D-Generation X will face The Brothers of Destruction in a historic Tag team match.
Professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan is in line to make a surprise return to World Wrestling Entertainment this week, more than three years after he was sacked by the company after an audio recording of Hogan making racist remarks was released by the National Enquirer.
The murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey on 2 October led to considerable pressure being placed on WWE to cancel their Crown Jewel show, which would mark their second such event in Saudi Arabia having signed a 10-year multi-million dollar deal with that government.
Hogan subsequently apologised for using "language that is offensive and inconsistent in my beliefs" and so began his chance for redemption in the odd world of professional wrestling.
The crowd went wild - cheering Hogan on. 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.
John Cena and Daniel Bryan have both been quietly written out of the "Crown Jewel" contest in Riyadh, after they reportedly refused to make the trip in light of the murder of Saudi journalist and USA resident Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.
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- It's worth noting that WWE did not announce an attendance number for Crown Jewel but Michael Cole did say that the King Saudi University Stadium was sold out.
Despite all the controversy, Crown Jewel takes place at 12 PM EST today.
Other matches on the card include Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman for the vacant Universal Title, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship and The New Day vs The Bar for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship.
So that one made little sense. Plus, there is the World Cup Tournament which sees eight wrestlers battle, with four from RAW and four from SmackDown.
"We're moving forward at a rapid pace", he said.