News On WWE Having Hulk Hogan Make Return At Crown Jewel PPV

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

Hogan hasn't made a WWE appearance since 2015 after his own contentious exit from the scene.

WWE signed a 10-year deal with Saudi Arabia's General Sport Authority to hold the event there, being paid by a government that has a history of human rights violations.

Having his return be in Saudi Arabia was a much softer landing spot than doing so in the USA, where there is a greater chance Hogan would be booed.

Unclear if the plan was to make Hulk a part of "Crown Jewel" all along - or if he was a last-minute Plan B after John Cena and Daniel Bryan refused to participate over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"So, whatcha gonna do when the power of Hulkamania and the "Crown Jewel" run wild on you, brother?!"

Hulk Hogan is back - the wrestling star has returned to the WWE ring for the first time since his n-word scandal. and it all went down in Saudi Arabia.

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WWE Crown Jewel will take place at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. That process will have to begin soon, so many expected him to lose at Crown Jewel so he could leave and prepare for his return to the octagon. However, the call by WWE officials was to have the decision made to quietly list Hogan's name on the WWE website.

Women's wrestlers could not perform at the shows because of local law, though Renee Young was a member of the broadcast team and the Ronda Rousey-Becky Lynch match at SummerSlam was mentioned.

The event is surrounded by controversy after the WWE chose to go forward with it despite an American resident and Washington Post journalist being murdered earlier this month at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey.

WWE fans might be surprised with Rollins winning the World Cup, but reports have floated around stating Dean Ambrose has been spotted in Saudi Arabia, so he could be used to hinder The Kingslayer's chances of winning, causing another superstar to win the tournament.

The financials are murky but WWE is expected to make between $20 million and $40 million U.S. per event from two Saudi Arabian shows this year under a 10-year deal.

Check out Hogan's big return, in which he said basically nothing of effect, below.

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