The WWE Crown Jewel event is still scheduled to take place on November 2, 2018, at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to Dave Meltzer.
This news comes strangely after the company has stopped mentioning Saudi on their social media and have also removed it from their website event calendar.
The event is the second major event held their as part of a 10-year partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority as part of a reported $1 billion deal, but it was thrown into doubt last week following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who is a US resident and was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week.
Turkish authorities claim Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, allegations that have been denied, but the U.S. and many businesses are rethinking their relationship with Saudi with many pulling out altogether.
Fans and even United States politicians have come forward to urge WWE from holding the event, with some suggesting President Trump should put pressure on WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to rethink heading to Saudi.
If WWE does actually hold the event in Saudi there will no doubt be a huge backlash against the company, with fans already threatening to cancel their WWE Network subscription and the real risk the company could lose some corporate sponsors as well as a ton of negative press that comes with this kind of decision.
WWE says Saudi Arabia show is still on as scheduled.— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) 14 October 2018