Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez For WWE Championship
One of the two big matches announced for WWE Crown Jewel this week is now officially a title match.
Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez is has now been officially announced as a title match. Though the match was announced for the Crown Jewel event in Riyadh during a press conference in Las Vegas, WWE had not really stated that it would be for Lesnar’s WWE Championship.
Now, the Crown Jewel preview site on WWE.com officially states that the bout which will be Velasquez’s WWE debut match will indeed be for the WWE Championship.
As we previously reported, Velasquez has retired from UFC and has officially signed with WWE.
Saudi Prince Requested Tyson Fury To Be At Crown Jewel
The second big match announced for WWE Crown Jewel is a bout between Braun Strowman and boxer Tyson Fury.
Wrestling Observer Radio is reporting that the match is happening because Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman wants to have Fury compete in Saudi Arabia. They are speculating but cannot confirm that the WWE and Fury are going to receive a significant amount of money to make the match happen.
While Fury is a WWE fan and has reportedly wanted to do something with the company for some time, the Crown Jewel match is expected to be a one off.
Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton To Have New Commentary Roles
Two changes to the WWE commentary team have been officially reported this weekend.
Tom Phillips is now officially part of the WWE 205 and NXT UK commentary teams. Phillips was previously part of the WWE SmackDown commentary table with Michael Cole and Corey Graves.
Phillips made his debut on this week’s NXT UK where he will be working with Nigel McGuiness. He also joined Aiden English during WWE 205 Live at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, Byron Saxton is now permanently assigned to the WWE Main Event commentary team.
Last week, Saxton was on Main Event with Mickie James and Dio Maddin, replacing Vic Joseph who is now part of the RAW commentary team. Saxton is being reported to be Joseph’s permanent replacement on Main Event.