As expected, WWE capitalized on the recent appearances of UFC legend turned luchador Cain Velasquez and boxing’s lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury by announcing marquee singles matches and WWE debuts for both men at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 31.
— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2019
By way of a press conference at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas before Friday night’s Smackdown on Fox, WWE announced that Tyson Fury will continue his feud from last week’s Smackdown and Monday’s Raw by going one-on-one with the Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman. Via WWE.com:
The world is about to find out if Braun Strowman will experience the full fury or if Tyson Fury will Get These Hands when the Superstar battles the boxer at WWE Crown Jewel.
Following a highly publicized confrontation with Strowman on the FOX premiere of Friday Night SmackDown, the always unpredictable Fury was offered an open mic during an appearance on Monday Night Raw. However, Fury’s demands for an apology quickly led to fighting words with The Monster Among Men and then to an actual fight in which Strowman and the undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion battled their way through a sea of security guards and Superstars to trade fists.
Similarly, Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar will renew their UFC rivalry in a battle for the honor of Rey Mysterio’s son Dominick, who is always having people have matches over him, on the 31st in Riyadh. Via dot com:
Lesnar’s attack on Mysterio and his son has made the coming contest extremely personal for Velasquez, who has pledged to make his opponent relive the nightmare of their past showdown. Each and every time The Beast has looked in the mirror for the past nine years, he’s had to see the scar that Velasquez gave him when Velasquez defeated him for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The return bout is an opportunity for Lesnar to finally right that wrong.
Don’t miss when Lesnar once again faces off against Velasquez when WWE Crown Jewel emanates from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, streaming live on WWE Network on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. AST/1 p.m. ET.
The show is also set to feature a team representing Ric Flair going up against a team representing Hulk Hogan.