There are a lot of concerns that the WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia won’t happen or will get moved but news today hit that indicates that a very shocking WWE Hall of Fame superstar will be at the event.
Hulk Hogan spoke to the Orlando Sentinel newspaper and said that he will be going to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel.
Hulk Hogan Confirms He Will Be At WWE Crown Jewel In Saudi Arabia https://t.co/Mb63qGcYsr
— PWStream (@PWStream) October 24, 2018
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This is hugely surprising since Hulk Hogan has not appeared at a WWE event in years.
The WWE fired Hogan a few years ago due to a sex tape incident. While the company did not punish him for the sex tape going live, they did come down on him when the audio was released by Gawker.
In that audio, Hulk Hogan told the wife of his friend Bubba the Love Sponge that he was frustrated with his daughter Brooke’s music career and then dropped some racial slurs about a man who was working with her.
The WWE fired Hulk Hogan for the racial slurs and also scrubbed him from the WWE website, including taking him out of the WWE Hall of Fame portion of the site.
This last year saw Hulk Hogan making positive steps to return to the WWE and the two sides have revealed there is a chance he comes back — if just in an ambassador role for the company.
“There are a lot of plans in the works. I’m looking forward to going to Saudi Arabia with the WWE, looking forward to WrestleMania — but yeah, we’re moving forward at a rapid pace,” Hogan said. “It’s exciting to have this opportunity again after all these years where I was there and gone.”
Hulk Hogan at WWE Crown Jewel
Hulk Hogan coming to Saudi Arabia for WWE Crown Jewel is a shocking announcement.
Recently, Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall have been promoting a nWo reunion in Florida — basically an autograph signing and fan meet-and-greet. The WWE even helped promote that.
— WWE (@WWE) October 17, 2018
However, having Hulk Hogan’s WWE return happen at WWE Crown Jewel is puzzling, especially considering the turmoil going on in that region of the world.
The apparent murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi after disappearing from the consulate in Turkey has caused U.S. officials to ask the WWE to move the event out of Saudi Arabia.
It is not a surprise that Hulk Hogan would be there in any other condition as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is a huge WWE fan and has been working on trying to improve the reputation of Saudi Arabia. He almost surely would want Hulk Hogan there, but will it even happen?