WWE shares slip as Hulk Hogan tapped to host Saudi event

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This was Hulk Hogan's first appearance on WWE TV since the summer of 2015.

"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 WWE acknowledged in its statement.

-Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the vacant WWE Universal Championship. Plus, there is the World Cup Tournament which sees eight wrestlers battle, with four from RAW and four from SmackDown.

WWE instead has put Saudi Arabia on mute as backlash spreads against its lucrative long-term deal with a kingdom facing global uproar.

Bryan was scheduled to take on AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in a dream match.

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Although they were unsuccessful in becoming 6-time WWE Tag Team Champions at WWE Crown Jewel thanks to interference from The Big Show and a Brogue Kick from Sheamus - they still arrived to the ring in style.

However, The Champ was ultimately replaced by his WWE Super Show-Down partner Bobby Lashley.

- Degeneration-X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs.

On their website, SkyBet also has Nakamura as the favourite in his match vs Rusev, as well Rollins, The Miz, Angle, and Mysterio as the favourites in their World Cup quarter-final matches against Lashley, Hardy, Ziggler, and Orton respectively.

Vince McMahon reportedly got word on 10/24 that WWE would be allowed to go, and he started informing people who needed to know before confirming the status of Crown Jewel in the company's Q3 earnings report. In a mid-October episode of his HBO show, John Oliver accused WWE of giving legitimacy to Saudi Arabia's "wall-to-wall propaganda" and willfully ignoring the kingdom's human rights abuses.

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