ECW legend Tommy Dreamer put out a Facebook post detailing his thoughts about WWE going ahead and making the trip to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel, despite facing a lot of negativity for their decision.
After the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi around four weeks ago, the outcry for WWE to not go through with the event has only grown louder.
Despite taking some time to deliberate on the issue and with Superstars like John Cena and Daniel Bryan pulling out in that time, the WWE still decided to press on with their plans and go ahead with the event this Friday.
Dreamer expressed his thoughts on the issue.
In 1995 WCW went to North Korea
over 150,000 fans attended
All the political turmoil was put aside
People were united for a moment in time through professional wrestling
I was part of the 1st LIVE gathering after 9/11
I was confused, scared, angry
It was Vince McMahon who told everyone it was our choice if we wanted to perform and he said Its our jobs(the wrestlers) to help put smiles on people faces and help people heal.
I cried when Lillian Garcia sang The National Anthem. I felt patriotism for the first time.
The most horrific event on US soil that changed all of our lives and it was wrestling for me (then baseball Mike Piazza HR) that helped me heal. We will never forget but we did smile & begin to heal as a community. A wrestling community.
I know the world was different in 1995 and before 9/11/2001 social media wasnt as strong as it is. Peoples agendas weren’t pushed,
Just giving my opinion of wrestling and the entire WWE Saudi Arabia show
From my personal perspective
We never stopped something in our country when something horrible happened.
All the wrestlers that I know that went said they had a great time and the kids made it worth it.
Putting smiles on peoples faces is our job
Thank you Vince
In 1995 WCW went to North Koreaover 150,000 fans attendedAll the political turmoil was put asidePeople were united…
Do you agree with Tommy Dreamer’s take?