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Here's why WWE fans are talking about the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist


UPDATE: Oct. 11, 2018, 6:55 p.m. EDT Updated to include statement from WWE.

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi and reports of the Saudi government’s involvement with his possible murder has resulted in outrage, but it’s also had an impact on a group you may not have suspected: fans of WWE.

As more is uncovered about Khashoggi’s disappearance, fans of the wrestling promotion are expressing growing discomfort with an upcoming event the company is holding in Saudi Arabia. 

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While WWE fans are maybe the last group you’d think of in connection with the possible murder of a journalist by Saudi Arabia, the WWE has a lucrative deal with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and that’s led to vocal opposition from some fans, which has been given new fuel by the Khashoggi case. Read more…

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