WWE released a statement last week announcing that the upcoming Crown Jewel PPV will be held in Saudi Arabia as originally planned, dividing fans’ opinion all over the world.
As we noted before, Vince McMahon decided not to comment on the matter and he said that all their thoughts are included in the released statement. However now Stephanie McMahon has talked about the decision in a little more detail.
Stephanie was recently interviewed by Sky News, and while talking about the upcoming show, the Raw Commissioner called it an incredibly tough but business decision:
“Moving forward with Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia was an incredibly tough decision, given that heinous act, But, at the end of the day, it is a business decision and, like a lot of other American companies, we decided that we’re going to move forward with the event and deliver Crown Jewel for all of our fans in Saudi Arabia and around the world.”
Though this doesn’t mean fans will stay quiet on the matter and as we noted before, the Crown Jewel promo during the Evolution PPV last night was met with boos from the people in attendance.
Now it would be interesting to see how much the event is mentioned on WWE Programming in the upcoming times and how the company deals with the negative crowd reaction.