Randy Orton is comfortable with going to Saudi Arabia.
TMZ caught up with Orton at the airport and asked him about WWE's decision to go to Saudi Arabia despite their alleged involvement in the disappearance in journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"I think we should go. The only way to help with the change over there and to not cancel the trip," said Orton. "Our girls performed in Abu Dhabi not too long ago and I think we'll be there eventually with Saudi and Crown Jewel. That's the goal to make things better everywhere. Not going, doesn't help. Going helps."
Former WWE Champion John Bradshaw Layfield offered the same sentiment on Tuesday during an appearance on FOX Business. Much like JBL, Orton focused on Saudi Arabia's treatment of women, namely not allowing women to appear on the show. WWE was criticized following the Greatest Royal Rumble for having women appear in a video package. Saudi Arabia officials had to issue an apology for the video.
When asked if he believed women will one day be allowed to wrestle in Saudi Arabia, Orton said, "100 percent."
WWE has repeatedly said they are "monitoring the situation" in Saudi Arabia, but as of now have no plans to cancel the Nov. 2 event. A recent report by Sports Illustrated said that many within WWE are uncomfortable with traveling to Saudi Arabia. Randy Orton is scheduled to take part in the World Cup at the event.
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