WWE Touring Mexico: A Risk Not Worth Taking

Viggo DrakuvichCorrespondent IMay 5, 2010

The RAW crew are touring Mexico this week and have been warned about the current dangers that exist.  There have been a massive wave of kidnappings and shootings especially along the border cities between the U.S. and Mexico.  Three days ago, 25 people were killed in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua.  A Mexican government report states that at least 22,700 people have been killed from drug related violence since 2006.  If you live near a border town, you WILL hear reports of the increasing violence in Mexico. 

So with this said, why is WWE touring Mexico?  I understand the need to expand the WWE Universe to different countries and it is Cinco de Mayo, but the WWE wrestlers and crew are in danger.  The US has advised Americans not to travel to Mexico. 

I read that the WWE crew will be in Monterrey at some point during the week.  This is a terrible idea.  On April 21, 50 hooded gunmen mounted an assault on a Holiday Inn in Monterrey and kidnapped at least three people.  Reports also state that people were beaten and several gunmen fired but it is not clear if anyone was hit.  This should be a clear message of the drug related gang violence going on in Mexico. 

The WWE should cancel this tour.  There is no need to put the RAW crew at high risk.