Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Watch Hulk Hogan's WWE Return at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

Watch Hulk Hogan's WWE Return at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

The Hall of Famer was announced as the host of the event and made his entrance to the familiar sounds of his original "Real American" theme music.

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.

SmackDown hero Bryan and Cena, a huge name in both Raw and SmackDown, were written out of their Crown Jewel matches after taking a stand over Khashoggi's death.

- AJ Styles holds off Samoa Joe to remain WWE champion.

Eric Sherman, Impact Wrestling's former chief strategy officer, nonetheless applauded WWE's retaining 65-year-old Hogan as a replacement for Cena and Bryan. Considering the heinous crime committed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Company faced a very hard decision as it relates to its event scheduled for November 2 in Riyadh.

The New Day is one of the most popular tag teams in the WWE Universe and they were super popular with the Crown Jewel crowd and even got an incredibly special entrance.

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.

-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship (Kickoff Show).

Shawn Michaels and Triple H (-150 favorites) vs.

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The event is surrounded by controversy after the WWE chose 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.

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