WWE Quietly Advertising Hulk Hogan for Crown Jewel

WWE Quietly Advertising Hulk Hogan for Crown Jewel

Cena was written out of the event on last night's Raw, being replaced in the World Cup tournament by Bobby Lashley.

Still advertised as performing, Daniel Bryan was also rumored to be sitting out the event in protest.

WWE have been urged to cancel the show by many fans as well as US Senators who put pressure on Vince McMahon's promotion to reconsider their ongoing 10-year multi-million dollar relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia following recent events.

WWE signed a 10-year agreement with Saudi Arabia earlier this year worth somewhere between $450 million and $500 million, which ultimately seems to have persuaded the company to see "Crown Jewel" through.

PWInsider's Mike Johnson reported Tuesday morning that Bryan would not travel to Saudi Arabia and Bryan's scheduled WWE Championship match against AJ Styles, slated to take place at Crown Jewel, was instead held on Tuesday night's episode of SmackDown.

However, the WWE has been forced to write two major stars out of proceedings for the Saudi event.

WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizeable and dedicated fan base. I will be covering the event live as it airs on Friday.

Hulk told the Orlando Sentinel last week he was looking forward to going to Saudi Arabia with WWE ... but didn't specify at Crown Jewel. "And I also want to say once again, thank all of you for allowing me to be part of something so special", he had said. "Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled".

WWE initially responded by stating they were "monitoring the situation" but the Connecticut-based company ultimately made a decision to go ahead with the show that will take place in the capital city of Riyadh. As it turns out, the company went ahead and had the WWE Championship match on free television instead.

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