TruthNGO- It appears that WWE has lost yet another superstar for Friday’s “Crown Jewel” card in Saudi Arabia.
Daniel Bryan, who reportedly did not want to perform in the controversial event, was officially written out of the event on Tuesday night.
Samoa Joe attacked A.J. Styles and Bryan after Tuesday’s match. Styles later approached Smackdown Live’s General Manager Paige and demanded to face Joe at “Crown Jewel” for the WWE championship, effectively writing Bryan out of Friday’s show.
The event is facing backlash following the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in early October, and has already lost WWE superstar John Cena.
Turkish officials determined that Saudi Arabian agents killed Khashoggi inside the consulate, and removed his head and fingers in the process. Khashoggi, who worked for the Washington Post and was a frequent critic of Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reportedly went to the consulate to pick up papers for his upcoming wedding.