By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
LAS VEGAS, October 11, 2019 – Two marquee matchups are set for WWE Crown Jewel – WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and WWE Superstar Braun Strowman vs. the undefeated lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury – taking place at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday,.
WWE Crown Jewel will also feature Team Hogan (Seth Rollins, Rusev) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin) as the two WWE Hall of Famers will coach a hand-picked team of five Superstars for a five-on-five tag team match.
WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, The New Day and AJ Styles are also scheduled to compete. Mansoor, WWE’s first Saudi Arabian Superstar who was born in Riyadh and won the largest Battle Royal Match in WWE history at Super ShowDown in Jeddah this past June will return home.
The event will stream live on WWE Network at 1 pm ET.
Tickets www.TicketMX.com with prices starting at 25 SAR.
Powell’s POV: I did not expect to see The Fiend listed if only because the Saudi citizens are not allowed to celebrate Halloween and I wondered if the gimmick would be too intense for the leadership. Then again, Undertaker and Kane appeared in the past, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.
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