In the biggest showdown of the night, Shawn Michaels made a triumphant return to a WWE ring after over eight years in retirement as he and his D-Generation X partner Triple H defeated the legendary Brothers of Destruction.
The WWE served up another massive success in Saudi Arabia on Friday as some of the sport's biggest stars thrilled and surprised a packed crowd in Riyadh at the Crown Jewel event at King Saud University Stadium.
As yet, Lesnar is still contracted to WWE despite rumours linking him to a heavyweight showdown with UFC Champion Daniel Cormier. "Roman Reigns was gonna win that match".
Dolph Ziggler defeated Kurt Angle - The Olympic gold medallist was a huge draw for WWEin front of the packed house but it was Ziggler who ended up as the victor after Kurt dominating for the most part.
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The showpiece bout featured the return of Shawn Michaels. SmackDown Live is represented by Jeff Hardy vs The Miz and Rey Mysterio vs Randy Orton. AJ Styles retained his WWE Championship by defeating Samoa Joe. In the end Lesnar ended up winning the belt after he put Braun Strowman away with 5 F5s. Roman Reigns vacated the title this month after announcing he had been in remission from leukemia for the past 11 years, but it had recently returned.
Crown Jewel will also feature a World Cup Tournament, which will feature four wrestlers from Raw and four from SmackDown Live.
While the booking decisions were baffling, the in-ring performances when given time were awesome.