Roman Reigns has been announced as the new Team Captain for Team Hogan at WWE Crown Jewel.
As noted, WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins was pulled from the big ten-man Team Hogan vs. Team Flair match due to his Falls Count Anywhere title defense against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt that same night. WWE announced on tonight's SmackDown that Reigns will be the new Team Captain.
Team Hogan currently includes Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali and Gable. Team Flair currently has Randy Orton, King Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The final member of Team Flair will be revealed in the next week or so.
Speaking of The Fiend vs. Rollins, it's been announced that their Falls Count Anywhere match cannot be stopped for any reason.
WWE Crown Jewel 2019 will take place on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event will air live on the WWE Network at 1pm ET, with the Kickoff pre-show starting at 12pm ET.
Below is the current announced Crown Jewel card. Stay tuned for updates on the big event.
WWE Title Match
Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Universal Title
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins (c)
Match cannot be stopped for any reason.
World Cup Tag Team Turmoil Match
RAW Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival vs. The New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins vs. The OC vs. The B Team
Winners will be crowned World Cup winners and the Greatest Tag Team In the World.
Team Hogan vs. Team Flair: 5-on-5 Match
Captain Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali, Shorty Gable vs. Captain Randy Orton, King Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and 1 other TBA
WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be present as the coaches.
Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury
Cesaro vs. Mansoor Al-Shehail