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Rob Liefeld's Struggle With Clothing Policies in Saudi Arabia

Rob Liefeld has been attending the Saudi Arabia Stan Lee Super Con in Riyadh and has been posting to Facebook. I just had the best time ever @stanleesupercon2019 in Riyhad. I had no idea what to expect but the people here were the finest, funnest most energetic folks I've encountered! This is the furthest I've […]

WWE Doubles Down on Saudi Partnership Following Stranded Wrestler Controversy

WWE Doubles Down on Saudi Partnership Following Stranded Wrestler Controversy

In a Vince Russo level swerve, WWE today announced an expansion of their partnership with the government of Saudi Arabia following a tense weekend that saw many of its wrestlers mysteriously stranded in the country after Thursday's Crown Jewel event. It all started with reports prior to Crown Jewel that WWE had not yet been […]

Report: WWE Adds Hulk Hogan, Renee Young to Saudi Arabia's Crown Jewel Event

It's been a rough couple of weeks for the WWE. The organization has been under fire from the media and fans for its determination to press ahead with a lucrative deal with the government of Saudi Arabia to produce pro wrestling events in the country in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. […]


WWE Finally Gets That Mainstream Attention It Craves So Badly

Since the end of the Attitude Era, WWE has desperately been trying to regain its pop culture relevance. After nearly two decades, the company has finally achieved its goal, it seems, by partnering with an oppressive regime that allegedly murdered and dismembered a reporter. Yay! We've talked extensively in the past about WWE's partnership with […]

Saudi Arabia Bans 47 Video Games After Child Deaths

Following the death of a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, the country of Saudi Arabia has chosen to ban several video games in response. The primary news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who have linked the bans to the "Blue Whale Challenge", which is a social media challenge that has players completing a series of […]

Al Qaeda Threatens Saudi Arabia Over Deal with WWE

Terrorist organization Al Qaeda has issued a "warning" to the government of Saudi Arabia in the wake of attempted social reforms which include hosting WWE wrestling events in the country that can be attended by both men and women, according to a report from The Independent. WWE's 10-year deal with the country kicked off with […]

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Saudi Man Reportedly Arrested for Criticizing Wrestling as WWE Debacle Continues

The publicity debacle surrounding WWE's 10-year deal with the government of Saudi Arabia to produce pro wrestling events as part of the country's Vision 2030 reform initiative may have just turned the corner into a full-on human rights crisis. According to the Twitter account Prisoners of Conscience, Saudi man Sheikh Badr bin Ali Al-Otaibi has reportedly […]

Despite Controversies, WWE to Return to Saudi Arabia in November

WWE will reportedly hold another sports entertainment event in Saudi Arabia in November, despite multiple controversies surrounding last week's Greatest Royal Rumble event. WWE faced criticism for holding the event, which was funded by the Saudi government as part of the country's Vision 2030 social and economic reform program, due to the country's laws prohibiting […]

The Marvel Experience Joins Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 Initiative

According to a press release from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, The Marvel Experience has signed on as part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 project, an initiative aimed at creating "a more vibrant society" for Saudi Arabia (and hopefully one filled with lots of reforms directed at improving the country's abysmal human rights record, […]

WWE Plans 50-Man "Greatest Royal Rumble" in Saudi Arabia in April

WWE has announced a new Royal Rumble, one which claims to be the greatest Rumble of all time. Taking place on April 27 in Saudi Arabia, WWE's "Greatest Royal Rumble" will be an over-the-top rope match featuring WWE Superstars like John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt […]


Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After a 35-Year Ban

Taking your family to the movies in Saudi Arabia will become a lot easier next year… when there will be theaters again. The government has officially declared that public movie theaters will return for the first time in 35 years. The move had been expected for a little while now, since building and opening theaters […]

The Internet Reacts To: Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia, And The Orb (Btw, It's Obama's Fault)

It's already been called the greatest "caption this" photo ever taken. Even in strange days, this particular presidential image will linger in our collective imaginations for a long, long time.  In case you're interested in the actual details, it's this: President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman participated in a photo-op opening ceremony for the new […]