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. 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.
The toxic environment around "Crown Jewel" prompted WWE superstar John Cena to back out of the event, while Daniel Bryan was written out of the show as well after reportedly not wanting to be associated with it.
As much as that sounds tempting, there is a greater chance of The Bar keeping their titles at Crown Jewel with the help of Big Show once again.
The WWE is looking to an old friend to help out with perhaps the most controversial event in professional wrestling history.
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. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, whether intentional or not, Hogan openly admitted that he was traveling with the company to Saudi Arabia, thus all but confirming his Crown Jewel status.
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Hulk - who's hosting the event - told the crowd, "It's good to be back!" Women weren't allowed to perform at either show due to the country's laws limiting women's rights.
WWE informed the public that Crown Jewel was going to remain in Saudi Arabia by way of their third-quarter earnings report on its corporate website, saying, "Similar to other US -based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has made a decision to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event". The shows are part of a lucrative 10-year partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority in support of Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia's social and economic reform program.
"There are a lot of plans in the works", Hogan said.