KXIP vs KKR Live Score

D-Generation X will face The Brothers of Destruction in a historic Tag team match.

This will mark the return of Hogan for the first time since he was exiled from the company over past racially insensitive remarks that came to light back in 2015.

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.

It was then believed that it was only a matter of time before Hogan made his return to WWE programming, and the former WWE Champion recently teased that he would be going to Saudi Arabia with WWE for Crown Jewel.

Strowman made his way back into the ring and tried to make a rally, but was hit with an F-5 yet again and pinned.

Unclear if the plan was to make Hulk a part of "Crown Jewel" all along - or if he was a last-minute Plan B after John Cena and Daniel Bryan refused to participate over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. There also weren't any propaganda video unlike the Greatest Royal Rumble show in April.

And so, on Friday 2 November, the event went ahead as planned.

The WWE Crown Jewel will start at 9:30 PM IST, while the kick-off show will start at 8:30 PM.

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.

SmackDown hero Bryan and Cena, a huge name in both Raw and SmackDown, were written out of their Crown Jewel matches after taking a stand over Khashoggi's death.

So, Ziggler wins, right?

By all accounts, the wrestlers very visibly phoned in their night's work as WWE announcers referred to "Riyadh" rather than "Saudi Arabia" throughout.


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