WWE fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the formulaic match and the overall result.
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. John Cena and Daniel Bryan have been pulled from the lineup, and Hulk Hogan is now advertised and will reportedly host the show.
WWE's utterly pointless "World Cup to determine the best in the world" (no, really?) came to an end at Crown Jewel this Friday, and the victor was right out there, to say the least.
In a one-on-one match, AJ Styles will look to defend his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe.
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.
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The US also sued to stop the companies from exporting to America any products that were created using the trade secrets. The offshore yuan jumped 0.83 percent to 6.8601.
Presumably, this heel turn will play into the Raw vs. Smackdown storyline leading into Survivor Series.
Nearly four hours of action kicked off with Rusev taking on defending United States champion Shinsuke Nakamura, with the latter retaining his title.
WWE Crown Jewel will take place at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There will be a one-hour Kickoff Show beginning on Friday morning at 10CT/11ET.
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