John Cena won't take part in WWE's Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

John Cena won't take part in WWE's Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

The WWE is moving forward with Crown Jewel despite the ongoing investigation into the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Originally John Cena was set to compete in the tournament, but it was announced this week on Monday Night Raw that Bobby Lashley will be replacing Cena.

WWE has still not addressed Daniel's request to be left out of the event and, at time of this posting, are still openly advertising Bryan vs AJ Styles for the WWE Championship.

According to the report, WWE at one point had planned not to send Styles to Saudi Arabia either, and were planning on filming their match at the Performance Center in Orlando with it airing during the Crown Jewel broadcast.

WWE has announced that Brock Lesnar will appear on tonight's Raw television show.

Robbie Barstool of Barstool Sports first reported last week that both Bryan and John Cena would not be appearing at the show, despite being advertised. Plus, all four of SmackDown's entrants in the WWE World Cup tournament will square off in a massive tag team match, as Rey Mysterio and Jeff Hardy battle Randy Orton and The Miz.

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Earlier this year, Cena was a featured performer on a mega-show the company held in Saudi Arabia in April at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in front of a crowd of more than 60,000 fans.

'And I also want to say once again, thank all of you for allowing me to be part of something so special'.

Tensions in Saudi Arabia have been sparked following the recent murder of Saudi-born journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

No female wrestlers are allowed to participate at the Saudi event. Part of the immediate fallout related to that decision were the rumors from various outlets that Cena had informed the company that he was refusing to make the trip amid the happenings over in Saudi Arabia.

'WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base.

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