Hulk Hogan Returns to WWE Ring in Saudi Arabia

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

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

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart are now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event.

We'll have live coverage throughout the show, which begins at 11 a.m. ET.

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.

The WWE terminated its legends contract with Hogan after he was caught making racial remarks during a sex tape that was released without Hogan's consent.

Bigger! Badder! And usually with an event logo connecting the event to its host city, like the NY skyline or the fleur-de-lis for New Orleans incorporated into recent WrestleMania designs.

Lost, for some, amidst all of the talk about whether the WWE's second major event in Saudi Arabia should be happening or not are moments that would otherwise garner a lot of attention in their own right.

WWE is set to hold its Crown Jewel event on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. I will be covering the event live as it airs on Friday.

Chongqing bus plunge caused by fight between driver and passenger
Police say a brawl between a passenger and a bus driver was the cause of the bus plunging off a bridge in southwestern China . According to investigations, the 48-year-old female passenger had missed her stop and asked the driver to stop in the road.

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

- The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) vs.

WWE Kickoff pre-show: Rusev vs. WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. On this week's Smackdown Live he was written off the show and replaced with Samoa Joe, who will instead face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at the pay-per-view. The WWE champion AJ Styles will take on Samoa Joe one more time as Daniel Bryan refused to travel to the country.

- Triple H does the heavy lifting as DX beats The Brothers of Destruction.

Elsewhere, The Bar are favourites to retain their SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day, and Rollins is the current favourite to win the WWE World Cup tournament.

The WWE star appeared on Raw on Wednesday night, looking much skinnier than usual.

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