Knox County mayor still plans to appear at Saudi Arabia WWE event

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Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’s office says he remains committed to a WWE event in Saudi Arabia despite allegations that a journalist was killed in Turkey’s Saudi consulate.

Jacobs took office in September and continues to wrestle under the name “Kane.”

Rob Link, a representative with Jacobs’s office, gave a statement on Tuesday saying, “Mayor Jacobs’s commitment to the WWE Crown Jewel event on November 2 has not changed. He understands that WWE is monitoring the situation closely and does not take it lightly.”

Link says the mayor is looking forward to appearing at a WWE event in Knoxville in January to accept $100,000 from the organization, which will go to the Knoxville Public Safety Foundation.

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