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

Frederick Owens
October 16, 2018

Despite the unrest, WWE appears to be sticking to its guns. The company released a statement on Thursday saying they are "monitoring the situation", but no additional word has been put out at this time. The entertainment wrestling league held their first event in Saudi Arabia this past Spring, and Oliver stated that fans "around the world were treated to 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".

In a almost 20-minute segment on Sunday's Last Week Tonight (watch it above), Oliver detailed the cozy and lucrative relationship between World Wresting Entertainment and Saudi Arabia, specifically Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS, as he's often called). Koshoggi has been a vocal critic of the current regime under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his father, King Salman, and his disappearance has shocked the world.

It would mean the returns of the Heartbreak Kid and Lesnar come in Los Angeles instead of Saudi Arabia, and it was also told that the pay-days would likely be the same - but instead of the Saudi deal paying for them, WWE would instead.

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"The truth is, MBS is far from the political reformer that he's been presented as".

Powell's POV: WWE officials deserve all the criticism they get if they follow through with holding WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia despite all signs pointing to the country's leadership being behind the presumed slaughter of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"Again, this took place in Turkey, and to the best of our knowledge, Khashoggi is not a United States citizen, is that right?"

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