WWE shares slip as Hulk Hogan tapped to host Saudi event
- Author: Marlene Weaver Nov 03, 2018,
Nov 03, 2018, 8:01
Three other title matches are booked for the show, as AJ Styles will defend the WWE title against Samoa Joe, The Bar will defend the SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day, and Shinsuke Nakamura will defend his United States title against Rusev on the pre-show.
The WWE served up another massive success in Saudi Arabia on Friday as some of the sport's biggest stars thrilled and surprised a packed crowd in Riyadh at the Crown Jewel event at King Saud University Stadium. Therefore, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar will lock horns for the vacant title at the WWE Crown Jewel. It has resulted in John Cena and Daniel Bryan pulling out from competing.
Shawn Michaels also comes out of retirement to reunite with Triple H as D-Generation X face off against the Brothers of Destruction the Undertaker and Kane. Eight superstars from RAW and Smackdown Live will battle it out for the World Cup glory in a knockout format.
A new Universal Champion was crowned at WWE Crown Jewel - Brock Lesnar.
According to the report, WWE apparently wanted to keep Hogan's return low-key, which is the reason that the location was picked to be in Saudi Arabia.
Nearly four hours of action kicked off with Rusev taking on defending U.S. champion Shinsuke Nakamura, with the latter retaining his title.
Even so, Michaels has had a regular job as a trainer at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and he sounds heading back that way following his match at Crown Jewel.