Roman Reigns has been named as the new captain of Team Hogan at Crown Jewel

It hasn’t really been explained as to why there is a 10-man tag team match at Crown Jewel in less than two weeks time, especially when Survivor Series is just around the corner.

Those kind of matches are normally reserved for the famous event, but WWE are shooting their load early, but there doesn’t seem to be any point to the match.

That is aside from shoe-horning in two legends that the audience in Saudi Arabia will more-than-likely lap up in all their glory.

Former rivals Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will lead two separate teams into battle in Riyadh on October 31, with the initial announcement revealing that Seth Rollins and Randy Orton would be the respective captains.

That was scuppered earlier this week when Rollins was booked to defend his Universal Championship at the same event against Bray Wyatt.

It meant not only did Hogan need to find a new captain, but he also needed to fill out his team with just Ricochet and Rusev at his disposal.

Flair also still has an opening, but it’s pretty clear to see that his squad will be full of heels, with King Corbin, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Lashley joining Orton.

Hogan has found his new team leader though following last night’s episode of SmackDown – and his name is Roman Reigns.

The Big Dog will add some considering star power to the line-up, and Hogan filled the rest of his team out last night too – with Ali and Chad ‘Shorty G’ Gable.

Even with one less man currently, Flair’s team boasts more big-name and physical power, and it will be interesting to see who he selects as his final man.

It seems like this event will not be relying on legendary superstars returning to the ring, a huge surprise when it comes to the Saudi WWE events.

Instead, the likes of Ali and Gable are getting their time to shine in a big setting, and it may enhance their reputation with international fans if they have a good showing.

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