WWE Crown Jewel 2022 event is under threat now after reports of Iran trying to attack Saudi Arabia and US Military bases in Iraq.
As per a report from Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia has shared an intelligence report with US about an imminent attack from Iran on US military bases in neighboring countries. In response, the level of alert for military forces has been raised.
The intelligence report claims that Iran will be carrying out strikes to distract from nationwide protests which started with the death of Mahsa Amini. Amini was beaten severely by officers for allegedly violating the rule requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab. The citizens have since carried out protests with demands for more freedoms, civil rights and an overthrow of the state.
WWE Crown Jewel 2022 event is due to take place on November 5, 2022. With the report of an imminent attack from Iran, the plans for the event are under threat as is the case with other major events to take place in Saudi Arabia this weekend. However, WWE is hopeful that the event will go on fine.
PWInsider is reporting that several at WWE have told them that the show is set to still go forward. The company already has security protocols and emergency contingencies in place for any issues. They are hopeful all will be fine.
The event will be headlined by Roman Reigns vs Logan Paul match for Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Other notable stars on the card include Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley, Bianca Belair, Drew McIntyre and Bayley among others.
It remains to be seen if any of these stars would withdraw from the event due to security concerns. In the past, the likes of John Cena have refused to attend Saudi events due to other political reasons.