Hulk Hogan is reportedly returning to WWE at controversial Crown Jewel PPV

Hulk Hogan is reportedly returning to WWE at controversial Crown Jewel PPV

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan kicked off WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the host for the event.

As if that weren't enough, Hulk Hogan will serve as the host for the event, marking his first on-screen appearance for the company since 2015 when he was sacked and removed from the WWE Hall of Fame for making racially insensitive remarks.

Hogan subsequently apologised for using "language that is offensive and inconsistent in my beliefs" and so began his chance for redemption in the unusual world of professional wrestling. However, the call by WWE officials was to have the decision made to quietly list Hogan's name on the WWE website.

The first event; April's Greatest Royal Rumble, was heavily criticised for appearing to be little more than a propaganda exercise for Saudi Arabia and how apparently progressive things are now under the current leadership.

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 US resident Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.

The live streaming of WWE Crown Jewel event will be available on Sony Liv app and WWE app.

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

"The Fight" by The Phantoms was the theme song used for Crown Jewel.

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.

So that one made little sense. Eight of the eleven clashes are confirmed for the event with both the world titles and SmackDown Live tag team titles up for grabs.

So, Ziggler wins, right?

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