Hulk Hogan is running wild on Saudi Arabia whether you like it or not.
The Hulkster made his return to the WWE ring on Friday for the first time since his contract was terminated in July 2015 after he a leaked recording surfaced in which he repeatedly used the N-word in a racially charged rant.
The event was a controversial one. WWE’s shows in Saudi Arabia are part of a huge money-making 10-year deal. The wrestling promotion was pressured to cancel the event over the murder of former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Clearly, that did not happen.
John Cena refused to go to Saudi Arabia for a WWE event this weekend in protest to the murder. Cena’s role in the event has reportedly been written out with another wrestler set to take his place.
On “Monday Night Raw”, the WWE announcers previewed the “Crown Jewel” event in Saudi Arabia, eliciting boos from the audience.
WWE fans on Twitter also expressed their disappointment with the decision to go ahead with the event, with some even saying that they had cancelled their network subscriptions over the issue.