Two huge matches involving Cain Velasquez and Tyson Fury will take place at WWE’s upcoming Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, as confirmed today during a press conference.
Speaking from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H announced the company would be bringing together the worlds of MMA, boxing, and sports entertainment for fans in the Middle East.
“The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman will go one-on-one with boxer Tyson Fury and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will take on his former UFC foe Cain Velasquez at the event which goes down in Riyadh on October 31.
“I’m gonna knock Braun Strowman out,” Tyson Fury told reporters from the podium. “He talks about how good his hands are, but he’s messing with a guy whose got the best hands in boxing.”
During a photo opp after both men spoke to the press, Triple H had to run-in to prevent a potential scuffle between the two behemoths.
Rey Mysterio then came out to introduce his “familia” Cain Velasquez, who reiterated the fact that he’s beaten his opponent once before. After Velasquez, Paul Heyman made his way to the mic and brought out his client Brock Lesnar.
“I get up every day and I have to look at this scar that you put on my face inside that octagon, and I can’t wait to get my hands on you again,” Lesnar told Velasquz during the conference before the pair squared up for the cameras.
Watch the whole conference below.