WWE hosted Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia in April. A month later, Al Qaeda threatens Saudi prince for hosting wrestling event. WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble event took place in Jeddah district of Saudi Arabia in April. Furthermore, It was the first time any WWE show was hosted by the desert nation.
Threats From Al Qaeda
Furthermore, WWE for the first time in the history conducted their first-ever event in Jeddah district of Saudi Arabia in April. The event went on for six hours and was conducted in the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The event took place after an agreement between His Excellency Turki Al-Sheikh and WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
In addition, The historic night ended with Braun Strowman winning the first-ever 50-man battle royal match. With some of the major feuds such as The Undertaker’s clash with Rusev in a Casket match and Triple H’s battle with John Cena.
Furthermore, The show earned many fans in the country. The stadium was jam-packed with over 60,000 people. But just a month later, the event brought anger and wrath from a Yemen-based terrorist group. According to The Independent, terrorist group Al-Qaeda is threatening the crown prince of Saudi Arabia for hosting a WWE event in Jeddah. The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula slammed the current Saudi Arabia regime and sent a warning to Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
In addition, They commented on Saudi Arabia’s current regime allowing Western entertainment such as movies and pro wrestling house shows, claiming they are,
“opening the door wide for corruption and moral degradation”.
Furthermore, describing the members of the regime as “corruptors”. The group condoned the hosting of music and circus shows in the country. “The corruptors did not stop at that. For every night musical concerts are being announced, as well as movies and circus shows,” it said.
Key For Cultural Shift
In conclusion, WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H said last month that he is happy that WWE could become a part of a “cultural shift” in Saudi Arabia.
“The country is in the middle of a shift in how it is dealing with that – the position is changing, and rights are changing, as is the way women are handled and treated in society. We think that’s a great thing and we’re excited to be at the forefront of that change,”
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