Kane Reveals Why He Worked WWE’s “Crown Jewel” Event In Saudi Arabia Despite The Controversy


On Wednesday, WWE Superstar Glenn “Kane” Jacobs took part in an AMA on the subreddit r/politics forum. During the AMA, he answered questions regarding his plans as Mayor of Knox County and more. He also revealed why he worked the WWE “Crown Jewel” event despite the controversy over WWE holding an event in Saudi Arabia after journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death at the hands of Saudi operatives. He said,

“Because WWE donated $100,000 to the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation which was arranged long before the controversy. I made a commitment to our local first responders and I wasn’t willing to break that.”

Kane’s answer coincides with the one his mayoral office gave in late October when asked if he would still be involved. Vince McMahon said at the time, “We’re happy to support this charity of behalf of Mayor Jacobs. Much like his unparalleled contributions to advancing the WWE brand during his stellar career of more than 20 years, Mayor Jacobs has begun work to improve Knox County.”

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