Unlike the previous event (WWE Greatest Royal Rumble), Crown Jewel has needed the WWE to clarify their position on hosting of event in Riyadh following the killing of a journalist allegedly by the Saudi government. Two of the WWE's biggest stars, John Cena and Daniel Bryan, reportedly asked to be taken off the show.
Elsewhere, The Bar are favourites to retain their SmackDown Tag Team titles against The New Day, and Rollins is the current favourite to win the WWE World Cup tournament.
Bryan was scheduled to take on AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in a dream match. Eight superstars from RAW and Smackdown Live will battle it out for the World Cup glory in a knockout format. A triple threat between the three was initially announced for the show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but was scrapped on October 22 when Reigns relinquished the championship after learning he had been diagnosed with leukemia. WWE Crown Jewel will begin at 9.30 PM IST on Friday with the show expected to last anywhere from 3.5-4 hours, not including the kickoff show, which starts an hour prior to the main card.
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Triple H made an official announcement of the match on the first RAW after the WWE Super Show-Down. Hogan tipped off his role at Crown Jewel and hinted at a potential return to WrestleMania recently in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel.
WWE Crown Jewel will have a live telecast on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD (both English) and Ten 3, Ten 3 HD (both Hindi).
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