News On WWE Having Hulk Hogan Make Return At Crown Jewel PPV

Brenda Watkins
November 2, 2018

Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan is set to host the upcoming "Crown Jewel" event in Saudi Arabia, as reported by CBS Sports Pro Wrestling Sheet. Do not forget to join us today at 11am ET for live coverage, beginning with the pre-show, which will feature Rusev vs. WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. While it's not confirmed, Meltzer notes that it will be interesting to see where Young sits during the event, and notes that they could move the announcers to a different part of the venue so they are not publicly seen in front of the audience.

Our source in Saudi Arabia who attended the event said that people were extremely sad for Roman Reigns and his announcement of leukemia which prevented him from attending - but announcing Hulk Hogan brought their excitement back to the fans. Despite pressure from politicians and considerable backlash from fans in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey, WWE has made a decision to push forward with the event - which will be the second pay-per-view staged in Saudi Arabia this year.

Hogan was sacked from the WWE back in 2015 when racist comments he had made during a secretly-recorded conversation made their way online.

Many believe Saudi Arabia's dubious record on women's rights makes it an inappropriate choice, given the WWE claims to be in favour of empowering women.

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The event will be live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1HD (both English) and Ten 3, Ten 3HD (both Hindi).

Other matches on the card include Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman for the vacant Universal Title, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship and The New Day vs The Bar for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship.

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D-Generation X will face The Brothers of Destruction in a historic Tag team match. But as Nakamura began to crawl toward the ropes, Rusev released the hold in attempt to lock it in stronger.

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