WWE has already received a lot of criticism for their lack of reaction to the current situation unfolding involving Saudi Arabia and their involvement in the death of a journalist in their embassy in Turkey.
WWE is scheduled to host their Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on November 2 despite protests by many people for the company to either cancel or move the event away from the country.
Due to their continued production of Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, it was initially reported that John Cena and Daniel Bryan may not travel to the Kingdom and participate in the show despite being advertised.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via WhatCulture, WWE creative has been informed Cena won't be on the show, and therefore won't be involved in the World Cup tournament.
WWE creative will now need to come up with a suitable replacement for the 16-time world champion, and this will likely be addressed through a TV angle next week, although WWE is yet to confirm this.
As for Bryan, Meltzer has stated that if he doesn't compete at Crown Jewel, then his upcoming match with AJ Styles for the WWE Championship will be moved to another date instead.
While Bryan's situation remains unresolved, we should therefore likely expect something on either Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live next week to address Cena's replacement for the World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel.
It will be a huge blow for the WWE if Cena doesn't compete at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on November 2 as he is still one of the company's biggest superstars depsite his part-time status.
It's also unclear as to when Cena would appear for the WWE next if he isn't going to compete at Crown Jewel next month, as he is currently not a part of any storylines.
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