• Old School Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran Jeff Gaylord celebrates his 60th birthday today.
Jeff wrestled for various different territories during the 80s & 90s, such as Mid-South Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, USWA (Memphis), as well as the American Wrestling Federation.
Even those of you, who never heard of him, will probably remember him from his only World Wrestling Federation appearance, which was him wrestling at the Survivor Series 1993 PPV as The Black Knight, one of Shawn Michaels’ 3 masked knights, who faced the Hart Family team.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEFF GAYLORD!
• Big Update On WWE Crown Jewel PPV’s Status After Even More Pressure To Cancel It
WWE is having a tough time right now as there’s a lot of controversy going on regarding Saudi Arabia and journalist Jamal Khashoggi gone missing (allegedly killed by the Saudi government).
WWE has a 10 year deal with Saudi Arabia and this deal involves big time money. The money offer is so big that WWE made more money from their Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia earlier this year than what they make from WrestleMania.
Independent Journal Review’s Willaim Steakin discussed WWE & Saudi Arabia’s partnership with members of Congress.
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy said the following:
“I’d hope that WWE would be rethinking their relationship with the kingdom especially with respect to events coming up in the next weeks.”
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez said the following:
“Private enterprise is private enterprise, different than a government entity. But because Linda McMahon is part of the president’s cabinet, it falls into the grey area where the administration really should give it some thought and maybe even prevail upon them not doing it.”
To add even more pressure, Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat from Connecticut) joined WCBS News Radio 820 and talked about how WWE should reconsider their business relationship with Saudi Arabia:
“All major private interests should review and relook their relationship with the Saudi Kingdom in light of its continuing pattern of abuse of civil rights and civil liberties, contempt for the rule of law, and bombing in Yemen using the United States military equipment and possible intelligence.
I would hope that WWE will recognize on its own a conscience and conviction if there is proof that Saudi officials approved and ordered this kind of killing, and I would lean first on the United States government to do its duty so that it can lead private interests like WWE, and the first place to look is to the United States of America.”
At first, WWE pulled the WWE Crown Jewel PPV from its events calendar on their website (although the PPV was still under shows section), but WWE has added it back again.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is now reporting that the WWE Crown Jewel PPV is still on:
WWE says Saudi Arabia show is still on as scheduled.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) October 14, 2018