The WWE terminated its legends contract with Hogan after he was caught making racial remarks during a sex tape that was released without Hogan's consent. The WWE received plenty of criticism for going into business with Saudi Arabia, and that was before the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
As we previously reported, Hulk is the host of Crown Jewel and the event began with "Real American" blaring over the speaker as the re-instated Hall of Famer made his entrance. "And in wrestling no one's bigger than Hulk Hogan - even to this day".
Hogan was sacked from WWE in July 2015 after using racist language multiple times in a leaked video, but has consistently apologised since. However, the WWE reinstated him into the Hall of Fame earlier this summer, and he appeared backstage at a pay-per-view event where he apologized to the current locker room.
Fans have taken to social media in shock over Brock Lesnar noticeably different look. The politics of the situation will keep a great number of people from enjoying 'Crown Jewel, ' but having Dean Ambrose on the show will only make it more entertaining, especially with him being so unpredictable.
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According to the report, WWE apparently wanted to keep Hogan's return low-key, which is the reason that the location was picked to be in Saudi Arabia.
Bigger! Badder! And usually with an event logo connecting the event to its host city, like the NY skyline or the fleur-de-lis for New Orleans incorporated into recent WrestleMania designs.
Roman Reigns was scheduled to defend his WWE Universal title at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh but he relinquished the title to battle his returning leukaemia.
The financials are murky but WWE is expected to make between $20 million and $40 million USA per event from two Saudi Arabian shows this year under a 10-year deal.