Everybody is talking about the incident that numerous WWE superstars had experienced following their pay-per-view event “Crown Jewel”. Wrestling fans cannot help but to worry about the situation that the wrestlers had experienced in Saudi Arabia.

Now that everybody is in the US preparing for their own brands to perform, Smackdown announcer Corey Graves said on his podcast “After The Bell with Corey Graves” that the superstars should “quit crying abut on Twitter” for it’s not going to help the situation. The episode was even titled “Silence Your Twitter Fingers”, just as shown on Brad Shepard’s tweet.

“If you are that insecure and you feel so strongly that you’re going to get on Twitter and complain that our flight got screwed up, what’s Twitter gonna do? All it is fuel for these ‘journalists,’ and then everyone puts their two cents in and starts coming up with their conspiracy theories,” said Graves. He also added that if some of the stranded people felt mad for the flight being delayed and not part of the 20 who flew easily, the problem is with themselves.

As usual, wrestling followers aren’t convinced about the statement said by “The Savior of Misbehavior”.

But the one that made sense was this tweet.


Reports from The Telegraph said that nearly 200 talents of Smackdown were ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to wait on the tarmac for six hours, making the situation feel like they are being hostaged, at least to how the superstars felt during the incident.

Only 20 superstars were able to fly out of Saudi in time, raising speculations that all others that were left are not their priorities, giving birth to the hashtags #NotTop20 and #Saudi20 – taking a swipe of 20 people who flew using private jets to avoid the delay per Fightful article. A couple of superstars used the hashtag on their recent social media posts.


It may be a battle of the brands on camera, but it could be "Stand Up" against "Back Up" behind the scenes.

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