Whereas this Thursday’s WWE Crown Jewel appears to be one of many greatest exhibits of the yr, it isn’t with out controversy. Nevertheless, one WWE Famous person plans to place a optimistic twist on the state of affairs.
In a Twitter publish this afternoon, WWE Famous person Mustafa Ali – who will face his former tag workforce associate and Saudi native Monsoor at Crown Jewel – pledged to donate all his earnings from the occasion to charity.
WWE Crown Jewel is a controversial occasion
Whereas WWE had been presenting exhibits in Saudi Arabia since 2014, it wasn’t till 2018 – the yr the very first Crown Jewel was held – that the pairing of Vince McMahon‘s WWE and the Saudi Crown Prince started to boost some eyebrows.
That yr, WWE held the Best Royal Rumble occasion at King Abdullah Worldwide Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in April. The present was the primary as a part of a 10-year contract WWE signed with the nation in what was known as a “strategic multi-platform partnership” with the Saudi Basic Sports activities Authority.
Later that yr, it was revealed that Washington Publish journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a reporter who had been extremely essential of the Saudi authorities, was found to have been murdered by Saudi brokers contained in the Saudi Arabia embassy in Turkey.
The worldwide outcry made its option to WWE, who had been solely a month away from placing on the primary Crown Jewel occasion. WWE was extremely pressured to cancel the occasion and, whereas the present would go on, many WWE Superstars boycotted the journey out of protest.
With Monsoor a serious draw for the Saudi Arabia occasion, Ali’s match with him is among the most necessary bouts on the cardboard – and one that might have a serious adverse impact on his profession if he pulled out. So, his determination to donate his earnings to charity is a cultured transfer.
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