WWE news: Brock Lesnar to headline Saudi Arabia Crown Jewel pay-per-view for reported ‘million dollar’ deal in triple threat with Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman

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WWE have announced Brock Lesnar will headline a stunning event in Saudi Arabia.

“The Beast” was believed to have left wrestling last month in order to focus on his return to UFC in January.

Brock Lesnar has been booked to main event WWE's next Saudi Arabia bash
Brock Lesnar has been booked to main event WWE’s next Saudi Arabia bash
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However Lesnar will receive a fee of at least £760,000 to work at the company’s second blockbuster pay-per-view in the Gulf State this year, according to PW Insider.

Vince McMahon’s wrestling company confirmed the news during today’s episode of Raw.

The extravaganza, titled Crown Jewel, will take place November 2.

And it will also feature “the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament to determine the best in the world.”

Brock Lesnar made a stunning return to WWE at Hell in a Cell
Brock Lesnar made a stunning return to WWE at Hell in a Cell
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Lesnar will fight Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman for the Universal Title in the main event at Crown Jewel
Lesnar will fight Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman for the Universal Title in the main event at Crown Jewel
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The King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh will play host to WWE’s superstars after April’s Rumble spectacular in Jeddah.

And the main event for the Saudi, the second PPV in a 10-year deal, bash has already been confirmed.

Just 24 hours after his stunning comeback at Hell in a Cell, “The Beast” Lesnar will receive his Universal Title rematch.

He will battle champ Roman Reigns, who he lost the strap to at SummerSlam, and Braun Strowman in a triple threat match.


WWE have partnered with the Saudi General Sports Authority to bring you Crown Jewel.

Like the huge Rumble earlier this year, all the action from the Gulf State will be streamed live on WWE’s Network.

Lesnar, 41, made a shock appearance at UFC 226 earlier this summer and stepped back into the octagon to confront Daniel Cormier.

DC called him out after his historic first-round knockout victory over Stipe Miocic, making him the second fighter in UFC after Conor McGregor to hold two titles at the same time.

Brock Lesnar confronted UFC champ Daniel Cormier in the octagon and is expected to fight him next year
Brock Lesnar confronted UFC champ Daniel Cormier in the octagon and is expected to fight him next year
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That angry shoving match has led to huge speculation Lesnar has his sights set on a UFC return and will face the heavyweight champion and UFC light heavyweight.

The Beast has not fought in UFC since defeating Mark Hunt in July 2016 – a result that was later overturned after the victor failed a pair of drug tests by US Anti-Doping Agency and was handed a one-year ban.

But he has now been given the green light to step back in to the octagon after USADA confirmed the ex-heavyweight title holder re-entered its drug-testing pool on July 3.