WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez at Crown Jewel will now be for the WWE World Championship, the company reported.
WWE’s previous preview for the match did not mention the title being on the line, and there was no mention of Lesnar defending the title during Friday’s Crown Jewel press conference in Las Vegas as Triple H only announced the match as a chance of redemption for Lesnar.
However, WWE updated their match hype some time on Saturday and confirmed that Lesnar will be defending the title. This means Cain will receive an automatic WWE Title shot as his in-ring debut for the company.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Velasquez made his professional wrestling debut at SmackDown on Fox one week ago, attacking Lesnar and running “The Beast” off after he defeated Kofi Kingston for the title in under 30 seconds.
Crown Jewel 2019 will take place on Halloween, Thursday, October 31, from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event will air live on the WWE Network at 1pm ET, with the Kickoff pre-show starting at 12pm ET. Below is the current card:
Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar
Team Hogan vs. Team Flair: 5-on-5 Match
Universal Champion Seth Rollins, Rusev and 3 others TBA vs. Randy Orton, King Baron Corbin and 3 others TBA
Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be present as the coaches.
Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury
Roman Reigns vs. TBA