WWE News: Reason Why Team Flair Vs. Team Hogan Is Happening At Crown Jewel
As seen on WWE RAW Season Premiere, The Miz hosted a special edition of MizTV segment with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan as the guests. A huge announcement was in-store which confirmed that a Team Hogan vs. Team Flair (5 on 5 elimination tag team match) will take place at WWE Crown Jewel 2019 PPV on October 31st. This is going to be the fourth Saudi Arabia global show to ever take place.
Legends have always been a special attraction on these Saudi Arabia shows. Hence, the inclusion of Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan to the pay-per-view did not surprise the fans. In fact, reports were already out before their appearances confirming that WWE will involve these two Hall of Famers at Crown Jewel in certain capacity. However, there might have been one additional reason as to why the company wanted Ric Flair to be around the show.
According to Tom Colohue, there’s a big reason as to why this match is happening. It will help Ric Flair to earn a big Saudi Arabia PPV paycheck. Also, it doesn’t take the WWE to the court over “The Man” gimmick that Becky Lynch is using. Flair was incensed over the fact that WWE was not paying him royalty fees for this catchphrase that he came up with, decades ago. Here’s more from wwfoldschool.com on the situation,
“Flair has stated in interviews that he wants WWE to pay him royalty fee for Becky to use “The Man” gimmick.
WWE doesn’t want to hurt their relationship with Ric, so they came up with this match idea and it will help Ric in earning some good money (as Saudi Arabia officials pay big money to get Old School Legends on their PPVs).”
This is the reason why WWE has roped in Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan for the Crown Jewel event set to take place on October 31st. Some more legendary names like The Undertaker or Goldberg might be waiting down the line to get inserted into the match card in due course as WWE is looking forward to building up a stacked show. More announcements must be waiting to officially sanction those matches in due course.
As of now, Team Hulk Hogan vs. Team Ric Flair-5 on 5 elimination tag team match is one of the major contests official for WWE Crown Jewel. The captain of Team Hogan will be the former Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The only other member of Team Hogan confirmed so far is Rusev. The captain of Team Flair will be 13-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton.
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