Seth Rollins will no longer be captain of Team Hogan at Crown Jewel due to having to defend his Universal Title on the same night.
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is rumored to have asked for Superstars who have passed away to perform on shows staged in his country. It's why retired Superstars such as Shawn Michaels and Goldberg have performed on previous shows. We'd hazard to guess the prince requested Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair perform on the next show too.
That's likely why a Team Hogan versus Team Flair match will be taking place at Crown Jewel. As much as Hogan and Flair would probably love to get in the ring one more time, thankfully, WWE isn't letting them do that. Instead, they will act as coaches to their respective five-man teams on October 31, 2019, in Saudi Arabia.
The first Superstar announced for Team Hogan was Seth Rollins. However, Rollins has now been removed from that match, as was announced this week on WWE Now. The removal of Rollins from the match was expected as he has since been booked in a Falls Count Anywhere match on the same night against Bray Wyatt. Why that match is happening again since Rollins and Wyatt are now on separate brands is anyone's guess.
That means Hogan has got some picking to do. At the time of typing this, the Hall of Famer has just two of his five slots filled. Rusev and Ricochet currently occupy those spots. Flair, on the other hand, only has one more Superstar left to pick. Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Shinsuke Nakamura will be joined by one more star. All heels thus far, wonder if Naitch is okay with that.
Crown Jewel is shaping up to be quite the card so far. Plus, instead of bringing back aging Superstars, WWE has employed the help of a boxer and a now-retired MMA fighter. Whether those additions will make this trip to Saudi Arabia a more watchable one than previous editions remains to be seen. Stay tuned to the TheSportster for news on who will replace Rollins as captain of Team Hogan.