3 bookings WWE should make at Crown Jewel

Calvin Saunders
November 1, 2018

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.

- Above is video of TMZ Sports catching up with The Miz, Big Show and SmackDown Tag Team Champion Sheamus at the airport as they were flying out to Saudi Arabia for Friday's WWE Crown Jewel event.

Should that happen, the WWE will have to replace two stars, not just one, thanks to its controversial decision to stick it out in Saudi Arabia.

After being advertised as part of the show in recent weeks, Cena was quietly removed from the match as part of Monday night's broadcast of WWE's flagship show "Monday Night Raw".

WWE has announced that AJ Styles would defend the WWE Title against Samoa Joe at the Crown Jewel event.

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WWE is defiantly moving forward with the event despite criticism that the company is prioritizing cashing in over acknowledging the human rights crisis in the country after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

A number of the company's top talents remain on track to wrestle on the card, such as Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins, Jeff Hardy and Dolph Ziggler, the outlet reported.

During SmackDown Live, Commissioner, Shane McMahon (who now appears to be back on the show on a weekly basis) added a major stipulation to the WWE World Cup tournament, at least for the SmackDown participants. "What an honor and a privilege it is to be allowed to be a part of an event like today".

'WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base. I will be covering the event live as it airs on Friday. "Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled".

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

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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