We now know who is battling who at 'Crown Jewel'.
This upcoming Friday streaming live on the WWE Network at 12 PM EST is WWE 'Crown Jewel' from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding this event and although that controversy continues to come raining in, the show is still going on. Upon the initial announcement of the 'Crown Jewel' event, WWE announced that a World Cup tournament was set to take place to determine the best in the world.
The competitors in the tournament consists of four RAW stars and four SmackDown stars who are: Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler. Former 16-time WWE World Champion John Cena was originally slated to be a part of this tournament but reports made the rounds recently that Cena is refusing to travel to Saudi Arabia for 'Crown Jewel' and on tonight's WWE RAW he was replaced by Bobby Lashley.
The bracket for the tournament has been released and it features the following matches: on the RAW side of the bracket there is Bobby Lashley versus Seth Rollins, and Kurt Angle versus Dolph Ziggler. On the SmackDown side of the bracket there is Jeff Hardy versus The Miz, and Rey Mysterio versus Randy Orton.
Fightful's coverage article of WWE 'Crown Jewel' goes live at 10 AM EST on Friday and to view the other matches that are set for the show, head over to Fightful's "events" section.