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Kane still planning on wrestling at WWE Crown Jewel


A spokesman for Glenn Jacobs (WWE's Kane and the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee) has noted that Jacobs still plans to wrestle at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

In an article that was published earlier this afternoon, Jacobs' spokesman Rob Link told the Knoxville News Sentinel that Jacobs' plans to wrestle at the event have not changed. "Mayor Jacobs won't speculate on Mr. [Jamal] Khashoggi's disappearance," Link said. "However, he and his family are in the mayor's thoughts and prayers."

WWE issued a statement on Thursday noting that they are "currently monitoring the situation" following Khashoggi's disappearance and suspected murder. Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post who has been a frequent critic of the Saudi government, disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2.

The Turkish government reportedly has audio and video evidence showing that a Saudi security team killed Khashoggi inside the consulate.

Saudi officials have denied the allegations that are being made against them and have said that Khashoggi left the consulate shortly after he arrived.

Kane & The Undertaker are scheduled to face Triple H & Shawn Michaels at Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 2. The Independent Journal Review ran an article today that quoted senators urging WWE to rethink the event, and Dave Meltzer reported that "there have been backup plans that are being talked about internally if the show doesn't take place."