Daniel Bryan will not be traveling to Saudi Arabia for the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel event.
As the WWE Crown Jewel is going to held in Saudi Arabia on Friday 2nd of November — but that might be the worst wording to use that John Cena, 16-time world heavyweight champion and Daniel Bryan — 2 huge names promoted to be taking part in important matches on the card won’t be there.
In a statement to HuffPost, the reason they are not going to make the trip to Saudi Arabia is the murder of Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.
Both John Cena and Daniel Bryan are reportedly refusing to work Crown Jewel…https://t.co/GPLJDcY06Z
— WrestleTalk (@WrestleTalk_TV) October 22, 2018
But apparently, Rusev’s name has been mentioned by the company as a possible challenger for Styles at Crown Jewel. In tonight’s episode of Smackdown that takes place inside the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. It has been confirmed that Bryan will take on Styles.
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Although WWE signed a 10-year agreement with Saudi Arabia earlier this year which worth somewhere between $450 million and $500 million, which ultimately seems the things not going in company’s favor.
The relationship with Saudi Arabia and WWE superstars are always controversial due to the Kingdom’s human rights record, the fact Saudi law prohibited women from working in any kind of shows and that’s why they are not going to host women’s division matches in their 10-year contract with WWE.