By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Crown Jewel event that will be held today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at King Saud University Stadium.
-Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the vacant WWE Universal Championship.
-Triple H and Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker and Kane.
-AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship.
-Sheamus and Cesaro vs. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles.
-WWE World Cup tournament (First round matches: Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler, Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz, Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio)
-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship (Kickoff Show).
Powell’s POV: John Cena and Daniel Bryan have been pulled from the lineup, and Hulk Hogan is now advertised and will reportedly host the show. There will be a one-hour Kickoff Show beginning this morning at 10CT/11ET. The actual event will start at 11CT/12ET and the WWE Network schedule page lists a four-hour window. I will be covering the event live as it airs.
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