United States title match added to the Crown Jewel kickoff show

The WWE has added a match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev for the United States title for the kickoff portion of Crown Jewel on Friday.

The WWE has added a match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev for the United States title for the kickoff portion of Crown Jewel on Friday.

The kickoff show will air at 11 am Eastern and will feature the panel of Jonathan Coachman, David Otunga, and Booker T.

On Thursday, the news was first reported by Ryan Satin at Pro Wrestling Sheet that Hulk Hogan will be the host of the show. Hogan will be making his first WWE appearance since 2015 when he was fired after the discovery Hogan’s racist diatribe from the sex tape he was involved in back in 2006.

Both John Cena and Daniel Bryan were officially removed from the show this week with Cena being replaced in the World Cup tournament by Bobby Lashley and Bryan replaced by Samoa Joe in the WWE title match with AJ Styles.

Here is the card for Friday’s event at King Saud University Center in Riyadh:
*The Undertaker & Kane vs. Triple H & Shawn Michaels
*Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the vacant Universal title
*AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE title
*Sheamus & Cesaro vs. New Day for the SmackDown tag titles
*Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley in the World Cup tournament
*Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler in the World Cup tournament
*Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton in the World Cup tournament
*Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz in the World Cup tournament
*Semi-finals and final of the World Cup tournament
*Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the United States title on the kickoff show

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