During the recent Monday Night Raw show, general manager Baron Corbin kicked off the show to promote the fight between Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship at Crown Jewel. During the segment, the protagonists of that fight intervened, ending with Lesnar’s attack on Strowman.
The segment began with Baron Corbin promoting the fight for the Universal Championship that left Roman Reigns vacant in the previous program due to leukemia. Later Lesnar along with Paul Heyman intervened to make it clear that The Beast would win the fight and regain its championship. To be interrupted by Braun Strowman.
The segment culminated with three Running Powerslam from Strowman for Baron Corbin and one F5 from Lesnar for The Monster Among Men. In the end, Brock Lesnar posed with the Championship and proceeded to retire before a Strowman that lay on the canvas recovering from the F5 applied by the first.
– Bobby Lashley will replace John Cena in the WWE World Cup for Crown Jewel
During the Show, general manager Baron Corbin announced behind the scenes to Bobby Lashley that he will replace John Cena in the WWE World Cup for Crown Jewel. This would confirm the rumors that Cena was not going to be presented at the event that will be held in Saudi Arabia.
After the match between Bobby Lashley and Finn Balor, Lashley met Baron Corbin behind the scenes. During the conversation, Corbin told him that he would replace John Cena in the WWE World Cup due to his good presentation in the program defeating Balor. Confirming the rumors that placed Cena outside the event.
— WWE (@WWE) October 30, 2018
It should be remembered that the absence of John Cena at the event was rumored for days, due to all the controversy in which the Arab country was involved, a situation that could endanger his film career. Given this information, it was also played with the possibility of the absence of Daniel Bryan, although there is no information confirmed until now.
WWE Crown Jewel will be held on November 2 at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After multiple controversies surrounding the event due to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi consulate in Turkey, it will be celebrated. The World Cup will be held during the event, having big names of the company among its participants.