Serving as the host for the Crown Jewel PPV, Hogan opened the event by addressing the crowd prior to the Rey Mysterio vs Randy Orton match. After some late changes, WWE Champion AJ Styles now takes on Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar battle again, with the victor taking home the vacant Universal Championship.
Three other title matches are booked for the show, as AJ Styles will defend the WWE title against Samoa Joe, The Bar will defend the SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day, and Shinsuke Nakamura will defend his United States title against Rusev on the pre-show. A traditional five-on-five women's match has also been confirmed, with Paige unsuccessfully attempting to recruit Charlotte Flair for the role as Smackdown Team Captain.
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A new WWE Universal champion was crowned in controversial circumstances on a night of shocks at Crown Jewel.
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One of the biggest highlights of the event will definitely be the first-ever World Cup tournament. Joe had replaced Daniel Bryan, who lost to Styles at Smackdown on Tuesday.
The event will take place inside the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.