As has been reported over the last month, WWE has taken intense criticism for their intention to run Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November 2. This would be the second WWE pay-per-view held in the country after the company signed a 10 year deal with the Saudi government worth $1 billion. The event has been heavily covered by mainstream media following the disappearance and death of Jamal Khashoggi. Apart from this, the agreement has come under fire because of Saudi Arabia's strict laws against women and homosexuals.
According to The Wrap, a final decision on the fate of Crown could come as soon as tomorrow. The following is being reported by the publication.
“As of Monday, WWE was waiting for Turkey to announce details from its investigation into the killing of the Washington Post columnist before it makes a final call about whether to hold the event in Saudi Arabia, the insider said. The report is expected on Tuesday. Due to time zone differences, WWE will likely not have a decision before Tuesday night’s “SmackDown” episode. But the brass are expected to make a call on Wednesday. WWE could stay the course, despite inevitable criticism, or scramble to move the event to a new location. A third option, of course, is to cancel or postpone Crown Jewel.”
In a possible indication that Crown Jewel will take place as scheduled, it was announced tonight on SmackDown Live that The New Day will take on The Bar in a tag team title rematch at the pay-per-view.