WWE and the Crown Jewel

For the second time this year, the WWE will make the trip overseas and put on an event in Saudi Arabia. The news had been rumbling since the initial event back in April and was officially announced this week. The main event of the show was solidified after Brock Lesnar imposed his will on Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns Sunday night. The three will face off in a triple threat for the Universal Championship from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The first event drew great ire from fans the world over due to the social and political views of the region. I won’t go into those again as it would be rehashing things we’ve all already said. What I am not a fan of is the timing of the event. Evolution, the WWE’s first ever all-woman event takes place literally days before.

Now I’m not bringing this up to say that there are too many events, I’ve already done that as well. My point here is that they are championing this effort to boost the role of the women in the company and sport as a whole. They are trying to make themselves seem like revolutionaries for creating Evolution. But then have zero issues following it up hours later with an event that not a single woman will be allowed to perform at. Even the women in attendance need to be chaperoned by male counterparts.

It just seems like a lot of typical WWE smoke and mirrors to try and make themselves feel better. They have no issues taking the money from the Saudi government and shunning the women now because they’ve given them their own event. It isn’t enough and it’s downright crap in my opinion. But we all know one thing about the McMahons. The money will always be the loudest voice in the room.



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