UPDATE: After posts like the following started making the rounds this morning, Hulk Hogan’s image was removed from the event page on WWE.com and their mobile app. The below screenshot is from 11AM this morning. WWE hasn’t commented about Hogan’s status for Crown Jewel.
The man himself said he was headed to Saudi Arabia for WWE, and according to the events page for Crown Jewel this Friday (Nov. 2), that wasn’t another Hulk Hogan tall tale.
Continuing with the under-the-radar promotion we’ve seen for the event since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi brought even more criticism of WWE’s relationship with the Kingdom, the addition of Hogan to the show was “announced” by quietly adding him on the end of the list of “Featured Superstars” under Crown Jewel on the Tickets & Events section of WWE.com and the WWE mobile app.
There were rumors Hogan’s first WWE appearance since being fired in 2015 for making racist statements on a 2012 tape might come at April’s Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) in Saudi Arabia. Now, all signs point toward the next step in the return which began with his July Hall of Fame reinstatement happening at this week’s show in the Kingdom.
We’ll keep you posted regarding an official announcement.