WWE skewered in HBO's "Last Week Tonight" segment on Saudi Arabia

WWE skewered in HBO's

WWE skewered in HBO's "Last Week Tonight" segment on Saudi Arabia

WWE's latest strategy of removing all references of Saudi Arabia from Crown Jewel advertising is going to make anyone forget where this show is being held. It was the first part of a decade-long partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority. As reported by TIME, an alleged assassination squad "killed and dismembered" Khashoggi "in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul".

Senator Chris Murphy of CT, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and represents the state WWE is based, has urged them to call off the event. This all stems from the rising tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia after a Washing Post journalist was kidnapped and presumed murdered.

Shawn Michaels managed to stay retired for 8 years, but he recently announced that he'll be returning to the ring to team up with Triple H at Crown Jewel where they will face off against The Undertaker and Kane.

In response to the recent reports, WWE issued the following statement on Monday: "As always, we maintain an open line of communication with our performers, as we continue to monitor the situation".

April's Greatest Royal Rumble was generally badly received by wrestling fans for being little more than a filler show - but the event was marred with more serious controversy from further afield. "In fact, scratch any positive story about him and you will find a much grimmer truth underneath", Oliver said, noting how the Saudis ended its ban on women driving just weeks after it reportedly jailed a group of female activists who were campaigning for the right to drive.

WWE's relationship with Saudi Arabia was skewered in a segment on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday.

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