WWE Stars John Cena, Daniel Bryan Not Going To Saudi Arabia Event

WWE is looking to an icon as it stages perhaps the most controversial event in pro wrestling history. More

The event gets underway with the kickoff show at 11 a.m. ET; the main card begins at noon ET.

This will mark the return of Hogan for the first time since he was exiled from the company over past racially insensitive remarks that came to light back in 2015.

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. Hogan spoke with the WWE locker room in July before an event and his comments were not widely appreciated. Despite pressure from politicians and considerable backlash from fans in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey, WWE has chose to push forward with the event - which will be the second pay-per-view staged in Saudi Arabia this year.

But despite a worldwide outcry over the killing - and question marks over the Saudi Government's involvement - the WWE has decided it's time to end the three-year exile of one of its biggest names at Friday's event in Riyadh.

This section will be updated. After some late changes, WWE Champion AJ Styles now takes on Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar battle again, with the victor taking home the vacant Universal Championship.

Shawn Michaels and Triple H (-150 favorites) vs.

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In a one-on-one match, AJ Styles will look to defend his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe.

-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship (Kickoff Show).

- Triple H does the heavy lifting as DX beats The Brothers of Destruction.

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WWE fans might be surprised with Rollins winning the World Cup, but reports have floated around stating Dean Ambrose has been spotted in Saudi Arabia, so he could be used to hinder The Kingslayer's chances of winning, causing another superstar to win the tournament.

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