"The Bad Guy" in Saudi?
This past Friday WWE traveled to Saudi Arabia for their 'Crown Jewel' event. There was a whirlwind of controversy surrounding the show stemming from the disappearance and death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi who was reportedly set up by the Saudi government, and top of that the company brought back WWE Hall Of Famer Hulk Hogan on their programmin for the first time since the racially charged comments he made were released to the public.
Prior to the event happening, the media caught up with stars who were going to the trip like 13-time World Champion Randy Orton who gave his reasoning as to why he was going to Saudi Arabia. The likes of Daniel Bryan and John Cena reportedly pulled out of the event which is why their matches on the show had to be altered. During a recent interview with Hannibal TV, WWE Hall Of Famer Scott Hall voiced his opinion on WWE continuing on with their Saudi-show and left a special message for WWE Chairman Vince McMahon letting him know that next time the company goes to Saudi Arabia, "The Bad Guy" would be more than happy to attend.
"Well, Kevin and I just did an n.W.o reunion last weekend at Hulk’s beach shop in Orlando with the WWE’s blessing. It’s the first time Hulk’s been welcomed back into the fold and I’m happy he’s back.” He continued, “There’s a lot of backlash but I saw JBL on a show last weekend talking about… by boycotting stuff, that doesn’t solve anything. He used Cuba as a reference. Like we boycotted Cuba forever and where did that get us? Nothing. Nothing changed there, the people, their quality of life never improved so I agree with that." Hall said. "Staying away is not the answer, plus we’re not a bunch of politicians. We’re entertainers, we’re wrasslers. You know we’re not involved in all that global stuff. That’s the way I look at it. I’ll be happy to go Vince. You wanna bring the n.W.o over there next time, let me know."