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Hulk Hogan will reportedly host Crown Jewel for WWE

The twisting, turning saga of Hulk Hogan and Crown Jewel continues.

After quietly adding the recently reinstated Hall of Famer to the event page for Fri., Nov. 2’s pay-per-view (PPV) event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, then removing him when several websites noticed he was listed as a “Featured Superstar”, WWE has now confirmed to Pro Wrestling Sheet that Hogan will serve as the host for Crown Jewel.

The move will increase the controversy surrounding the event, but also keep a separate show from being subject to criticism as the first live WWE appearance for Hogan since he was fired when racist statements made on a sex tape at the center of his lawsuit against Gawker were made public in 2015.

Crown Jewel airs on WWE Network Friday at noon Eastern.

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