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WWE Crown Jewel latest: Pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia set to go ahead; The pay-per-view was plunged into doubt when it was removed from their official website's calendar of events.

Byline: Matt Lawless

WWE are set to go ahead with their Crown Jewel pay-per-view on November 2.

The pay-per-view was plunged into doubt when it was removed from their official website's calendar of events.

It comes amid pressure from the United States government over events in Saudi Arabia, sparked by the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The writer, who is a Saudi national and US resident, was last seen in Istanbul entering the Saudi consulate.

Allegations that he was murdered in Turkey have been denied, although it has put pressure on WWE to reconsider staging their November pay-per-view in the Middle East.

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Last year, WWE entered a lucrative 10-year deal with the Saudi government to stage events, understood to be worth in the region of a billion dollars.

Despite concerns, WWE have not cancelled the Riyadh event and in a statement said: "We are currently monitoring the situation."

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Title Annotation:Sport,Other Sports,Wrestling
Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Article Type:Calendar
Geographic Code:7SAUD
Date:Oct 15, 2018
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