Two weeks ago, ‘Last Week Tonight’ host John Oliver dragged WWE for their Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia and their “wall-to-wall propaganda” at Greatest Royal Rumble.
He was back at it again on Sunday night, showing footage of the Smackdown 1000 crowd booing The Undertaker’s mention of Crown Jewel — “Holy shit. I think the WWE itself just turned heel, I mean, do you know how clearly, deeply bad something has to be to get wrestling fans to boo a wrestling event at a wrestling event?” — and accurately points out how weird it is when you’ve got to promote a wrestler using graves and urns when you’re going to the nation that just murdered a Washington Post journalist.
The highlight has go to be ‘Last Week Tonight’s’ new commercial for Crown Jewel, featuring the lay up line, “If you care about human rights, WWE’s got two words for ya.” Also, bonus points to whichever ‘Last Week Tonight’ production intern managed to get both AJ Lee and Emma into the graphic about women wrestlers. They did a better job of that than Evolution!
Here’s the commercial itself, in case you’ve ever wanted Kane and the Undertaker to threaten Triple H and Shawn Michaels with a bone saw.