WWE Responds To Report That Talent Is Uncomfortable With Traveling To Saudi Arabia

WWE's stance on going to Saudi Arabia has not changed.

Earlier today, Sports Illustrated reported that multiple WWE superstars, all choose to remain anonymous, "expressed discomfort with the idea of performing in Saudi Arabia.

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In a statement released to the New York Post, WWE said, "As always, we maintain an open line of communication with our performers as we continue to monitor the situation."

This has been the company stance over the last week as news broke that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2. The New York Times reported that Khashoggi was assassinated "on orders from the highest levels of the royal court," which includes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the man responsible for bringing WWE to Saudi Arabia. 

Many outside of the company, including US Senators, have spoke out about WWE continuing their relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of recent events. On Monday, Variety reported that Endeavour, the parent company of WME and UFC, were exploring the possibility of pulling out of their $400 million deal with Saudi Arabia.

As of now, WWE still plans on holding their Crown Jewel event on Nov. 2.

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