A venue change for 'Crown Jewel'.
It was announced on the post-'Hell In A Cell' edition of Monday Night RAW that WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia for another WWE Network super show and this event is entitled 'Crown Jewel'. The event is set to take place on November 2nd and there have been three bouts confirmed for it. The first of the three matches is a WWE Universal Championship match featuring the champion Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman. The second is a 'World Cup' tournament that has yet to have details attached to it and recently confirmed for the return to Saudi Arabia is AJ Styles defending his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan.
When this event was first announced it was billed to be taking place at the 'King Fahd International Stadium' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which has a capacity of over 60,000 people. As the announcement of the aforementioned WWE Championship match between Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles was made, the sports-entertainment company sent out a press release to the media and Fightful received that press release. It was noted within the announcement that 'Crown Jewel' is now set to take place at the 'King Saud University Stadium' which seats 25,000 people. WWE has confirmed to Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp that the venue has been changed and below is the official press release that was sent out this morning where the change of venue was spotted:
For Immediate Release
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SET FOR CROWN JEWEL
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA and STAMFORD, Conn., October 6, 2018 – "The WWE Championship match featuring AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan will take place at Crown Jewel at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday, November 2.
Additionally, Crown Jewel will also include a Universal Championship Triple Threat match featuring Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman, and the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.
General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East. Ticket availability will be announced in the coming weeks."
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