Big shocks at WWE Crown Jewel as new Universal champion crowned

03 November, 2018, 02:35 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • WWE Smackdown Live

With 19,031 votes, 49% voted for DX's win over The Brothers of Destruction while 30% voted for WWE Champion AJ Styles' win over Samoa Joe, 11% for the Shane McMahon's World Cup finals win over Dolph Ziggler and 10% for Brock Lesnar winning the vacant WWE Universal Title over Braun Strowman.

In a mid-October episode of his HBO show, John Oliver accused WWE of giving legitimacy to Saudi Arabia's "wall-to-wall propaganda" and willfully ignoring the kingdom's human rights abuses.

AJ Styles retained the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe and The Bar also kept hold of the SmackDown tag-team titles thanks to some well-timed interference from The Big Show in their defence against The New Day. The ensuing cover-up of his murder has been exposed in recent weeks, and the WWE even reportedly considered moving the event, but that would have been in breach of a contract with Saudi Arabia. The event gets underway with the kickoff show at 11 a.m. ET; the main card begins at noon ET. Quite aside from actually going forwards with Crown Jewel in the first place, the company decided this of all shows was the right time to wheel out Hulk Hogan for his big return - a good day to bury bad news.

- The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) vs.




SmackDown First Round: Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy vs.

The company later confirmed to media outlets that Hogan would host Crown Jewel, but there was no mention of it on either WWE or Hogan's social media until he walked through the curtain Friday.

- Degeneration-X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. It epitomized WWE's approach to dealing with anything controversial in the lead up to Crown Jewel, which many people, including US Senators, felt should be canceled or relocated.

WWE Crown Jewel will have a live telecast on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD (both English) and Ten 3, Ten 3 HD (both Hindi).

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