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APOLOGY ISSUED FOR 'INDECENT' MATERIAL AIRED DURING GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE

By Mike Johnson on 2018-04-28 23:44:00

The Saudi General Sports Commission issued an apology for "indecent material" that aired during the Greatest Royal Rumble broadcast on Friday 4/27.

The "indecent material" appears to have been either a rundown of the Backlash PPV, which featured still shots of female performers or, more likely, the music video WWE has been running on their programming featuring talents lip synching a song celebrating that the Raw and Smackdown brand would be uniting going forward on PPV.  The video features a number of female stars, including Carmella in her ring gear, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss and more.

A translated version of the statement of apology reads:

"The General Sport Authority would like to apologize to the viewers and attendees of last night’s WWE event that took place in Jeddah, over the indecent scene involving women that appeared as an ad before a segment. It would like to confirm it's total disapproval of this, in the shadow of its commitment to eliminate anything that goes against the communities values.

"The authority has made sure to ban showing of any segment that involves women wrestling or any scenes related to it, and stipulated that to the company (WWE). The authority also disapproved any promotional stuff with pictures or videos showing women in an indecent way, and emphasized on commitment of this rule. And it’s a commitment that the authority would still commit to forever in all of it’s events and programs"

The apology was picked up this afternoon by The Associated Press, which likely means the story will be covered over the next few days by lots of outlets.

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