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October 15, 2018

Does Saudi Arabia own WWE now?

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1234Life 4 days ago#1
I’ve been out of the loop since Mania weekend, but holy shit. It seems like every other WWE PPV is being held there. And what’s with this Evolution PPV? Is this WWE’s way of apologizing to their women workers for shunning them in front of their new Arabic overlords?
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Iceyflame 4 days ago#2
Theres been 1 PPV and the second one is coming up but obviously thats every other PPV
Somehow, I don't believe you.
1234Life 4 days ago#4
Iceyflame posted...
Theres been 1 PPV and the second one is coming up but obviously thats every other PPV


Regardless, they’re really pulling all the stops to please their new overlords. HBK is really coming out of retirement? Seriously?

Zack_Attackv1 posted...
Somehow, I don't believe you.


Believe what? Saudi Arabia isn’t some imaginary place, bro. WWE is really going there.
AndreLeGeant 4 days ago#5
They don't own WWE, but they own WWE, if that makes sense.
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C Redfield 4 days ago#6
Vince needs money to desperately prove he's not a wrestling guy again. He don't care where he gets it. And ummm it's progress according to HHH... I'm sure.
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AndreLeGeant 4 days ago#7
WWE should cancel Crown Jewel.
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Dynedux 4 days ago#8
Saudi owns the world.

Literally.
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I know, big loss, but if I hear any propaganda from WWE during this event, I'm done. No more network, no games, no shows, nothing until they stop this arrangement.
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AzumaNaroon 4 days ago#11
If the Turkish allegations about the journalist being murdered and dismembered are true, WWE is gonna find itself in a position where they might be forced to terminate their business arrangement with KSA (for PR purposes obviously)
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DirkDiggles 4 days ago#12
They throw a huge wad of money at WWE. These same Saudi nobles buy Super Cars like it's going out of style, drive them once, and leave them out in the desert to rot.
I don't get why they didn't do this with someplace like UAE or Qatar. Not that those are bastions of Democracy either, but they certainly don't have the baggage of KSA.
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llennroc 4 days ago#15
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Saudis do own the world. There’s this hot chick who works @ this bar. She is like the holy grail and no one can get into her pants. In come this Saudi mofo and he whisper something in her ear and next thing you know she is giving it up. 

It was crazy
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AndreLeGeant posted...
They don't own WWE, but they own WWE, if that makes sense.


It makes sense. The Saudi's don't own WWE but whatever the Saudi's want with WWE, they'll do it like keep Shawn Michaels coming out of retirement for one more match. Even HBK bought in for $$$ if he's coming out of retirement for one more match. 

The Saudi show also proves that the WWE Evolution show is nothing more than a road to Crown Jewel. It's like one of those New Japan road to shows building towards a big show. 

That journalist being killed by the Saudis is a terrifying story.
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InfernoFlamerX2 posted...
Saudis do own the world. There’s this hot chick who works @ this bar. She is like the holy grail and no one can get into her pants. In come this Saudi mofo and he whisper something in her ear and next thing you know she is giving it up. 

It was crazy

that was a honeytrap. that girl at the bar is a spy
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Hidden_Is_Back posted...
That journalist being killed by the Saudis is a terrifying story.

A thought. WWE have their own problems with an award winning journalist. What if the Saudis are going to use their journalist killing skills to knock off Diamond Davey Money Meltzer in exchange for this show??
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Dynedux 4 days ago#20
bigpatpunchhard posted...
Hidden_Is_Back posted...
That journalist being killed by the Saudis is a terrifying story.

A thought. WWE have their own problems with an award winning journalist. What if the Saudis are going to use their journalist killing skills to knock off Diamond Davey Money Meltzer in exchange for this show??

I thought you were trying to sell people on the fact that the House of Saud is bad
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Trickfinger 4 days ago#21
InfernoFlamerX2 posted...
Saudis do own the world. There’s this hot chick who works @ this bar. She is like the holy grail and no one can get into her pants. In come this Saudi mofo and he whisper something in her ear and next thing you know she is giving it up. 

It was crazy

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Justin2Krelian posted...
I don't get why they didn't do this with someplace like UAE or Qatar. Not that those are bastions of Democracy either, but they certainly don't have the baggage of KSA.


Because they didn't offer WWE money to come to their countries.
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Crepes 4 days ago#23
Yeah SA is bad compared to the US but they are modernising slowly. You might not agree with everything they do. I don’t. But it’s a really difficult balance keeping all the different religious sides happy and any change to modernise SA is going to be measured in decades and generations and not years. It might be a small step but it is still a step and it’s a step in the right direction.
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Tris10 4 days ago#24
It's pathetic.
This stupid battle royal is blatantly a Suadi prince's demand. I bet you he requested Eddie Guerrero be put in too.......😑

I'm actually shocked that Hogan/NWO aren't showing up. Or maybe that's forvthe next show?
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Crepes posted...
Yeah SA is bad compared to the US but they are modernising slowly. You might not agree with everything they do. I don’t. But it’s a really difficult balance keeping all the different religious sides happy and any change to modernise SA is going to be measured in decades and generations and not years. It might be a small step but it is still a step and it’s a step in the right direction.


SA will never be modernized until they’re a democracy. Until then they’re nothing more than a real life Hutt cartel who make their money through slavery military industrial complex
bigpatpunchhard posted...
Hidden_Is_Back posted...
That journalist being killed by the Saudis is a terrifying story.

A thought. WWE have their own problems with an award winning journalist. What if the Saudis are going to use their journalist killing skills to knock off Diamond Davey Money Meltzer in exchange for this show??


haha....if only. He mysteriously disappears following the show
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AndreLeGeant posted...
They don't own WWE, but they own WWE, if that makes sense.

No, it doesnt
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AzumaNaroon posted...
If the Turkish allegations about the journalist being murdered and dismembered are true, WWE is gonna find itself in a position where they might be forced to terminate their business arrangement with KSA (for PR purposes obviously)

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Nope, show will still be on.
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cky2003 4 days ago#31
Go back to sleep
Xylanic 4 days ago#32
Well, multiple sources are saying due to the missing journalist story spiralling out of control that the pressure is on for WWE to suspend or cancel their events. It's a difficult situation with the amount of money on the line, including the billions Saudi has given to the US for weapons, etc.
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GreyCells 4 days ago#33
bigpatpunchhard posted...
Hidden_Is_Back posted...
That journalist being killed by the Saudis is a terrifying story.

A thought. WWE have their own problems with an award winning journalist. What if the Saudis are going to use their journalist killing skills to knock off Diamond Davey Money Meltzer in exchange for this show??


For the first time they'll be doing the world a favour.
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Trickfinger 4 days ago#34
snoochtonooch posted...
AndreLeGeant posted...
They don't own WWE, but they own WWE, if that makes sense.

No, it doesnt

yes it does
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Suborbion 4 days ago#35
you can't even speak English in WWE anymore
Crepes 4 days ago#36
LaManoNeraII posted...
Crepes posted...
Yeah SA is bad compared to the US but they are modernising slowly. You might not agree with everything they do. I don’t. But it’s a really difficult balance keeping all the different religious sides happy and any change to modernise SA is going to be measured in decades and generations and not years. It might be a small step but it is still a step and it’s a step in the right direction.


SA will never be modernized until they’re a democracy. Until then they’re nothing more than a real life Hutt cartel who make their money through slavery military industrial complex


Sure but they are still improving.
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BJaco0678 4 days ago#37
AndreLeGeant posted...
WWE should cancel Crown Jewel.

I'm sure the stock holders would LOOOOOVE that. Saudi Arabia would really own WWE if they did that.
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Arizona_Joe 4 days ago#38
C Redfield posted...
Vince needs money to desperately prove he's not a wrestling guy again. He don't care where he gets it. And ummm it's progress according to HHH... I'm sure.

This. Vince is going all out for the XFL and he needs money. HHH is merely trying to save face. I'm sure the journalist story can be dismissed as we don't know the circumstances and then HHH will talk about all the good they are doing.
AzumaNaroon 3 days ago#39
Crepes posted...
LaManoNeraII posted...
Crepes posted...
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SA will never be modernized until they’re a democracy. Until then they’re nothing more than a real life Hutt cartel who make their money through slavery military industrial complex


Sure but they are still improving.


Improving? They've been literally committing genocide in Yemen for years now (using weapons provided to them by the US and UK, mind you) and have been jailing and executing any citizens who dare to criticize the government. They aren't actually progressive at all, that's just propaganda they feed people to try to distract from the atrocities and other shady shit they continue to perpetuate.
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tmac666 3 days ago#40
Business is business. Money is money. Can't blame them.
tmac666 posted...
Business is business. Money is money. Can't blame them.

for producing propaganda for war criminals who murder journalists? You absolutely can. Vince McMahon is the Josef Goebbels of Saudi Arabia.
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tmac666 3 days ago#42
bigpatpunchhard posted...
tmac666 posted...
Business is business. Money is money. Can't blame them.

for producing propaganda for war criminals who murder journalists? You absolutely can. Vince McMahon is the Josef Goebbels of Saudi Arabia.

Hes got a big payroll. Gotta do what you gotta do.
Agnostic420 3 days ago#43
They made a comment saying they are monitoring the situation... if the video the Turks say they have gets out, it’s over.
Agnostic420 3 days ago#44
Even cnn just asked “what are we going to stand for? Making money? Or our traditional values?”
Suborbion 3 days ago#45
lol American traditional values aye ok
Dynedux 3 days ago#46
bigpatpunchhard posted...
tmac666 posted...
Business is business. Money is money. Can't blame them.

for producing propaganda for war criminals who murder journalists? You absolutely can. Vince McMahon is the Josef Goebbels of Saudi Arabia.

Pfft, I'd like to see Josef Goebbels book a wrestlemania, Pal.
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Dynedux 3 days ago#47
Agnostic420 posted...
Even cnn just asked “what are we going to stand for? Making money? Or our traditional values?”

That's stupid. It's not even about making money, it's about almost every facet of our entire infrastructure and culture being able to function. Want to get out from under the Saudi thumb? Wait a couple of decades or drastically reduce the use of foreign oil. That's not just a U.S. issue, either, but literally every major country in the world.
The idea of "doxxing" is idiotic. Why should anyone be able to hide behind the anonymity of the internet?-AndreLeGeant
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Starks 3 days ago#48
The Senate is moving to impose sanctions, so the WWE may not have much of a choice soon.
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WWE "monitoring the situation" is ridiculous. The most recent report is WWE will continue to provide propaganda for MBS and the Saudi government until the US imposes sanctions that prevent it from doing so. Absolutely deplorable. What's sadder is, Vince made it such a part of his character that he wouldn't "sell out" to bigger, richer people. Yet in old age, he's done just that. 

I think the backlash against WWE should continue. I think this should be one of the biggest black stains on the company in its history. Money isn't everything.

Oh, and there are tapes of the torture and murder: https://thehill.com/policy/international/411082-turkish-officials-have-recordings-supporting-charge-that-washington-post
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Dynedux posted...
bigpatpunchhard posted...
tmac666 posted...
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for producing propaganda for war criminals who murder journalists? You absolutely can. Vince McMahon is the Josef Goebbels of Saudi Arabia.

Pfft, I'd like to see Josef Goebbels book a wrestlemania, Pal.

Does anyone know enough about Goebbels to say how he'd book WrestleMania? I suspect it would be very pro-Trump. Someone Aryan would be world champion -- maybe Drew McIntyre? Rollins and Reigns would both lose because the former is Armenian and the latter is Samoan.
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    Suborbion 3 days ago#51
    AndreLeGeant posted...
    WWE "monitoring the situation" is ridiculous. The most recent report is WWE will continue to provide propaganda for MBS and the Saudi government until the US imposes sanctions that prevent it from doing so. Absolutely deplorable. What's sadder is, Vince made it such a part of his character that he wouldn't "sell out" to bigger, richer people. Yet in old age, he's done just that. 

    I think the backlash against WWE should continue. I think this should be one of the biggest black stains on the company in its history. Money isn't everything.

    Oh, and there are tapes of the torture and murder: https://thehill.com/policy/international/411082-turkish-officials-have-recordings-supporting-charge-that-washington-post

    I think the tribute to the troops shows have made it clear for years now that WWE has no problem providing propaganda for murderers
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    Zack_Attackv1 posted...
    Somehow, I don't believe you.
    The Sock 2 days ago#53
    Suborbion posted...
    AndreLeGeant posted...
    WWE "monitoring the situation" is ridiculous. The most recent report is WWE will continue to provide propaganda for MBS and the Saudi government until the US imposes sanctions that prevent it from doing so. Absolutely deplorable. What's sadder is, Vince made it such a part of his character that he wouldn't "sell out" to bigger, richer people. Yet in old age, he's done just that. 

    I think the backlash against WWE should continue. I think this should be one of the biggest black stains on the company in its history. Money isn't everything.

    Oh, and there are tapes of the torture and murder: https://thehill.com/policy/international/411082-turkish-officials-have-recordings-supporting-charge-that-washington-post

    I think the tribute to the troops shows have made it clear for years now that WWE has no problem providing propaganda for murderers


    What a stupid thing to say.
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    Suborbion 2 days ago#55
    The Sock posted...
    Suborbion posted...
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    I think the tribute to the troops shows have made it clear for years now that WWE has no problem providing propaganda for murderers


    What a stupid thing to say.

    hahahahaha
    Suborbion posted...
    lol American traditional values aye ok

    Coming from CNN, it is pretty frunny
    babypun39 2 days ago#57
    Might as well just accept now that the Saudis can own whatever the fuck they want because of their oil. If the Prince wants Vince to bring every event to KSA, Vince will say "Yes, your highness".
    I read an article on Kotaku that Saudi Arabia is paying WWE up to, if not more than 50 million dollars for each one of these big shows they put on. IDK if that number is legit but I have read other articles leading up to this partnership that WWE was going to make tons and tons of money from it.

    I can't see Vince McMahon or anyone for that matter turning down that much money to put on a show.

    I didn't watch GGR and don't even have the WWE network anymore. But it seems WWE is pushing some agenda when they do these shows about how great Saudia Arabia is or something. Just something I gather from people's post who have watched GGR.
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    VTBM 2 days ago#59
    They are kind of contractually obligated to have shows there for the next 10 years.
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