WWE brought Hulk Hogan back as quietly as possible

03 November, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • WWE Smackdown Live

It was a odd road to get to the confirmation of Hogan's return on Wednesday.

It remains to be seen if Hogan's return was a one-off, but his impressive popularity in Saudi Arabia will no doubt convince WWE to continue to use him on camera in the future.

Hogan stormed the ring at the "Crown Jewel" pay-per-view event in Riyadh on Friday wearing his signature bandana and a Hulkamania shirt - with his red and yellow boa.

While the exact financials of the deal are not known, it's been reported that WWE is expected to make between $20 million and $40 million for the two shows in Saudi Arabia this year, including the Greatest Royal Rumble.

WWE's top star John Cena and wrestling legend Daniel Bryan have been removed from the show for unspecified reasons, but rumours suggest they refused to be part of it.

And so, on Friday 2 November, the event went ahead as planned.

Check out Hogan's big return, in which he said basically nothing of outcome, below. Therefore, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar will lock horns for the vacant title at the WWE Crown Jewel.

So that one made little sense.

With Crown Jewel now just hours away, the final betting odds for the show have been released, revealing who will win the title matches on the main show, as well as the D-Generation X vs The Brothers of Destruction, and the eventual victor of the World Cup tournament. No, for valiant Smackdown General Manager and part-time wrestler Shane McMahon stepped in and. won the final of a tournament that he wasn't previously in and is thus now "the best in the world".

The event is surrounded by controversy after the WWE made a decision 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.

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