Hulk Hogan returns to WWE at controversial show in Saudi Arabia


Shane McMahon won the WWE World Cup after introducing himself as a late replacement for the injured Miz. We noted before how WWE announced that The Game suffered a possible torn pectoral muscle as he and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels defeated Kane and The Undertaker, and that he is headed back to the United States from Saudi Arabia to undergo surgery.

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

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.

As for the rest of the show; Brock Lesnar won the vacant Universal Championship after what essentially amounted to a squash match with Braun Strowman, who was heavily expected to win.

Seven killed as gunmen attack bus carrying Egyptian Christians
Church spokesman Bouls Halim said the death toll in Friday's attack south of the capital Cairo was likely to rise. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The match will be Michaels' first since he was retired by The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVI in 2010.

Crown Jewel will also feature a World Cup Tournament, which will feature four wrestlers from Raw and four from SmackDown Live. On the Raw side of the bracket, Bobby Lashley (John Cena's replacement) will face Intercontinental champion Seth Rollins, with the victor taking on either Kurt Angle or Dolph Ziggler. Smackdown, on the other hand, will be represented by Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, The Miz and Rey Mysterio.

"So, whatcha gonna do when the power of Hulkamania and the "Crown Jewel" run wild on you, brother?!"

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