AS IT HAPPENED: WWE returns to Saudi Arabia with WWE Crown Jewel

Updated 03 November 2018
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AS IT HAPPENED: WWE returns to Saudi Arabia with WWE Crown Jewel

  • D-Generation X defeat Brothers of Destruction as Shawn Michaels returns
  • In surprise result, Brock Lesnar took on Braun Strowman and won

Some of the biggest stars in WWE are in Riyadh to take part in WWE Crown Jewel showpiece.
Match ups in Brock Lesnar battling  Braun Strowman for the vacant Universal Championship and  AJ Styles takes on Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship.

This event has now ended (All times KSA):

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Shawn Michaels, away from wrestling for more than eight years, and Triple H as D-Generation X overcame the Brothers of Destruction in a match that had everything from intensity and grit to bloodied faces and incredible athleticism at a night of high drama in Riyadh’s King Saud University Stadium.

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WWE Championship:  SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon is the best in the world! Yes, you heard right. McMahon stepped in for the injured The Miz and demolished a shocked Dolph Ziggler. 

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Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar took his time figuring out how to end Braun Strowman, but ending him he did and kept his title.

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WWE Championship: After Samoa Joe made things personal by visiting AJ Styles’ home, WWE Champion Styles had one aim in Riyadh; to punished the Samoan Submission Machine and he did just that, retaining his title in the process.

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World Cup Tournament: Dolph Ziggler, with a little help from Drew McIntyre, is into the final after a grueling encounter with Seth Rollins, he meets The Miz in the final. 

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World Cup Tournament: Bravery and grit from the injured Rey Mysterio was not enough to beat a tricky and determined The Miz, who progresses to the final.

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Tag Team Championship: The Bar didn’t quite play fair in their victory against The New Day and they hold on to their Tag Team Championship title.

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World Cup Tournament:  An unfortunate return for Kurt Angle as the WWE triple crown champion can’t find his why round Dolph Ziggler.

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World Cup Tournament: Seth Rollins is through to the next round after defeating Bobby Lashley. 

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World Cup Tournament: Randy Orton loses to Rey Mysterio, but did not take it well attacking him after the bell. The Miz overcames Jeff Hardy.

 

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WWE Crown Jewel is the first ever to held by the WWE. An Eight-Man World Cup Tournament is a feature.

 

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With fireworks in the night sky, ventren entertainer Hulk Hogan opened the event with “well let me tell you something brother!” to cheers from the Riyadh crowd at a packed out King Saud University Stadium. “The show starts now!” declared the superstar.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh