The star performed in WWE's the Greatest Royal Rumble, which took place in Saudi Arabia in April. The storyline reason for the change was that Acting General Manager Baron Corbin was pleased with Lashley's performance against Finn Balor on the show so he would replace Cena in the tournament, since Cena never actually qualified for it.
So, when we saw her out at Reagan Airport on Tuesday, we had to ask how she felt about WWE not canceling the "Crown Jewel" event, despite pressure from politicians and other powerful people in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi murder.
WWE has announced that Brock Lesnar will appear on tonight's Raw television show.
The World Cup tournament without Cena features Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins and Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler in the A-bracket and Rey Mysterio vs.
Just last week, the company said: "WWE has operated in the Middle East for almost 20 years and has developed a sizable and dedicated fan base". All signs are that Styles will be going to work Crown Jewel.
Despite describing the incident as a heinous crime, the organisation announced that: "Similar to other US-based companies who plan to continue operations in Saudi Arabia, the Company has made a decision to uphold its contractual obligations to the General Sports Authority and stage the event".
While WWE has not officially confirmed Bryan's status, PWInsider.com has confirmed that Bryan made it clear he would not be traveling to the event and WWE began making alternative plans last week. "And I also want to say once again, thank all of you for allowing me to be part of something so special". Despite WWE taking out new advertisements to promote the match, Bryan will not be going to Saudi Arabia for the event either, according to PWInsider. "Full year 2018 guidance is predicated on the staging of the Riyadh event as scheduled".