John Cena pulls out of Saudi Arabia wrestling event following journalist’s death


John Cena has reportedly pulled out of plans to appear in the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc’s upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia following the murder of a Washington Post columnist

Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey, prompting a major investigation into government’s role in the writer’s death.

And as the drama continues, Cena has opted out of this weekend’s wrestling event.

The Trainwreck actor will be replaced on the bill by Bobby Lashley, while Seth Rollins, Kurt Angle, Dolph Ziggler, Jeff Hardy, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, and Randy Orton are also scheduled to appear at the Crown Jewel event in Riyadh on Friday (02Nov18).

Cena was in Saudi Arabia back in April, when he wrestled Triple H.