The WWE will this weekend bring Survivor Series to St. Louis, Missouri with thousands of fans set to descend on the Scottrade Center to watch the organization's top Superstars do battle in what promises to be an explosive night of action in the ring.
Issues outside the ring
But while the action inside the arena is sure to be high octane the WWE have today been forced to issue a statement amidst fears that there could be trouble in city of St. Louis itself this weekend what with the state expecting a major update in the Michael Brown shooting case.
A verdict in the case of the shooting of the young African-American in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year is expected imminently, and with well-documented trouble surrounding the tragedy having been ongoing for months it appears the WWE is wary of it spilling over into the Survivor Series host city this weekend.
As such the WWE has issued the following statement:
"As always, WWE is working closely with the venue to ensure the safety of our fans and performers, and they will keep us abreast of any developments."
The National Guard has reportedly already been sent into the town in a bid to keep order and the WWE's management are continuing to monitor the situation just in case they are forced to take drastic action.
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The tense situation in the area is sure to extend to this weekend but the WWE will hope to offer a way of an escape for some as they present one of their biggest pay per view events of the year in the form of Survivor Series.
The event will see Team Authority, led by Triple H and Stephenie McMahon, take on Team Cena with the running of the WWE on the line. Should The Authority lose they will be forced to give up their position in charge, while if Team Cena taste defeat they will be fired from the WWE as a whole.
Other match ups will see AJ Lee vs Nikki Bella and Bray Wyatt vs Dean Ambrose.