Crown Jewel still on even though Saudi Arabia reports concerns of possible attack from Iran
WWE Crown Jewel still to happen even though ‘The Wall Street Journal’ has reported Iran was readying for a potential attack on Saudi Arabia and Iraq where U.S. troops are based. The Biden administration has said it’s ready to respond if an attack occurred.
The Saudi Arabian government is warning of an imminent attack from Iran on the kingdom. This has resulted in both the Saudi Arabian military and U.S. regional forces being put on an heightened alert level.
WWE is ready host its forth Crown Jewel event in the Saudi capital of Riyadh since 2018. Although there have been warnings issued, WWE still have plans to continue with Crown Jewel for this weekend in the Saudi capital.
What has caused all the concern
Iran is currently seeing domestic unrest caused by massive protests. The protests are the result of the death of a young woman. The nations morality police arrested her for not wearing a head covering. Iran has accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of encouraging the protests and demonstrations.
Its said the Biden administration is taking the report seriously. A National Security Council spokesperson made a statement on how the White House is currently “in constant contact through military and intelligence channels with the Saudis.”
The spokesperson added “We will not hesitate to act in the defense of our interests and partners in the region.”
Crown Jewel card grows even under fears
Even though there is a fear of attack, the WWE is still making plans for the show. They tweeted today that the new Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Asuka will defend their titles against IYO SKY and Dakota Kai.
This premium live event will host a few different title defenses including the Raw Women’s championship and the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship. But most notably is Roman Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against social media influencer Logan Paul.
The WWE has always put on shows through the toughest of situations. Most recently providing entertainment through the pandemic when all others outlets shut down. Keep an eye on WrestlingRepublic.com to see WWE’s next step as the tensions rise in the Middle East.