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World Wrestling Entertainment has been in plenty of headlines over the past number of days and a great portion of those headlines were not positive. Those headlines had to do with the sports-entertainment company continuing on with their 'Crown Jewel' show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which will be held at the 'King Saud University Stadium' on November 2nd.
Being attached to that show is the news of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi going missing in Saudi Arabia after being invited there for business matters. There was no word on the whereabouts of Khashoggi for a lengthy period of time and it had been reported that he was killed but that information was not confirmed until today. CNN is reporting that Saudi officials confirmed the death of Jamal Khashoggi during an announcement on Saudi-State TV. There has been a commission established to investigate the death of Khashoggi and that commission will have one month to release the full details concerning the death of the Washington Post columnist.
It is noted within the report from CNN that Khashoggi and the individuals who met him upon arriving to Istanbul got into an argument and that argument became physical and at some point Khashoggi was killed. The Saudi Press agency is reporting that 18 Saudi nationals have been detained and will be under investigation.
In the case of WWE's Crown Jewel event, the tickets for the show were set to go on sale today but WWE.com has the on-sale date for tickets listed for November 2nd which is the day of the event.
Mainstream media has been all over this situation and most recently, talk show host John Oliver offered his thoughts on the relationship between WWE and Saudi Arabia and to read more on that, click here.