WWE Stars John Cena, Daniel Bryan Not Going To Saudi Arabia Event

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After some late changes, WWE Champion AJ Styles now takes on Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar battle again, with the victor taking home the vacant Universal Championship.

The pro wrestling legend made his return to the company Friday at WWE's "Crown Jewel" pay-per-view from Saudi Arabia.

By all accounts, the wrestlers very visibly phoned in their night's work as WWE announcers referred to "Riyadh" rather than "Saudi Arabia" throughout.

As the Raw tag team championship finds itself in a limbo, all eyes will be on the SmackDown Tag Team titles as two of the best tag teams in the WWE will do battle to win the championship now held by The Bar. The marquee match is Shawn Michals coming out of retirement to team with Triple H against Undertaker & Kane. There will be a one-hour Kickoff Show beginning on Friday morning at 10CT/11ET. Quite aside from actually going forwards with Crown Jewel in the first place, the company decided this of all shows was the right time to wheel out Hulk Hogan for his big return - a good day to bury bad news.

The two current favourite finalists in the World Cup tournament are Rollins and The Miz.

Shawn Michaels and Triple H (-150 favorites) vs. Below is post-show video of Sheamus and Cesaro talking about how The New Day no longer has the advantage of 2-on-3 handicap situations. Smackdown, on the other hand, will be represented by Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, The Miz and Rey Mysterio.

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.

- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the United States championship (kickoff show).

However, The Champ was ultimately replaced by his WWE Super Show-Down partner Bobby Lashley.

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