WWE got some not-so-good mainstream press on today for their upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia via Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
The feature story on Sunday night’s episode of the HBO program concerned Saudi Arabia and the reported murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the order of their government.
The segement saw Oliver bring up WWE and their relationship with Saudi Arabia and showed the propaganda-like clips that aired during Greatest Royal Rumble back in April. He also showed clips of all the positive things said about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the event.
As we previously reported, U.S. Senators have called for WWE to re-think the relationship due to the alleged assassination. The company released a statement on Thursday saying they are “monitoring the situation,” but no additional word has been put out at this time.
The WWE statement was mentioned near the end of the segment, but host John Oliver explained Crown Jewel is currently scheduled to go on as planned.
Watch the segment below.