Daniel Bryan is supposed to challenge AJ Styles for the WWE Title at WWE Crown Jewel. However, after weeks of speculation on if Bryan would work the show, his status has been revealed.
According to a report by PWinsider, he will not be traveling to the country. This is after a report from Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports that claimed Bryan would not be working the event, which led to the company making alternative plans. WWE has yet to confirm Bryan’s status.
WWE had planned to not send AJ Styles to Saudi Arabia. Instead, they were going to have Bryan wrestle Styles inside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with the match airing as part of the Crown Jewel broadcast. However, those plans were dropped.
It should be noted that Bryan is still scheduled to appear on tonight’s SmackDown Live, which will be interesting to see how WWE work around the match.
The WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view event takes place on November 2nd, 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the King Saud University Stadium and will air on the WWE Network.