Hulk Hogan To Host WWE Crown Jewel PPV In Saudi Arabia

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John Cena won't take part in WWE's Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, WWE has confirmed that The Hulkster will serve as the host for Crown Jewel, marking his first appearance on WWE TV since the Summer of 2015.

Hogan had been removed from the WWE Hall Of Fame due to his controversial remarks caught on camera, but was reinstated earlier this summer and appeared backstage at WWE Extreme Rules to speak with talent.

Their stance has been greatly appreciated by WWE fans who have expressed grave reservations about the company doing business with the Saudi's, some are even boycotting the WWE Network and televised programming. For that reason, WWE had to make the show look differently, so they chose to give WWE Evolution a different look so it wouldn't look like a lesser version of what regular events get. The Undertaker, one of the most popular wrestlers in the history of the organization, drew a chorus of boos at the mere mention of "Crown Jewel" during an October episode of "Smackdown".

WWE have been urged to cancel the show by many fans as well as US Senators who put pressure on Vince McMahon's promotion to reconsider their ongoing 10-year multi-million dollar relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia following recent events.

Cena competed in WWE's last Pay-Per-View show in the country the Greatest Royal Rumble last April where he defeated legendary rival Triple H.

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Khashoggi had been a vocal critic of the current Saudi regime.

WWE addressed the backlash during its third-quarter earnings report last week.

"WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base".

Crown Jewel, which is set to take place at Riyadh's King Saud University Stadium, is also scheduled to feature several of the company's other high-profile legends.

"Similar to other US -based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia", the WWE said, "the Company has chose to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event".

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