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WWE News: Crown Jewel Moved To Smaller Venue, John Cena Thanks JBL For Hair Tips, Shawn Michaels and Triple H Comment On Super Show-Down

October 6, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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– WWE sent out a press release to promote the fact that AJ Styles will defend the WWE title against Daniel Bryan at Crown Jewel on November 2 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event lists the venue as King Saud University Stadium, which holds around 25,000 people. This is a change from last month, where it was advertised for the King Fahd International Stadium, which has a capacity of over 68,000. The Greatest Royal Rumble, in April happened at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, which holds 62,000. which seats over 62,000 fans.

Here’s the press release: 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.

– In a post on social media, John Cena mocked his own hair and thanked JBL for the tips.

– Both Triple H and Shawn Michaels took to social media to reflect on Super Show-Down and the Australian fans.