Earlier in 2018, WWE signed a big-money deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host a number of special events over a 10-year period.
The first of those was the Greatest Royal Rumble that occurred in April, headlined by the biggest ever Rumble match involving 50 superstars.
It was won by the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman, and he will be in the planned main event of the next show, Crown Jewel, set to take place on November 2 in Riyadh.
Facing him in that main event will be Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns for The Shield members' Universal Championship - but it's all been in severe doubt for a week now.
After news came out that a United Stated-based journalist may have been killed in Turkey by people working with the Saudi Government in Turkey, there's been considerable pressure on Vince McMahon to halt his working relationship with the country, just like several other businessmen have.
To make matters even more complicated, Vince's wife, Linda, is part of the Cabinet of U.S. President Donald Trump, and Senators are pleading with her and the WWE to 'do the right thing' and cancel the show.
And according to wrestling website New Age Insiders, a source close to them has indicated that the event will not take place 'as planned'.
Now this could mean either the show has been scrapped completely, or it will be re-located to another country, and if that's the case, the United Kingdom has to be in pole position considering Raw and SmackDown will emanate from there just three and four days later respectively.
Considering WWE were still advertising the event on SmackDown's 1000th episode last night, and finalised the remaining two participants for the World Cup tournament, there's every reason to be skeptical until the company put out an official statement.
But with the backlash they'd get if they kept the event in Saudi, it seems like Vince and his staff are going to do the right thing after all.
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