Without any announcement from WWE, Hulk Hogan was quietly added to list of talent scheduled to appear at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
It’s unclear when Hulk was added to the Crown Jewel page on WWE.com, but if he makes an appearance at the event it will be his first time back on WWE TV since the summer of 2015.
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. “We’re moving forward at a rapid pace,” Hogan told them. “It’s exciting to have this opportunity again after all these years where I was there and gone.”
In case you missed it, Daniel Bryan and John Cena refused to work the event and were both written out of their scheduled Crown Jewel matches this week on Raw and SmackDown Live
As we first reported yesterday, Renee Young will surprisingly be on the announce team in Riyadh. No word yet, however, on what sort of rules she’ll have to follow due to the country’s numerous regulations for women.
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UPDATE: Hulk has now been removed from the list of advertised superstars.
UPDATE #2: WWE has confirmed to Pro Wrestling Sheet that Hogan will be the host of the event.
(H/T to PWInsider)