for attempting to paint a portrait of a more progressive nation.

US senator Richard Blumenthal from WWE's home state of CT has called on WWE to "review and relook" at its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Shawn Michaels' in-ring return will take place in a tag team match at WWE Crown Jewel. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of course, denies these allegations, and the squad of alleged killers claim they were just in the country for a vacation.

"I would hope that WWE will recognize on its own a conscience and conviction, if there is proof Saudi officials approved and ordered this kind of killing", he said.

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