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WWE News: Corey Graves makes an interesting comment

Corey Graves makes his feelings on Saudi Arabia known after Greatest Royal Rumble

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News 29 Apr 2018, 20:03 IST
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Corey Graves makes his feelings on Saudi Arabia known after Greatest Royal Rumble
Corey Graves makes his feelings on Saudi Arabia known after Greatest Royal Rumble

What's the story?

Corey Graves has quickly made himself indispensable on the commentary booth and may be cementing himself as the modern 'Voice of WWE' but that hasn't stopped him from taking a small dig at the hosts of WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble event.

In case you didn't know...

The WWE has received some criticism from many people for its decision to hold an event in Saudi Arabia, a country with discriminatory laws against women and people in the LGBT community. More controversial was caused when it was reported that Sami Zayn was told to stay home because he's Syrian and the relationship between Syria and Saudi Arabia is strained at the moment.

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The heart of the matter

Another report suggested that WWE Superstars who objected to the company holding the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia could choose not to go, however, it doesn't appear as if anyone took them up on this offer.

Despite appearing on commentary for the event Corey Graves has taken to Instagram to offer up a subtle protest against Saudi Arabia's treatment of women and LGBT people with the following post.

A drink to remember that no matter how bad WE think we have it, at least our women have rights and we all have freedom of expression. 🇺🇸 #ifyougetityougetit

A post shared by Stay Down Inc. (@wwegraves) on

What's next?

For what it's worth the country is making efforts to improve socially towards women, having recently passed laws allowing them to drive, and allowing them to attend sporting events. It's also easy to forget that the US and UK weren't so different all that long ago either.

That being said the WWE is due to go back to Saudi Arabia with another show later this year and is expected to hold many more events in the country over the years. Hopefully we'll see major progress being made.

Author's take

If, like Corey Graves, and myself, you disagree with Saudi Arabia's backwards attitudes towards minorities there is something positive you can do instead of moaning about it on the internet. Here's a great suggestion from a wrestling fan on Twitter



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