Another WWE Network special emanating from Saudi Arabia will take place in November, as confirmed this week on Monday Night Raw.
Roman Reigns opened tonight’s episode of the show vowing to get revenge against Brock Lesnar for his actions at last night’s Hell in a Cell event. Braun Strowman interrupted Reigns, declaring that both Roman and Lesnar are going to “GET THESE HANDS!”
This led to acting General Manager Baron Corbin announcing Reigns will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match at WWE Crown Jewel on November 2 in Saudi Arabia.
Also announced for the show, something called the WWE World Cup which will “determine the best in the world.”
The Crown Jewel event will take place in the same month as Survivor Series and the recently announced, Starrcade show. Additionally, Crown Jewel takes place just five days after the all-women’s PPV, Evolution.
As you may recall, the controversial Greatest Royal Rumble event took place in Saudi Arabia earlier this year and it’s estimated WWE was paid $40 million or more to host the event. WWE’s involvement with the Saudi General Sports Authority was criticized by many, including Hall of Famer Lita who called it a direct conflict of interest when it comes to the female movement in the company — as women weren’t allowed to participate.
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