WWE Crown Jewel results, live updates, matches, card, predictions

WWE Crown Jewel results, live updates, matches, card, predictions

WWE Crown Jewel results, live updates, matches, card, predictions

A new WWE Universal champion was crowned in controversial circumstances on a night of shocks at Crown Jewel.

The market's reaction to Hogan's return suggested not everyone considers the wrestler rehabilitated after being caught on tape using the N-word three years ago.

Strowman made his way back into the ring and tried to make a rally, but was hit with an F-5 yet again and pinned. In a mid-October episode of his HBO show, John Oliver accused WWE of giving legitimacy to Saudi Arabia's "wall-to-wall propaganda" and willfully ignoring the kingdom's human rights abuses. Unlike the previous event (WWE Greatest Royal Rumble), Crown Jewel has needed the WWE to clarify their position on hosting of event in Riyadh following the killing of a journalist allegedly by the Saudi government.

John Cena and Daniel Bryan have both been quietly written out of the "Crown Jewel" contest in Riyadh, after they reportedly refused to make the trip in light of the murder of Saudi journalist and USA resident Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.

And so, on Friday 2 November, the event went ahead as planned.

The 41-year-old is biding his time in WWE as he serves a doping ban from the UFC, which ends in January 2019.

-Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the vacant WWE Universal Championship.

So that one made little sense.

Cena was scheduled to compete at the eight-man World Cup Tournament, which will determine the best in the world, against the likes of Kurt Angle, Dolph Ziggler, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, The Miz and Intercontinental as well as RAW Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins. "I'm looking forward to going to Saudi Arabia with the WWE, looking forward to WrestleMania - but yeah, we're moving forward at a rapid pace".

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