Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline is reporting that WWE doesn't want employees to publicly speak ill of Saudi Arabia in light of the that the upcoming Crown Jewel pay-per-view is only the second event the company has run in the country. It should be noted WWE recently signed a 10 year deal to run shows in Saudi Arabia. WWE has encountered some backlash for doing events there given the Women's Revolution and Saudia Arabia's laws against women which have prevented WWE's female roster competing there. Meltzer wrote the following.
“I haven’t even bothered because what does it matter what they think when you really think about it. I’m sure that the lawof averages whatever it is, there’s 200 people on that roster you know and the law of averages is that there are probably dozens that probably don’t want to go or don’t feel right about something.”
“But if you said something now it would create a mainstream media story. It would shine a light on this whole thing and it would be bad for WWE if the light was shined on this right now. So anybody who says anything publicly — and that’s the thing because nobody says anything anyway. You don’t really have, I don’t want to say you don’t have freedom of speech there, but you kind of — it’s different from most companies.”