Bully Ray offers theory on why WWE booked Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles at Crown Jewel
WWE Hall of Famer Bully Ray has offered his theory as to why there was one match booked for the upcoming at the Crown Jewel event.
Daniel Bryan quickly beat The Miz to become the new #1 contender for the WWE Title at the WWE Super Show-Down pay-per-view event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, Australia on the WWE Network. It was later announced that AJ Styles would defend the WWE Title against Bryan at the Crown Jewel event.
Ray discussed this match during a reason episode of Busted Open Radio on Sirus XM where he brought up his theory on why this match was made. He reflected on WWE’s first event in the country, Greatest Royal Rumble, where Rusev was supposed to wrestle The Undertaker but it was changed to Chris Jericho vs. Taker and then back to Rusev. Ray thinks that the reason for the multiple changes was due to the Saudi Prince wanting Rusev in the match and influenced WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to make this match for this event.
Ray continued by stating that the prince was a Rusev fan and that’s reason he was added back to the match. Thus, he thinks that maybe the prince wanted Styles vs. Bryan as WWE is dealing with people who bought the show.
“Hypothetically, this guy said ‘This is the match I want’ and Vince is going to accommodate him because it’s an ungodly amount of money.” “He added that “you give them the show that they want to see, you wrap it around a network special and you turn it into something.”
"Hypothetically, this guy said 'This is the match I want' and Vince is going to accommodate it because it's an ungodly amount of money." @bullyray5150 & @davidlagreca1 discuss AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan at #WWECrownJewel pic.twitter.com/GWUMJuzJhD
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) October 8, 2018
WWE presents the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event on November 2nd, 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the King Saud University Stadium and will air on the WWE Network.