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This was all planned and a work lol wwe is playing games and it is obvious

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kargol wrote: They should have taped a Smackdown in Saudi Arabia. Double down.

The Saudi deal was originally for the shows to be on Fridays, and that was one of the ideas floated before they agreed to move it to the Thursday.

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Portalesman wrote: Over on WC, CM is saying that only black guys and chicks were held up.

And in today's installment of Dog Bites Man News, you missed the point.

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Hugo Savinovich claims that Saudi Arabia never paid WWE for the last show or this one. Vince got into a big fight with someone there and had Kevin Dunn cut the local feed and the Prince held everyone hostage as they tried to fly out. Seems easy enough to prove or disprove if anyone from that part of the world can back up that the feed cut off. 

Meltzer will only say this:

“All I know is that people in WWE, around WWE, all have the same story, very different from public story but I can't corroborate anything past you'd have to be naive if not at least questioning things.”

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Not sure how valid this website is, but I found this:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/report-crown-prince-ordered-wwe-talent-off-the-plane-after-vince-mcmahon-cut-off-crown-jewel-tv-feed-in-saudi-arabia-due-to-money-issue/amp/



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It begs the question about why the Saudis wouldn't pay the WWE, it's not like there's a shortage of money and the WWE hasn't had any qualms about running shows there once the heat got turned up, and why the WWE would go back if it hadn't been paid. For that matter, why would Vince get to fly out after the feed got cut with the B teamers kept over? The Hugo Savinovich version of events seems off.

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Vince may have screwed Bret, but according to that story, Saudi screwed Vince....and then Saudi screwed the staff and talent.... and Saudi tried to screw Smackdown but that backfired and Smackdown was better lol.

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tamalie wrote: It begs the question about why the Saudis wouldn't pay the WWE, it's not like there's a shortage of money and the WWE hasn't had any qualms about running shows there once the heat got turned up, and why the WWE would go back if it hadn't been paid. For that matter, why would Vince get to fly out after the feed got cut with the B teamers kept over? The Hugo Savinovich version of events seems off.Did Vince fly back while part of his roster were still detained? Even if Hugo's story is b.s., I still think Vince flying back while part of his roster is still detained in SA is a dick move barring an emergency situation. And no, running Smackdown Live is not an emergency situation. I heard Vince was detained, but all the news stories are sketchy at best, so who the hell knows?



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If there was any political / business issue Vince should have been the last one out. If it was mechanical then ehh.



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Heenan Fan wrote: tamalie wrote: It begs the question about why the Saudis wouldn't pay the WWE, it's not like there's a shortage of money and the WWE hasn't had any qualms about running shows there once the heat got turned up, and why the WWE would go back if it hadn't been paid. For that matter, why would Vince get to fly out after the feed got cut with the B teamers kept over? The Hugo Savinovich version of events seems off.Did Vince fly back while part of his roster were still detained? Even if Hugo's story is b.s., I still think Vince flying back while part of his roster is still detained in SA is a dick move barring an emergency situation. And no, running Smackdown Live is not an emergency situation. I heard Vince was detained, but all the news stories are sketchy at best, so who the hell knows?
Vince and others left before the other plane was ever delayed or anyone had any reason to think there'd be a problem. If the issue was about not wanting to pay because the feed got cut, why would he be allowed to leave? For that matter, even if Vince McMahon is often a petty and irrational person, the idea that he'd cut the Crown Jewel feed in country while the show was in progress makes no sense. Far from getting the WWE paid, it would justify it not getting paid and would seem to accomplish very little. 

I don't know what is going on anymore than anyone else, but this story sounds fishy. I won't say someone is making things up wholesale, but this account sounds like one in which the story has passed so many leaves far out on a branch of the information distribution tree that extrapolation of details combined with speculation getting wrongly perceived as facts to create an account of what happened that bears only a slight resemblance to what actually occurred.

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O.K., I wasn't aware Vince flew out not knowing there were gonna be problems. And yeah, story seems fishy to say the least so far.



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Rob Feinstein of all people has been on Facebook saying that he’s been in touch with about a dozen of the wrestlers trapped there and they were scared for their lives and it was not a mechanical issue, but he’s not 100% sure what happened and everyone has been sworn to secrecy and aren’t sure themselves. A few tweets though are revealing, but very vague. Rusev was asking people to pray for him. That’s a weird thing to tweet if you’re simply waiting at the hotel for a plane to be fixed.

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Portalesman wrote: Over on WC, CM is saying that only black guys and chicks were held up.

Friggin hilarious 

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I'm listening to the current WOR right now and Dave is saying that the WWE was owed a bunch of money and they received sixty million a couple hours before the show went on.


The show was on a couple hour delay in SA as Vince wouldn't let it air live.

They didn't end up taking off until 24 hours later.

I'm sure Dave will find out more. It's like some people told Dave..."the wrestler's were pawns in a dick waving contest between Saudi and Vince."


Saudi may have a ton of money, but make no mistake, they will nickel and dime and fuck you over any chance they get.


And fuck Rusev and the other wrestlers that were stuck there tweeting and messaging people to pray for them and that they were fearing for their lives. Fucking bunch of sheltered babies. Yes I'm sure the Saudi military was going to march a bunch of "sports entertainers" off a plane and be-head them right there on the tarmac. Just because Vince fucking McMahon pissed them off.lol
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I agree. The lives of the WWE personnel held back in Saudi Arabia were inconvenienced, but were never in jeopardy. However, when there is a lack of information and/or a lack of common sense, then people let their imaginations run away from them.

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