John Oliver Taunts Trump Over His 'Intense Bromance' With Saudi Crown Prince

Geneva Stokes
October 16, 2018

"Speaking on the condition of anonymity, multiple members of the WWE talent roster have expressed discomfort with the idea of performing in Saudi Arabia, especially given the nation's poor record with human rights".

It might seem like an odd confluence of events, but the WWE is now in the middle of an worldwide incident involving the suspected murder of a Saudi journalist in Turkey and a wrestling event that's due to take place next month in Riyadh. The first WWE event was staged in April, but the big, appropriately titled "Crown Jewel" pay-per-view event is set for November 2 in Riyadh.

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".

On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight", John Oliver took President Donald Trump to task for his response to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Oliver, specifically, called out Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - also known as MBS - for attempting to paint a portrait of a more progressive nation.

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.

Watch Oliver's report on "the situation" above.

On top of that, WWE is teasing that The Brothers Of Destruction may appear to respond to DX's challenge for a tag team match at Crown Jewel and the website is pushing the continuation of Bobby Lashley's aggressive side.

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