Most recently, several members of Congress have urged WWE to rethink its relationship with Saudi Arabia in light of allegations of murder after the disappearance of Washington Post journalist and United States resident Jamal Khashoggi.
Despite the unrest, WWE appears to be sticking to its guns.
"We are now monitoring the situation".
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They became the target of a blistering, 18-minute report on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" this past Sunday - which also covered the ongoing political tensions between the USA and Saudi Arabia, as well as the Khashoggi situation.
But the event has been placed into jeopardy due to recent current affairs in the Kingdom, which could mean a postponement or cancellation of the pay-per-view, although WWE's only words at this point have been to say that they are "monitoring the situation".
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The April event, as Oliver described it, provided the kingdom with global "wall-to-wall propaganda about the new Saudi Arabia, including video showing women happily driving, men dancing and tourist destination beauty shots as well as constant excited compliments throughout the broadcast".
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) has chimed in with some advice of his own regarding WWE's decision to partner with the Saudi Arabian government for the upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view.
"The truth is, is far from the political reformer that he's been presented as", said Oliver.
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Watch Oliver's report on "the situation" above.