It was also revealed on Monday who would face who in the quarter-final rounds, with The Miz and Jeff Hardy squaring off and Rey Mysterio going up against an old foe in Randy Orton.
Hogan has been quietly added to the Crown Jewel events page on WWE.com so that confirms that he will have some sort of role on the show. WWE has faced wide condemnation for not cancelling the event, including pressure from multiple U.S. senators. AJ was originally scheduled for Crown Jewel but Bryan is not going to the Kingdom, presumably due to the controversy surrounding WWE's relationship with the Saudis following the state-sponsored death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
While the company said in a statement that it had been a "very hard decision", it pointed to a 20-year relationship with fans in the region.
Should that happen, the WWE will have to replace two stars, not just one, thanks to its controversial decision to stick it out in Saudi Arabia.
Despite describing the incident as a heinous crime, the organisation announced that: "Similar to other US-based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has chose to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event". Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled.
Samoa Joe attacked A.J. Styles and Bryan after Tuesday's match. "And I also want to say once again, thank all of you for allowing me to be part of something so special", he had said. "What an honor and a privilege it is to be allowed to be a part of an event like today". Nearly everything on it clicked - from the obligatory in-ring revolving door opener, to the all-star main event - and it set the brand off to "the global pay-per-view event known as Crown Jewel" (h/t: Tom Phillips) in effective fashion, with every major programme enhanced on the controversial road to Riyadh.
Sayoc will eventually be prosecuted in Manhattan and could be sentenced to a maximum of almost 50 years in prison if convicted. The latest package was intercepted at an Atlanta post office, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a post on Twitter .
Facebook has launched a new searchable database for buyers of political ads in the United States, Reuters reports. The social media network showed that $256.4 million (R3.6bn) was spent on political ads since May.
Members of the New Zealand Defence Force performed a haka, a traditional dance, and a 21-gun salute rang out to mark the occasion. Also among the crowd was Jan Richardson who opted for a more direct approach when asking the duke and duchess for a picture.
Companies and official bodies of the two nations signed more than 50 agreements to cooperate on projects in third countries. The two sides also signed a currency swap agreement of up to 3.4 trillion yen ($30.29 billion), effective until 2021.
Amazon.com, Inc. ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) shares have taken a slight hit after the company's third-quarter earnings release. The online retailer reported quarterly profit of $5,75 per share above the consensus estimate of $3.14 a share.
They were four outsaway when the Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr . hit a home run against closerKenley Jansen for a 1-1 tie. Moreland's blast traveled 437 feet, only two shy of Puig's big blow, and pulled the Red Sox within one.
We felt the value was there. we got the value we thought was fair, and that was the most important thing", Elway said. Thomas will likely be a one-season rental, as his contract has an opt-out clause at the end of the 2018 season. ".
Verstappen was rather less excited. "The whole qualifying was c**p", said the 21-year-old. Yesterday we really were struggling.
Meghan Markle Stunned As She Spots An Old Friend In The Crowd
The pair used to follow each other on social media, and have had conversations in which Meghan encouraged Sergel to be herself. When Meghan saw it, her mouth fell open and she was heard saying "Ooh my God" before rushing over to give her a big hug.
Person arrested over USA mail-bombings
Twelve packages have been sent to figures such as former president Barack Obama and actor Robert de Niro in recent days. The first package was detected on Monday at the NY home of billionaire philanthropist and Democrat donor George Soros.