Despite a worldwide outcry over the killing - and questions about the Saudi government's involvement - WWE went ahead and listed stars to appear at Friday's event in Riyadh.
After the match Samoa Joe attacked Styles in the ring, setting up an angle where he would replace Bryan as Styles's opponent in Saudi Arabia.
Hogan tipped off his role at Crown Jewel and hinted at a potential return to WrestleMania recently in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. On the Raw side of the bracket, Bobby Lashley (John Cena's replacement) will face Intercontinental champion Seth Rollins, with the victor taking on either Kurt Angle or Dolph Ziggler. According to WWE he was later removed due to a snafu. "Regardless of what is going on in my universe, I was not going to miss this event for anything in the world. 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. I'm not entirely sure how good of a decision it will prove to be to have the preceding match be a Street Fight, especially if you want to save a better part of the action for the pay-per-view.
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"WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base", the company said in a statement alongside third-quarter financial results.
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There has not yet been any word of any other potential changes to the Crown Jewel show.