A night later, on Smackdown, Bryan lost his match to AJ Styles and his place was taken by Samoa Joe in the title match.
Eric Sherman, Impact Wrestling's former chief strategy officer, nonetheless applauded WWE's retaining 65-year-old Hogan as a replacement for Cena and Bryan.
Unlike the previous event (WWE Greatest Royal Rumble), Crown Jewel has needed the WWE to clarify their position on hosting of event in Riyadh following the killing of a journalist allegedly by the Saudi government.
WWE fans might be surprised with Rollins winning the World Cup, but reports have floated around stating Dean Ambrose has been spotted in Saudi Arabia, so he could be used to hinder The Kingslayer's chances of winning, causing another superstar to win the tournament. Plus, there is the World Cup Tournament which sees eight wrestlers battle, with four from RAW and four from SmackDown.
Fil-Am suspect rapped for 13 bombs in mail
All were sent through the Postal Service and intercepted before reaching their intended targets without exploding. Cesar Sayoc , from Aventura, Florida, was arrested in Miami after 13 explosive devices were sent to the targets.
WWE instead has put Saudi Arabia on mute as backlash spreads against its lucrative long-term deal with a kingdom facing global uproar.
- The Bar remain "SmackDown" tag team champions with a win over The New Day.
-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship (Kickoff Show). There will be a one-hour Kickoff Show beginning on Friday morning at 10CT/11ET.
Triple H made an official announcement of the match on the first RAW after the WWE Super Show-Down. The Miz also won his opening round match against Jeff Hardy as well and then went on to upset Mysterio in a shocking second-round win.
Rocco Baldelli named manager of Twins
Twins bench coach Derek Shelton and Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde also were brought to Minneapolis for interviews. The fraternity of former Boston Red Sox players with major league managing gigs is getting a new member.
WWE Crown Jewel will start at 9:30 PM IST.
Hogan told the Orlando Sentinel how keen he was to join the WWE in Saudi Arabia.
WWE wasted no time introducing Hulk Hogan at Crown Jewel as he kicked off the show and made his entrance to a loud ovation from the fans in attendance.
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Rockets making renewed bid to acquire Jimmy Butler
The Rockets would be trading for Butler with a strong desire to re-sign him this summer to a long-term contract extension. This year has started out rough as the team dropped to 1-3 after a Wednesday night defeat to the Utah Jazz.