They really are hammering down with this thing. Last week, WWE had all kinds of troubles with their latest trip over to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel. The show wound up being pretty good but the talent themselves were stuck in the country far longer than they were supposed to be. While it isn’t clear what caused the issue, what is clear is that something went very wrong. The wrestlers were not happy and have been letting people know about it, to the point where a lot of them have refused to go back again. There might be another reason for that as well.

According to Fightful Select by way of, WWE is lowering the amount that some of its wrestlers are being paid for the Saudi Arabian shows. It is not clear who will be paid less or how much less they will be paid. This comes on the heels of several wrestlers saying that they will never go back to the country after the hassle of leaving, which took the better part of a day as opposed to only a few hours. At the moment, it is not clear when the next Saudi Arabian show will take place or which WWE wrestlers will refuse to go and work the show.

The show was a big deal. Check out how the whole thing went down:

And one of the greatest moments from the good old days. Check out this one, which you can’t see enough of:

Opinion: This is one of those things that just keeps getting worse every single day. Not only did WWE manage to make Vince McMahon look like a selfish boss by leaving early, but they are now acting like this is just another day at the office instead of the mess that it really seems to have been. I understand the idea of WWE needing the Saudi Arabian money and needing to keep the deal alive, but at the same time this whole thing is such a disaster and there is very little way to make it come off as anything but just that. Hopefully it blows over, but I can’t imagine what happens if this goes down again.

What do you think of the whole thing? How bad will it be next time? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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