SmackDown 1000 closed with a short and sweet statement by the Undertaker that was notable for how the crowd reacted.
The Undertaker stated, "At Crown Jewel, I have three words for DX: Rest. In. Peace."
At the mention of "Crown Jewel," a smattering of boos can be heard from the crowd. You can view Taker's promo and listen to the boos the video above. Fans in attendance confirmed to Fightful that the boos were audible in their section. One fan said, "It was easily the most unpopular topic of the night."
Crown Jewel has been mired in controversy due to the alleged involvement of the Saudi Arabia government in the disappearance and alleged murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Sports Illustrated recently reported that WWE talent is uncomfortable in traveling to Saudi Arabia for the event. Thus far, the only official statement made by WWE is that they are "currently monitoring the situation." As of now, they have no plans to back out of the Nov. 2 date.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has denied any involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi.