Hot on the heels of its controversial Crown Jewel event in [REDACTED], World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced today that it’s next overseas event, The Greatest Crown Jewel, will be held in the ruins of a bombed-out hospital in downtown Baghdad, Iraq.
WWE is already promoting the event heavily on social media with the catch-phrase “If you smell what Iraq is cookin’!”
The tagline has led many fans to believe that the event, scheduled for February 29, will be headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who has been spending time in the war-torn Middle East to research his role in the upcoming movie Tooth Fairy Reloaded: Desert Storm.
Whereas WWE’s recent foray into [REDACTED] was a financial windfall thanks to the funding of oil-rich Saudi billionaires, The Greatest Crown Jewel is a considerably more risky venture, given that Baghdad was ranked Worst City in the World in 2012.
While WWE claims the event is intended to “bring smiles to the faces of the wonderful Iraqi people,” backstage rumors say the real motivation for the event is to hype the long-awaited return of Iraqi sympathizer Sgt. Slaughter.