WWE fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the formulaic match and the overall result.
History repeated itself at WWE Crown Jewel when Brock Lesnar once again became Universal Champion after defeating Braun Strowman at the Saudi Arabia event. After some late changes, WWE Champion AJ Styles now takes on Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar battle again, with the victor taking home the vacant Universal Championship. John Cena and Daniel Bryan have been pulled from the lineup, and Hulk Hogan is now advertised and will reportedly host the show. He and his D-Generation X partner, Triple H, faced off against the Brothers of Destruction, Kane and The Undertaker, for the first time in WWE history.
There has been a lot of talk online about the ending of the World Cup tournament at WWE Crown Jewel.
-Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship (Kickoff Show). The WWE Championship went to A.J. Styles after a riveting stand-off with Samoa Joe. There will be a one-hour Kickoff Show beginning on Friday morning at 10CT/11ET. New Day for the Smackdown Tag Titles. SmackDown Live is represented by Jeff Hardy vs The Miz and Rey Mysterio vs Randy Orton.
Even so, Michaels has had a regular job as a trainer at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and he sounds heading back that way following his match at Crown Jewel.