WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently chimed in on the controversy in Saudi Arabia surrounding WWE’s upcoming WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view.
During the latest episode of his Ross Report podcast, “Good Ole’ J.R.” claimed WWE was not being hypocritical in taking their talent to Saudi Arabia while promoting a women’s evolution, noting WWE could actually use this to do some good and create a dialogue that could end up resulting in females competing in the region.
“The Saudi Arabia show … the political aspects of Saudi Arabia show are something I can’t do anything about”, Ross said during the show, which also featured WWE Superstar Matt Hardy. “I don’t know what you’d do. I’m not going to get into the political discussions.”
J.R. continued, “Look, if the talent can go there and foster any change of this like by the WWE, then I’m for that. Making life better for everybody. I don’t know what I could do personally other than say this that I don’t agree with how women are treated even in America. You don’t have to go to Saudi Arabia to figure out that there’s problems abroad. Women cannot be considered second class citizens, period.”
On the subject, Ross concluded, “So no, I don’t think that it’s hypocritical that WWE is going there, and they are promoting women’s movement, not at all. They’re addressing another agenda, and that agenda will include women at some point in time.”