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JBL Defends WWE’s Decision To Do Business With Saudi Arabia On FOX Business In A Big Way


On this day in 2000, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia and featured matches, interviews & segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 2000’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. WCW World Tag Team Titles: Natural Born Thrillers vs. Boogie Knights

2. Team Canada vs. Misfits in Action

3. Handicap Match: Filthy Animals vs. Shane Douglas

4. Crowbar & Mike Awesome vs. Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak

5. Kwee-Wee vs. Johnny The Bull

6. WCW World Heavyweight Title: Booker T vs. Shane Douglas

7. Bill Goldberg vs. David Flair

8. Scott Steiner vs. Billy Kidman

9. Jeff Jarrett vs. Konnan

10. Lumberjack Match: Kevin Nash vs. Sting

• JBL Defends WWE’s Decision To Do Business With Saudi Arabia On FOX Business In A Big Way

Former WWE Champion JBL (John Bradshaw Layfield) appeared on FOX Business this morning and defended WWE’s decision to do business with Saudi Arabia in a big way.

Below is what JBL said:

“The idea is that WWE is gonna go there. Right now their official line is that they’re monitoring the situation. My personal opinion is that they should go.

I think the only way you promote change- look what we did with Cuba. You isolate a country, all you do is impoverish that country. You wanna promote change? WWE went to Abu Dhabi and did the first women’s match that had ever happened in the Middle East. The crowd was chanting in English ‘this is change’.

For these senators to come out and bash the WWE on this- I’ve spent seven Christmases in Iraq and Afganistan with the WWE. I was with the WWE- the first group to go down and visit the Twin Towers while they were still burning and bodies being pulled out.

We were the first group on 9/13 to have a mass gathering right after 9/11. People didn’t know what was going to happen. For these guys to hide behind their patriotism and their show flag-waving, to me, I think is to try and improve their abysmal approval ratings, to me is wrong.

WWE has been at the forefront of change, and you want to change Saudi Arabia? You send something like WWE there.”

You can watch JBL’s appearance below:

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