In a statement to HuffPost, WWE declined to discuss the specific reasons for the absence of Cena and Bryan, saying only that "we maintain an open line of communication with our performers and will address each situation accordingly".
After weeks of controversy over the event, last-minute card changes and big announcements, Crown Jewel has arrived. Eight of the eleven clashes are confirmed for the event with both the world titles and SmackDown Live tag team titles up for grabs. A triple threat between the three was initially announced for the show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but was scrapped on October 22 when Reigns relinquished the championship after learning he had been diagnosed with leukemia. A night later, on Smackdown, Bryan lost his match to AJ Styles and his place was taken by Samoa Joe in the title match.
Seth Rollins will face Bobby Lashley in the first round while Kurt Angle will be up against Dolph Ziggler in the other match from RAW. There will be a one-hour Kickoff Show beginning on Friday morning at 10CT/11ET. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles. Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio are two of the most popular stars in Saudi Arabia, evident from their Greatest Royal Rumble 2018 appearance earlier this year.
Triple H made an official announcement of the match on the first RAW after the WWE Super Show-Down.
WWE Crown Jewel will start at 9:30 PM IST.
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- Shinsuke Nakamura holds onto the WWE United States championship against Rusev.
Hogan told the Orlando Sentinel how keen he was to join the WWE in Saudi Arabia.
Sporting News will provide live bell-to-bell coverage of WWE Crown Jewel on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
The live streaming of WWE Crown Jewel will be available on Sony Liv app and WWE app.