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Vince McMahon To Induct The Undertaker Into The WWE Hall Of Fame
Last night, the wrestling world was rocked to its foundations by a late-night rumor claiming a deal to sell WWE to the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund was a done deal That alone was remarkable, considering WWE has been rocked to its foundations already multiple times in the last week, starting with Vince McMahon's return[...]
WWE CEO Vince McMahon and Paul "Triple H" Levesque speak to Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, before the 14th Annual Tribute to the Troops Event at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2016. WWE Tribute to the Troops is an annual event held by WWE and Armed Forces Entertainment in December during the holiday season since 2003, to honor and entertain United States Armed Forces members. WWE performers and employees travel to military camps, bases and hospitals, including the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Years of cozying up to the government of Saudi Arabia appear to have paid dividends for Vince McMahon A deal to sell WWE to Saudi investors and take the company private is rumored to be done, according to multiple sources, with some suggesting Vince McMahon could resume his role as head of creative under the[...]
WWE Doubles Down on Saudi Partnership Following Stranded Wrestler Controversy
Eventually, the dark cloud of the company's icky deal with Saudi Arabia would appear again to rain blood all over everything  And indeed, it is that time again, as it's being reported this afternoon that WWE is set to announce its return to the country in November with yet another installment of WWE Crown Jewel,[...]
WWE Elimination Chamber Recap:
Live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it's a matinee "Premium Live Experience" on Peacock today with WWE Elimination Chamber  As is usually the case with the Saudi Arabian shows, the card is pretty packed (they're getting their money's worth) and this event has even more ammo behind it, as it is the last major event before WrestleMania in[...]
WWE Is Planning To Return To Saudi Arabia This February
WWE last put on a show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 21, 2021, with the 2021 WWE Crown Jewel event  With that show being infinitely more well-reviewed than any show they have done in Saudi Arabia before, WWE appears to be anxious to return to the kingdom for another event soon and it's now being[...]
WWE Stars To Endure A Tougher Than Usual Travel Schedule This Week
WWE held their expensive recurring Saudi Arabian spectacle, Crown Jewel, about 24 hours ago in Riyadh  Despite the usual (and well-earned) hesitancy by fans to embrace the event due to both the ethical issues with it and the proclivity for bad matches and botches at the show, they surprised everyone by putting on a pretty[...]
WWE Crown Jewel Recap – Edge & Seth Rollins Steal The Show
 That special time when WWE puts aside whatever morals they have and accepts a very large payment of blood money from Saudi Arabia and tries to spin it as opening up our good ol' American values to a country that still commits human atrocities on a near-daily basis  But hey, the check cashed and Vince gets to[...]
WWE Stars To Endure A Tougher Than Usual Travel Schedule This Week
 This week, however, things have been made all the more difficult with the addition of the always controversial WWE Crown Jewel show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this Thursday and that's on top of live editions of their weekly shows, Raw and SmackDown on Monday and Friday nights respectively  While the superstars will be getting some extra stamps in their[...]
SmackDown's Pat McAfee Wasn't Invited To WWE's Saudi Arabia Show
 It is for all these reasons that fans are very surprised that the company has not invited McAfee to join them and take his place at the commentary table on their upcoming trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the WWE's divisive recurring show there, WWE Crown Jewel 2021. SmackDown on Fox's Pat McAfee revealed he was not[...]
Rob Liefeld's Struggle With Clothing Policies in Saudi Arabia
Rob Liefeld has been attending the Saudi Arabia Stan Lee Super Con in Riyadh and has been posting to Facebook. I just had the best time ever @stanleesupercon2019 in Riyhad I had no idea what to expect but the people here were the finest, funnest most energetic folks I've encountered! This is the furthest I've ever[...]
WWE Doubles Down on Saudi Partnership Following Stranded Wrestler Controversy
In a Vince Russo level swerve, WWE today announced an expansion of their partnership with the government of Saudi Arabia following a tense weekend that saw many of its wrestlers mysteriously stranded in the country after Thursday's Crown Jewel event It all started with reports prior to Crown Jewel that WWE had not yet been[...]
Report: WWE Adds Hulk Hogan, Renee Young to Saudi Arabia's Crown Jewel Event
The organization has been under fire from the media and fans for its determination to press ahead with a lucrative deal with the government of Saudi Arabia to produce pro wrestling events in the country in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi WWE faced considerable pressure from shows like Last Week Tonight[...]
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A lot has been said of WWE's decision to press forward with their upcoming Saudi Arabia supershow, Crown Jewel, in the wake of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Recent rumors have suggested WWE is considering backing out of the event or moving elsewhere, even if it might endanger the company's lucrative 10-year deal with the[...]
Yay! We've talked extensively in the past about WWE's partnership with Saudi Arabia, which is giving WWE massive amounts of money over the course of a 10-year deal to hold big events in the country as part of the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030 project So much money, in fact, that they've been able to coax stars[...]
Saudi Arabia Bans 47 Video Games After Child Deaths
Following the death of a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, the country of Saudi Arabia has chosen to ban several video games in response The primary news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who have linked the bans to the "Blue Whale Challenge", which is a social media challenge that has players completing a series of[...]
Al Qaeda Threatens Saudi Arabia Over Deal with WWE
Terrorist organization Al Qaeda has issued a "warning" to the government of Saudi Arabia in the wake of attempted social reforms which include hosting WWE wrestling events in the country that can be attended by both men and women, according to a report from The Independent. WWE's 10-year deal with the country kicked off with the[...]
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The publicity debacle surrounding WWE's 10-year deal with the government of Saudi Arabia to produce pro wrestling events as part of the country's Vision 2030 reform initiative may have just turned the corner into a full-on human rights crisis. According to the Twitter account Prisoners of Conscience, Saudi man Sheikh Badr bin Ali Al-Otaibi has reportedly been[...]
Despite Controversies, WWE to Return to Saudi Arabia in November
WWE will reportedly hold another sports entertainment event in Saudi Arabia in November, despite multiple controversies surrounding last week's Greatest Royal Rumble event WWE faced criticism for holding the event, which was funded by the Saudi government as part of the country's Vision 2030 social and economic reform program, due to the country's laws prohibiting[...]
Work or Shoot? Rusev Drops WWE From Social Media After Undertaker Match Snub
First, Rusev was booked for a casket match with The Undertaker at The Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia Then, Rusev was dropped from that match and replaced by Chris Jericho, bringing the total age of the two match participants up to 100. So what happened? At first, it seemed like WWE booking indecision, as[...]
The Marvel Experience Joins Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 Initiative
According to a press release from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, The Marvel Experience has signed on as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 project, an initiative aimed at creating "a more vibrant society" for Saudi Arabia (and hopefully one filled with lots of reforms directed at improving the country's abysmal human rights record,[...]
WWE Plans 50-Man "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Saudi Arabia in April
Taking place on April 27 in Saudi Arabia, WWE's "Greatest Royal Rumble" will be an over-the-top rope match featuring WWE Superstars like John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura The event is part of the Saudi government's "Vision 2030" initiative, and WWE's announcement calls[...]
Taking your family to the movies in Saudi Arabia will become a lot easier next year… when there will be theaters again The government has officially declared that public movie theaters will return for the first time in 35 years. The move had been expected for a little while now, since building and opening theaters was[...]
The Internet Reacts To: Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia, And The Orb (Btw, It's Obama's Fault)
 In case you're interested in the actual details, it's this: President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman participated in a photo-op opening ceremony for the new state-of-the-art center in Riyadh, called the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideologies  The project was began two years ago, by the way, so it's not some brand-new initiative. By description alone,[...]