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Oct 16 2018
Shawn Michaels managed to stay retired for 8 years, but he recently announced that he'll be returning to the ring to team up with Triple H at Crown Jewel where they will face off against The Undertaker and Kane.
The WWE "Crown Jewel" event in Saudi Arabia scheduled next month has come under fire in light of recent headlines regarding Saudi Arabia's leaders being accused of being behind the disappearance and feared murder of a USA based journalist critical of Saudi Arabia. In his piece Barrasso made his case for why, considering the current political climate, WWE should pull out of their planned Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.
Khashoggi, a journalist who has been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
BBC News report that a Turkish security source has video and audio proving Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. This all stems from the rising tension between the United States and Saudi Arabia after a Washing Post journalist was kidnapped and presumed murdered.
The WWE event, however, is still going ahead as a statement released by Vince McMahon only mentioned that the WWE is "monitoring the situation". The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, of course, denies these allegations, and the squad of alleged killers claim they were just in the country for a vacation.
Sami Zayn, a male wrestler of Syrian descent, also did not appear, with many presuming it was due to strained relations between Saudi Arabia and Syrian - though no official reason was given.