WWE's "Crown Jewel" PPV Will Take Place In Saudi Arabia, Despite Resistance

Despite resistance coming from the conservative thinkers throughout the Saudi Kingdom, the WWE will honor its ten-year settlement with the Royal Family by bringing its “Crown Jewel” PPV occasion to Riyadh, it has confirmed.

The WWE was dealing with resistance from the worldwide group, primarily based across the doubtful homicide  Jamal Khashoggi, within the nation’s Turkish consulate. An inside investigation wages on. The wrestling promotion appears prepared to incur the derisive price that comes with their resolution. The WWE has operated within the Middle East for the previous 20 years, they didn’t fail to say that of their affirmation assertion:

The “Crown Jewel” PPV will air on November 2nd. Braun Stroman is anticipated to problem Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship vacated by Roman Reigns.

WWE Announces New Title Match After Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Diagnosis

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns opened final evening’s episode Monday Night Raw by asserting that his 11-year lengthy battle with Leukemia just isn’t over but. In one the heaviest moments in Raw’s 25-year historical past, Reigns defined that the most cancers had returned and he would due to this fact be stepping away from the WWE ring and relinquishing his Universal title.

Reigns had been scheduled to defend his Universal title in a Triple Threat Match in opposition to Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman on the upcoming, and controversial, Crown Jewel PPV in Saudi Arabia. Following Reigns’ announcement on Monday Night Raw, WWE revealed that Brock and Braun would now be going one-on-one for the vacant belt on November 2nd.

“The Beast Incarnate” and “The Monster Among Men” have solely squared f in singles competitors as soon as earlier than, when then Universal champion Lesnar defeated Strowman on the 2017 No Mercy PPV. 

According to a brand new report from The Wrap, WWE ficials will make an ficial determination on Wednesday concerning whether or not or to not host the occasion in Saudi Arabia, after Turkish ficials launch the outcomes their investigation into Khashoggi’s demise.

New WWE 2K19 Gameplay Trailer Revealed

WWE 2K19 has already revealed that nearly 200 WWE superstars will be available as playable characters in the upcoming game, including NXT stars like Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream, as well as legends like “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Rock and Vader. Today, WWE 2K19 has unleashed the newest trailer which showcases a handful  those stars, as well as what appears to be several new game modes and matches.

The 2K19 standard edition, featuring WWE champion AJ Styles on the cover, will release on all platforms on October 9. WWE icon “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair will also be honored as part the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game with a specially branded “Wooooo! Edition.” Fans who upgrade to Flair’s “Woooo! Edition” will receive Early Access and play on October 5th, four days before the game actually drops.

Check out the latest trailer in the video embedded below, followed by a list all the characters that have been unveiled thus far.

  1. Alundra Blayze
  2. Andre The Giant
  3. Bam Bam Bigelow
  4. Batista
  5. Beth Phoenix
  6. Big Boss Man
  7. Booker T
  8. Bret “Hitman” Hart
  9. British Bulldog
  10. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
  11. Chris Jericho
  12. Christian
  13. Diamond Dallas Page
  14. Diesel
  15. Dusty Rhodes
  16. Eddie Guerrero
  17. Edge
  18. Goldberg
  19. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine
  20. Ivory
  21. Jacqueline
  22. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
  23. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
  24. Kane
  25. Kevin Nash
  26. Kurt Angle
  27. Lex Luger
  28. Lita
  29. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
  30. Mr. McMahon
  31. Mr. Perfect
  32. Papa Shango
  33. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
  34. Razor Ramon
  35. Rey Mysterio
  36. Ric Flair
  37. Rick “The Model” Martel
  38. Ricky Morton
  39. Ricky Steamboat
  40. Rikishi
  41. Robert Gibson
  42. Roddy Piper
  43. Scott Hall
  44. Shawn Michaels
  45. Stephanie McMahon
  46. Sting
  47. Stone Cold Steve Austin
  48. Sycho Sid
  49. Tatanka
  50. Ted DiBiase
  51. The Godfather
  52. The Rock
  53. Trish Stratus
  54. Ultimate Warrior
  55. Undertaker (Big Evil)
  56. Undertaker (Dead Man)
  57. Vader
  58. Cedric Alexander
  59. Mustafa Ali
  60. Andrade “Cien” Almas
  61. Karl Anderson
  62. Asuka
  63. Brie Bella
  64. Nikki Bella
  65. Shelton Benjamin
  66. Sin Cara
  67. Carmella
  68. John Cena
  69. Cesaro
  70. Charlotte
  71. Epico Colon
  72. Primo Colon
  73. Killian Dain
  74. Ariya Daivari
  75. Noam Dar
  76. Sonya Deville
  77. Tye Dillinger
  78. Lince Dorado
  79. Big E
  80. Aiden English
  81. Jack Gallagher
  82. Luke Gallows
  83. Drew Gulak
  84. Jeff Hardy
  85. Harper
  86. Hideo Itami
  87. Chris Jericho
  88. Samoa Joe
  89. Kalisto
  90. Kane
  91. Billie Kay
  92. Ki Kingston
  93. Becky Lynch
  94. Maryse
  95. Shane McMahon
  96. Gran Metalik
  97. The Miz
  98. Shinsuke Nakamura
  99. Naomi
  100. Tony Nese
  101. Randy Orton
  102. Paige
  103. Rowan
  104. Mandy Rose
  105. Peyton Royce
  106. Zack Ryder
  107. Sheamus
  108. Tamina
  109. TJP
  110. Akira Tozawa
  111. R-Truth
  112. Jey Uso
  113. Jimmy Uso
  114. Zelina Vega
  115. Alexander Wolfe
  116. Xavier Woods
  117. Eric Young
  118. Akam
  119. Dean Ambrose
  120. Curtis Axel
  121. Finn Balor
  122. Sasha Banks
  123. Shayna Baszler
  124. Tyler Bate
  125. Bayley
  126. Aleister Black
  127. Bianca Belair
  128. Alexa Bliss
  129. Tyler Breeze
  130. Dana Brooke
  131. Daniel Bryan
  132. Adam Cole
  133. Baron Corbin
  134. Apollo Crews
  135. Bo Dallas
  136. Angelo Dawkins
  137. Scott Dawson
  138. Otis Dozovic
  139. Velveteen Dream
  140. Pete Dunne
  141. Elias
  142. Fandango
  143. Bobby Fish
  144. Montez Ford
  145. Alicia Fox
  146. Johnny Gargano
  147. Chad Gable
  148. Goldust
  149. Triple H
  150. Woken Matt Hardy
  151. Curt Hawkins
  152. Mickie James
  153. Nia Jax
  154. Jason Jordan
  155. No Way Jose
  156. Konner
  157. Tucker Knight
  158. Lana
  159. Sarah Logan
  160. Oney Lorcan
  161. Brock Lesnar
  162. Jinder Mahal
  163. Drew McIntyre
  164. Nick Miller
  165. Ember Moon
  166. Liv Morgan
  167. Natalya
  168. Kassius Ohno
  169. Titus O’Neil
  170. Kyle O’Reilly
  171. Kevin Owens
  172. Mojo Rawley
  173. Rezar
  174. Rhyno
  175. Roman Reigns
  176. Ruby Riott
  177. Seth Rollins
  178. Bobby Roode
  179. Ronda Rousey
  180. Rusev
  181. Kairi Sane
  182. Big Show
  183. Heath Slater
  184. Roderick Strong
  185. Braun Strowman
  186. AJ Styles
  187. Lars Sullivan
  188. Shane Thorne
  189. The Undertaker
  190. Viktor
  191. Dash Wilder
  192. Bray Wyatt
  193. Sami Zayn
  194. Dolph Ziggler

WWE 2K19 Full Roster Of Playable Characters Revealed

2K Sports recently revealed another batch WWE legends that will be featured in the upcoming WWE 2K19 video, bringing the total roster to almost 200 playable characters. According to Gamespot, it’s one the largest rosters for the series to date.

Among the former superstars that will be available: Mr Perfect, Ted DiBiase, Bret “Hitman” Hart, Eddie Guerrero, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lex Luger, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker and Vader. 

WWE 2K19 standard edition will release on all platforms on October 9. WWE icon “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair will also be honored as part the upcoming WWE 2K19 video game with a specially branded “Wooooo! Edition.” Fans who upgrade to Flair’s “Woooo! Edition” will receive Early Access and play on October 5th, four days before the game actually drops.

Check out the full list characters below (H/T Cageside Seats):

  1. Alundra Blayze
  2. Andre The Giant
  3. Bam Bam Bigelow
  4. Batista
  5. Beth Phoenix
  6. Big Boss Man
  7. Booker T
  8. Bret “Hitman” Hart
  9. British Bulldog
  10. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake
  11. Chris Jericho
  12. Christian
  13. Diamond Dallas Page
  14. Diesel
  15. Dusty Rhodes
  16. Eddie Guerrero
  17. Edge
  18. Goldberg
  19. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine
  20. Ivory
  21. Jacqueline
  22. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
  23. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
  24. Kane
  25. Kevin Nash
  26. Kurt Angle
  27. Lex Luger
  28. Lita
  29. “Macho Man” Randy Savage
  30. Mr. McMahon
  31. Mr. Perfect
  32. Papa Shango
  33. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
  34. Razor Ramon
  35. Rey Mysterio
  36. Ric Flair
  37. Rick “The Model” Martel
  38. Ricky Morton
  39. Ricky Steamboat
  40. Rikishi
  41. Robert Gibson
  42. Roddy Piper
  43. Scott Hall
  44. Shawn Michaels
  45. Stephanie McMahon
  46. Sting
  47. Stone Cold Steve Austin
  48. Sycho Sid
  49. Tatanka
  50. Ted DiBiase
  51. The Godfather
  52. The Rock
  53. Trish Stratus
  54. Ultimate Warrior
  55. Undertaker (Big Evil)
  56. Undertaker (Dead Man)
  57. Vader
  58. Cedric Alexander
  59. Mustafa Ali
  60. Andrade “Cien” Almas
  61. Karl Anderson
  62. Asuka
  63. Brie Bella
  64. Nikki Bella
  65. Shelton Benjamin
  66. Sin Cara
  67. Carmella
  68. John Cena
  69. Cesaro
  70. Charlotte
  71. Epico Colon
  72. Primo Colon
  73. Killian Dain
  74. Ariya Daivari
  75. Noam Dar
  76. Sonya Deville
  77. Tye Dillinger
  78. Lince Dorado
  79. Big E
  80. Aiden English
  81. Jack Gallagher
  82. Luke Gallows
  83. Drew Gulak
  84. Jeff Hardy
  85. Harper
  86. Hideo Itami
  87. Chris Jericho
  88. Samoa Joe
  89. Kalisto
  90. Kane
  91. Billie Kay
  92. Ki Kingston
  93. Becky Lynch
  94. Maryse
  95. Shane McMahon
  96. Gran Metalik
  97. The Miz
  98. Shinsuke Nakamura
  99. Naomi
  100. Tony Nese
  101. Randy Orton
  102. Paige
  103. Rowan
  104. Mandy Rose
  105. Peyton Royce
  106. Zack Ryder
  107. Sheamus
  108. Tamina
  109. TJP
  110. Akira Tozawa
  111. R-Truth
  112. Jey Uso
  113. Jimmy Uso
  114. Zelina Vega
  115. Alexander Wolfe
  116. Xavier Woods
  117. Eric Young
  118. Akam
  119. Dean Ambrose
  120. Curtis Axel
  121. Finn Balor
  122. Sasha Banks
  123. Shayna Baszler
  124. Tyler Bate
  125. Bayley
  126. Aleister Black
  127. Bianca Belair
  128. Alexa Bliss
  129. Tyler Breeze
  130. Dana Brooke
  131. Daniel Bryan
  132. Adam Cole
  133. Baron Corbin
  134. Apollo Crews
  135. Bo Dallas
  136. Angelo Dawkins
  137. Scott Dawson
  138. Otis Dozovic
  139. Velveteen Dream
  140. Pete Dunne
  141. Elias
  142. Fandango
  143. Bobby Fish
  144. Montez Ford
  145. Alicia Fox
  146. Johnny Gargano
  147. Chad Gable
  148. Goldust
  149. Triple H
  150. Woken Matt Hardy
  151. Curt Hawkins
  152. Mickie James
  153. Nia Jax
  154. Jason Jordan
  155. No Way Jose
  156. Konner
  157. Tucker Knight
  158. Lana
  159. Sarah Logan
  160. Oney Lorcan
  161. Brock Lesnar
  162. Jinder Mahal
  163. Drew McIntyre
  164. Nick Miller
  165. Ember Moon
  166. Liv Morgan
  167. Natalya
  168. Kassius Ohno
  169. Titus O’Neil
  170. Kyle O’Reilly
  171. Kevin Owens
  172. Mojo Rawley
  173. Rezar
  174. Rhyno
  175. Roman Reigns
  176. Ruby Riott
  177. Seth Rollins
  178. Bobby Roode
  179. Ronda Rousey
  180. Rusev
  181. Kairi Sane
  182. Big Show
  183. Heath Slater
  184. Roderick Strong
  185. Braun Strowman
  186. AJ Styles
  187. Lars Sullivan
  188. Shane Thorne
  189. The Undertaker
  190. Viktor
  191. Dash Wilder
  192. Bray Wyatt
  193. Sami Zayn
  194. Dolph Ziggler

WWE SummerSlam: Ronda Rousey's Road To Title Shot Vs. Alexa Bliss

WWE’s second biggest pay-per-view event the year, SummerSlam, is set to kick f tonight, August 19, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn featuring a card with more than 13 matches that is expected to run for over five hours. Needless to say, there are a lot highly anticipated matches in store, but no match has more mainstream crossover than Ronda Rousey’s SummerSlam debut.

Sure, you could argue Brock Lesnar’s match against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship will have equal mainstream appeal, though it’s Rousey’s chance to claim her first WWE Raw Women’s championship that takes precedence. Having only been in the WWE for seven months, Rousey has already proven that she’s on the fast track to the top the women’s division and tonight could mark a monumental moment in what figures to be a lengthy run with the WWE.

Ahead her title match tonight against Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, we take a look back at Rousey’s timeline with the WWE from her Royal Rumble debut up until now.

Royal Rumble 2018, January, 28

The UFC Hall Famer made her debut at the Royal Rumble on January 28, following the first ever women’s Royal Rumble. Befor the Rumble winner, Asuka, could make her decision for which title she wanted to challenge for at Wrestlemania 34, she was interrupted by “The Baddest Woman on the Planet,” ficially confirming she had signed full-time with WWE.  

Wrestlemania 34, April 8

Rousey’s first feud as an ficial member the WWE roster didn’t come until months after her debut at the Royal Rumble, when she squared f against none other than Stephanie McMahon and her husband, Triple H.

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle teamed with Rousey at Wrestlemania 34 for a mixed tag-team match against the authority. Of course, the former UFC champ and the Olympic gold medalist walked out New Orleans on top.

Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax Challenges Rousey, May 14 

Having secured a victory in her first WWE match at Wrestlemania, Rousey shifted her focus towards a singles run – and she didn’t have to wait long before earning a title shot.

During a joint E! News interview at the NBCUniversal Upfronts in May, then-Raw Women’s champion Nia Jax challenged Rousey to a match at June’s “Money In The Bank” pay-per-view. Naturally, Rousey obliged, setting the stage for yet another high-prile bout at one WWE’s biggest PPV events.

Money In The Bank, June 17

Things didn’t go quite as planned for Rousey when she locked horns with “The Irresistible Force,” Nia Jax, at the Money In The Bank PPV.

While she looked solid in the ring, both on the fensive and when taking bumps, her attempt at winning gold came up short when an opportunistic Alexa Bliss cashed in her “Money In The Bank” briefcase that she won earlier in the night. The briefcase contains a contract that guarantees the winner a match for a world championship at any time within the next year. Bliss merely waited hours before pouncing on the opportunity. 

As Rousey applied her patented armbar on Jax, Bliss unexpectedly appeared in the ring and used her briefcase to neutralize the UFC Hall Famer. Once Rousey was out the way, she ficially cashed in her contract and regained the WWE Raw Women’s championship.

Monday Night Raw after Money In The Bank, June 18

One night after the timely cash-in, Rousey proved why she’s “The Baddest Woman on the Planet” by brutalizing Bliss with the Money in the Bank briefcase and powerbombing her through a table.

Rousey even took out some her frustration on Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, which resulted in a 30-day suspension. 

Extreme Rules, July 2

Despite her 30-day suspension, Rousey was front and center in the crowd at the Extreme Rules PPV in July, as Nia Jax got her rematch against Alexa Bliss, who won the Raw Women’s championship at Money In The Bank just weeks earlier. 

During the title match, Rousey hopped over the barricade and attacked Bliss’ partner in crime, Mickie James, before going after the champion. However, Bliss slipped through Rousey’s grasp once again, and escaped with her title in-hand.

Monday Night Raw, July 16

Just days before she was ficially eligible to return from suspension, Rousey unexpectedly appeared at the July 16th episode Raw to attack Bliss and her sidekick, Mickie James. Although Rousey got closer to snapping Bliss’ arm this time, she still was unable to inflict any damage on her hated foe.

As a result, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle added another week to her suspension. However, he added a stipulation that she’d be granted a title shot against Bliss at SummerSlam if she obliged.

Monday Night Raw, July 30

Upon Rousey’s return from suspension on July 30, she accompanied her pal Natalya to the ring for a match against Alicia Fox, who utlimately came out on top thanks to some help from Alexa Bliss.

After the match, Rousey hit Fox with her signature move and once again gave chase to Bliss – but Fox recovered in time to make the save. The heels retreated with their hands raised as Rousey fumed in the ring.

Rousey’s First Match on Monday Night Raw, August 6

As a result the events that unfolded the week before, Ronda Rousey was given a match against Alicia Fox, which marked her first ever match on Monday Night Raw. Despite several distractions from Bliss, Rousey put a beatdown on Fox and ultimately got her to tap out to the arm bar.

A feeble attempt to blindside Rousey after the match didn’t turn out as planned for the Raw Women’s champ.

SummerSlam 2018, August 19

After months cat-and-mouse, Rousey will finally get a chance to step in the ring with Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam tonight. The event, taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will air on the WWE Network and is scheduled to get underway at 7pm ET. 

Will Rousey ragdoll Bliss en route to her first ever Raw Women’s championship? Or will the reigning champ find a way to escape with her title yet again?

Nick Diaz Calls Out "Dick Chest" Brock Lesnar

Moments after Daniel Cormier defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 to become the UFC Heavyweight champion, current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar hopped in the octagon to confront the two-division champ. Lesnar, who remains suspended for a failed drug test, still has some hurdles to leap before he can challenge Cormier, and he’s not the only one looking for a shot at one DC’s belts.

In addition to Miocic and veteran middleweight Yoel Romero, Nick Diaz is also looking to get his hands on the belt, and he took some jabs at Brock Lesnar while stating his case. In a recent instagram post, Diaz explained why Dana White should give him a title fight against Cormier instead “dick chest Brock Lesnar’s cheating ass.”

The full post reads:

“Sick this all this “baddest man on the planet” bs. I’ll fight for any title at Any weight. @Ufcwants to make bs wwf fights with guys that fight like shit and put on an act.@dc_mma would look way worse than I do in this pic if he fought Anderson the way I did but instead he decided to wrestle fuck him for five rounds in front his whole life And still almost got finished f in the last round with Silva only having two or three weeks notice@danawhite should give me this fight instead dick chest Brock Lesnars cheating ass #dontbescaredhomienothing personal I love Dc but I don’t like what he does-constantly embarrassed for him and the sport
I started doing MMA because it’s not WWF and I’ve never put on A bs act in my life I’m sure fans would like to see a real fight @nick_diaz_academy”

Diaz just recently became eligible to fight in the UFC again after serving a one-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for missing three out–competition drug tests within a 12-month span. He has not fought in the UFC since losing to Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015. That result was later ruled a no-contest because Silva tested positive for PEDs and Diaz tested positive for marijuana.

Brock Lesnar Challenges New UFC Heavyweight Champ Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier joined select company last night when he jumped divisions to challenge UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic. Cormier’s first round KO made him the first competitor to hold the Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight straps simultaneously. The clincher was a right elbow coming out a clinch, resulting in the big fellow dropping to the ground. Cormier proceeded to fire shots while his opponents lay defenceless, forcing the referee to call the fight right there and then with 27 seconds remaining on the clock.

Cormier’s weight jump was only the 3rd “Superfight” in UFC history, the first two were fights that shifted the MMA landscape dramatically: GSP vs BJ Penn in 2009, and Conor McGregor’s most recent fight in the sport. After getting his hand raised, Cormier played host to a ringside Brock Lesnar who decided to crash the festivities, in an apparent hype-job for a future tilt. “Push me now, and you’re going to sleep later,” Cormier yelled at Lesnar while the two locked antlers. “Your days are in the past. In the stone age.” Brock Lesnar, considered one the biggest PPV draws in history, is expected to return to MMA later this year. Lesnar is currently contracted with the WWE, but his contract runs out in August.

In the Co-Main Event at UFC 226 Heavyweight Derrick Lewis continued his progression up the Heavyweight ranks with a decision victory over Francis NGannou. If Cormier were unwilling to rest until Lesnar is made available, Lewis would happily step right in. Before the event, Lewis told Cormier he was bound to “knock him out.” Bear in mind, Cormier still has Light Heavyweights knocking at the door for their shot as well. Many options lie ahead.

Top WWE Wrestlers Yearly Income Revealed To Be In The Millions

We all know pressional athletes make a ton money, and WWE wrestlers are no different. The top stars in the entertainment-fueled wrestling competition are raking in the bucks by the millions. While the female stars are only making a fraction what the men are earning, the numbers are still astounding to see. The list was compiled by Mirror. 

The two leading men are no surprise to anyone. Brock Lesnar takes the top spot with $12 million a year in earnings, followed by John Cena who earns $8.5 million. Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles round out the top five spots with $5 million, $4.5 million, and $3.5 million, respectively. The top 16 spots all earn at least $1 million, while over in the female’s corner, Rondo Rousey is the only woman to make over $1 million, earning $1.5 million. After her, Charlotte Flair and Nikki Bella round out the top three spots with $550,000 and $350,000, respectively. Check out both the male and female WWE top earners lists below. 

1. Brock Lesnar $12 million
2. John Cena $8.5 million
3. Roman Reigns $5 million
4. Randy Orton $4.5 million
5. AJ Styles $3.5 million
6. Seth Rollins $3 million
7. The Miz $2.5 million
8. Triple H $2.5 million
9. Undertaker $2.5 million
10. Dean Ambrose $2 million
11. Kevin Owens $2 million
12. Dolph Ziggler $1.5 million
13. Sheamus $1 million
14. Jeff Hardy $1 million
15. Bray Wyatt $1 million
16. Finn Balor $1 million
17. Jinder Mahal $900,000
18. Kane $900,000
19. Big Show $850,000
20. Samoa Joe $800,000

1. Ronda Rousey $1.5million
2. Charlotte Flair $550,000
3. Nikki Bella $350,000
4. Alexa Bliss $350,000
5. Mickie James $300,000
6. Brie Bella $300,000
7. Natalya $300,000
8. Asuka $250,000
9. Becky Lynch $250,000
10. Dana Brooke $200,000
11. Bayley $200,000
12. Lana $200,000
13. Naomi $180,000
14. Carmella $120,000
15. Nia Jax 100,000
16. Sonya Deville $100,000
17. Mandy Rose $80,000
18. Rubby Riott $80,000
19. Sarah Logan $80,000
20. Tamina $80,000