Since last week Bryan’s status for the event in Saudi Arabia Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports reports.
Due to the ongoing situation involving the Saudi government covering up the death of an American citizen, a few WWE talent have expressed uneasiness performing in the country. As we saw last night John Cena, who requested to be taken off the event as well, was replaced by Bobby Lashley in the World Cup Tournament happening Friday at the event.
Daniel Bryan was scheduled to face WWE Champion AJ Styles in a high profile match for the WWE Championship at Crown Jewel. Apparently, there was a discussion about possibly pre-taping the match at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando but it seems as though those plans have been scrapped. Another idea rumored to be discussed was to have Rusev replaced Bryan for the match on Friday. It’s safe to say that SmackDown Live will be very interesting tonight just to see how they will play this out. Hopefully, the match is going to happen somewhere down the road so WWE fans can get a glimpse of AJ vs. Daniel who’ve had a great rivalry elsewhere throughout the years.
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