Crown Jewel

Some more news has been revealed before tomorrow’s Crown Jewel event.

* WWE.com has confirmed that Shinsuke Nakamura will now defend the United States Championship against Rusev on the card tomorrow afternoon.

* A majority of the talent flew out on Wednesday. The General Sports Authority in Saudi Arabia has been tweeting out videos of talent talking about Crown Jewel already.

https://twitter.com/gsaksa_en/status/1058002793913573376

https://twitter.com/gsaksa_en/status/1057997174863204352

* PWInsider reports Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels are all scheduled to have dinner with representatives this evening of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

* Hulk Hogan has officially arrived in Riyadh for tomorrow’s event. Hogan is scheduled to host Crown Jewel, something WWE has yet to announce formally.

* Renee Young was given “special travel arrangements and accommodations” to Saudi Arabia according to a report by PWInsider. As reported earlier, Young is scheduled to be part of the commentary team on Friday. It remains to be seen if Young will be shown in front of the audience or if commentary will be placed in a closed off area. As per the usual, Saudi Arabia continues to have numerous restrictions for women in the country.

* Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton were flown out to be part of the commentary team. It’s possible Saxton might be working backstage doing interviews with talent for the show as Young is expected to join Cole and Graves.