WWE Greatest Royal Rumble on April 27, 201 witnessed a segment between The Daivari Brothers and the Saudi Arabian WWE prospects that not only took social media by storm but also raised tensions between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Ariya Daivari recently took to Twitter to issue an apology to anyone who was offended by his on-screen act and revealed that he even received death threats for his character’s role after the event.
A WWE fan responded to Daivari’s Tweet saying that the Cruiserweight Star had no valid reason to apologise and added a reasonable justification for the same.
Personally, I believe you should not have to apologize. No actor, in a movie, would have to apologize for a roll, why do wrestlers?
— John Price (@JPrice02) May 1, 2018
Daivari responded to that fan, revealing he had received death threats for his role in the segment following the show.
The Greatest Royal Rumble segment in question featured Ariya Daivari and his brother Shawn Daivari interrupting four WWE try-out winners who were introducing themselves to the crowd at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Daivari brothers appeared with the National Flag of Iran, insulting the WWE prospects and praising Iran. However, the four trainees took matter to their own hands after Ariya Daivari pushed one of them and together the four Saudi Arabian WWE prospects cleared the ring, sending The Daivari Brothers to the mat.
Friday’s Greatest Royal Rumble kickstarted the list of Pay-Per-View events which are scheduled to take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as per the 10-year agreement between Saudi General Sports Authority and WWE.