Roman Reigns Named Captain Of Team Hogan At WWE Crown Jewel

WWE News: Roman Reigns Named Captain Of Team Hulk Hogan At Crown Jewel

courtesy WWE

A blockbuster announcement was in-store on last night’s SmackDown featuring Roman Reigns who has now received a match at WWE Crown Jewel. As per the words from WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan, it will be none other than the franchise player of the company who will be the captain for his team that takes on Team Ric Flair. The 5-on-5 tag team match will go down at WWE Crown Jewel which is the overall fourth global show to be hosted in the middle-east country.

Reason Why WWE Removed Eric Bischoff From Smackdown Executive Director’s Post

Hulk Hogan appeared on yesterday night’s SmackDown via Skype to promote the above-mentioned matchup at Crown Jewel. There was a lot to answer for The Hulkster to answer as he lost the original team captain on his behalf that is the Universal Champion. First, he filled up the two remaining spots of his team in the form of Shorty G and Ali. By the end of the night, we got to know that Roman Reigns will be leading the pack for his team.

Later, also confirmed the same with the following statements,

“Hogan turned to The Big Dog to lead his pack and named Roman Reigns the new captain on SmackDown. In addition, Hogan filled out his roster with Rusev, Ricochet, Shorty G and Ali. Meanwhile, Flair has chosen his former Evolution stablemate Randy Orton as his captain and added King Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The final member of Team Flair is set to be revealed in the coming weeks.”

As mentioned earlier, The Immortal One originally selected Universal Champion Seth Rollins to be his team captain. But The Architect later found himself to be in the next Universal Title Falls Count Anywhere Match against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at Crown Jewel. Hence, WWE officials pulled him off the Team Hogan vs. Team Flair contest and consecutively named Roman Reigns as the new captain.

WWE Crown Jewel emanates from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It will be streaming live on the WWE Network with the main event match featuring Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar in the WWE Championship match. Also, Braun Strowman will face boxer Tyson Fury in a wrestling contest.