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Ali Says He Will Donate WWE Crown Jewel Earnings To Charity

Posted By: Thomas Lowson on Oct 20, 2019

Ali Says He Will Donate WWE Crown Jewel Earnings To Charity

WWE SmackDown Superstar Ali has said he will donate all earnings from his appearance at the upcoming Crown Jewel event to charity. 

Ali, 33, will be a part of Team Hogan, teaming alongside Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet and Shorty G, to face Team Flair's Randy Orton, King Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura and a yet to be named partner. 

In a tweet, the former 205 Live star said that he would be donating his earnings to Charity:Water, who aims to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in need around the world.

Interestingly, Ali did not reference Crown Jewel by name, instead referring to the Pay Per View as the 10/31 event. 

Crown Jewel will be the fourth Pay Per View in WWE's decade-long deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which has come under much scrutiny by both fans and the media.

Critics of the deal have highlighted the various human rights injustices that KSA has, with female WWE Superstars being so-far, not allowed to compete at any of the events. 

Shortly before Crown Jewel 2018, American journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, reportedly on the request of the Saudi royal family, and WWE's decision to continue with the show caused significant backlash. 

Superstars such as Daniel Bryan and John Cena have refused to compete at the events, and neither man has been announced for this month's show. 

WWE Crown Jewel will take place on October 31, 2019, at the King Fahd Internation Stadium, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

In addition to the Team Hogan Vs. Team Flair match, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will defend the title against Cain Velasquez, Braun Strowman will face Boxing star Tyson Fury, and a special Tag Team Turmoil will determine the 'Best Tag Team in the World.'

Source: Twitter
Tags: #wwe #crown jewel #ali

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