Hulk Hogan Returns To WWE At Crown Jewel PPV In Saudi Arabia


The event, now airing on the WWE Network, marks Hogan's first appearance on WWE TV since the Summer of 2015.

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.

None of these predicted outcomes are particularly surprising since Strowman is arguably the biggest star on Monday Night Raw right now and Styles vs Joe was booked at the last minute due to Daniel Bryan pulling out of the show. Plus, there is the World Cup Tournament which sees eight wrestlers battle, with four from RAW and four from SmackDown. The ensuing cover-up of his murder has been exposed in recent weeks, and the WWE even reportedly considered moving the event, but that would have been in breach of a contract with Saudi Arabia.

According to a report from DirtySheets, The Lunatic Fringe may have changed his mind about the show after Renee Young was announced for the event.

Hulk Hogan is back - the wrestling star has returned to the WWE ring for the first time since his n-word scandal. and it all went down in Saudi Arabia.

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

On their website, SkyBet also has Nakamura as the favourite in his match vs Rusev, as well Rollins, The Miz, Angle, and Mysterio as the favourites in their World Cup quarter-final matches against Lashley, Hardy, Ziggler, and Orton respectively.

The event is surrounded by controversy after the WWE made a decision to go forward with it despite an American resident and Washington Post journalist being murdered earlier this month at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey.

DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs.

- Hulk Hogan hosting Crown Jewel.