As previously reported, there has been a lot of pressure on WWE to cancel their Crown Jewel event that is supposed to take place in November at Saudi Arabia due to the controversy surrounding the death of a Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was supposedly murdered for speaking critically of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Newsletter, now it seems that the Crown Jewel event might not take place after all, as the event has been removed from the calendar on WWE.com, albeit it is still mentioned in the Events page. But references to Saudi Arabia have been removed. WWE has also been working on backup plans in case it got cancelled.
From what it looks like, WWE might have a soft deadline until tomorrow in order to decide whether they truly have to give up on the Crown Jewel event or not, as they also have to decide to either promote it on television or make backup plans.
There is also a chance of a similar event taking place in Manchester, England if plans are set in stone.
For the time being, we will have to wait for further updates on the future of the event and what it could mean for fans and wrestlers alike.
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