Greatest Royal Rumble.

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Rage4CUSE, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Rage4CUSE

    Rage4CUSE All Conference

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    For those of you who don't know, yesterday the WWE held a one off PPV in Jeddha, Saudi Arabia. 5 hour event where the Saudi Crown Family all sat ringside watching all 7 titles on the roster defended. And the largest ever Royal Rumble with 50 entering.


    Now why I started this thread isn't to actually discuss the event(but if anybody does, you're welcome too) but to discuss if this could be a potential kick back to a government official in Linda McMahon, wife of the owner of WWE.

    What made me think about this was when I messaged my dad and told him about the event, his answer(being a Trump supporter) was something along the lines of "Winning" for the Trump administration because of the "better relations" between the two countries since Trump has been president.

    So that got me thinking about how Linda McMahon is the Small Business Advisor for the Trump administration. And if Saudi Crown paid what I assume was a very large sum of money to Vince McMahon to have a star-studded PPV. Could that be considered a potential kick-back to the government since Linda is in the administration?
     
  2. Cowtown

    Cowtown Resident Frostback Interface

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    No, cuz "Drain the swamp!"
     
  3. Briancuse

    Briancuse Living Legend

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    Eh no.this is more about Vince and his enormous ego.
     
  4. bevosu

    bevosu All American

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    I don't know, but I like your thinking.
     
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  5. MSOrange

    MSOrange Former Iggy Award Winner (used to be a big deal)

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    Just curious, was there a reason the WWE thread on the Other Sports board was locked right after my post today?
     
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  6. Rage4CUSE

    Rage4CUSE All Conference

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    I don't know. I forget the Other Sports board exists.
     
  7. Alsacs

    Alsacs Living Legend

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    WWE is a publicly traded company.
    Whatever the Saudis paid for this will be public record.
    While the McMahons are hold the controlling stock this has nothing to do with Trump.

    Rumor is Vince did this show because the Saudis paid 150 million for it and Vince is using some of this money to fund his new XFL investment.
     
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  8. two3zone

    two3zone Living Legend

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    I believe there is a 10 year commitment as well.
     
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  9. Rage4CUSE

    Rage4CUSE All Conference

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    Huh? Say again?
     
  10. two3zone

    two3zone Living Legend

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  11. OrangeDW

    OrangeDW Living Legend

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    You are a troublemaker and way too controversial for their tastes. Kinda like the mid 90s Brian Pillman of the forum.