Could Missing Journalist Put WWE's Deal With Saudi Arabia In Jeopardy?

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 10/11/18


CNN reported that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who criticized the Saudi regime, has been missing for over a week and Turkish officials believe he was killed at the consulate. The US has acquired conversations of Saudi officials talking about luring him into the consulate. Its currently unknown if Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, is alive or dead.

Pro Wrestling Torch editor Wade Keller noted that this could be bad for WWEs deal with Saudi Arabia. One of the congressman who spoke out against a relationship with the Saudis if the rumors are true is Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, WWEs home state.

WWE held Greatest Royal Rumble in the country and is set to bring the Crown Jewel event there in November.

Senator Chris Murphy of CT (home of WWE HQs) says if the Turkish allegation of murder is true, it should represent a fundamental break in our relationship with Saudi Arabia. This could end up being troublesome for WWE's event deal with Saudi Arabia.
Wade Keller (@thewadekeller) October 10, 2018

If this is true that the Saudis lured a U.S. resident into their consulate and murdered him it should represent a fundamental break in our relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) October 6, 2018