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WWE’s Legal Battle to Get Jacob Fatu into Canada for Money in the Bank

One big thing

WWE had to negotiate with Canadian authorities to allow Jacob Fatu, a former MLW Heavyweight Champion with a criminal record, to enter the country for Money in the Bank.

Why it matters

Fatu’s presence at Money in the Bank demonstrates WWE’s commitment to featuring top talent, even when faced with legal hurdles. It also highlights the company’s growing interest in performers with controversial backgrounds.

By the numbers

• Fatu signed with WWE earlier this year
• He made his SmackDown debut on June 21st
• This is his first major WWE event outside the U.S.

The details

• Michael Cole revealed on the pre-show that WWE and Triple H were personally involved in negotiations with Canadian authorities.
• Cole stated, “WWE, including Triple H, had to work with Canadian authorities to get Jacob Fatu into the country for this match tonight.”
• Fatu’s past criminal record had previously prevented him from wrestling outside the U.S.

What they’re saying

Cole emphasized the seriousness of the situation: “This shows how dangerous he is considered, not only by WWE but by outsiders as well.”

The big picture

Fatu’s participation in Money in the Bank, despite legal challenges, signals WWE’s willingness to invest in talent they believe can make a significant impact. It also adds an element of real-world drama to the event, potentially increasing fan interest.

What’s next

All eyes will be on Fatu’s performance at Money in the Bank, as fans and WWE officials alike will be eager to see if he can live up to the hype and justify the effort made to secure his participation.

Do you think WWE’s efforts to get Jacob Fatu into Canada will pay off with a standout performance at Money in the Bank? Share your predictions in the comments below!

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