Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

Tone-deaf WWE recalls Hulk Hogan for show in Saudi Arabia

Tone-deaf WWE recalls Hulk Hogan for show in Saudi Arabia

Crown Jewel will see a host of championship matches being battled for in Riyadh, along with the first ever WWE World Cup.

Hulk Hogan's brief return to WWE programing at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia likely didn't improve or further damage his image, but the legendary wrestler continued to be an example of the company avoiding controversy it created.

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.

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

The Heartbreak Kid teamed with Triple H in a D-Generation X reunion to take on the Brothers of Destruction, Kane and Undertaker.

- The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) vs.

However, during the match Triple H suffered an injury when he went over the top rope and fell to the floor.

SmackDown First Round: Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy vs. It began with Hogan's likeness surfacing on the superstars page for the Crown Jewel event on the company's website, leading speculation of his involvement with Crown Jewel.

Cena, who originally didn't need or have a qualifying match for the World Cup tournament, was simply replaced by Bobby Lashley with no explanation given or needed.

- Above is a promo for new WWE Network content coming soon - Survivor Series, TLC, Royal Rumble, WWE NXT, WWE 205 Live, Ride Along, Table For 3, WWE 365, WWE 24 and The Edge & Christian Show.

- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the United States championship (kickoff show).

Since The New Day has already been champions on a few occasion, The Bar remain the favorites to retain the titles to increase the value of the championship on the blue brand.

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