Another report states that Daniel Bryan won't be traveling to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel.
PWInsider reported today that Bryan won't be performing at Friday's show in Riyadh. Barstool Sports' Robbie Fox first reported that Bryan and John Cena were "refusing" to work Crown Jewel, and WWE confirmed last night that Bobby Lashley is replacing Cena in the World Cup tournament.
According to PWInsider, WWE was making production plans at one point for AJ Styles vs. Bryan to take place at the Performance Center and air on the Crown Jewel broadcast -- but the idea was dropped in the middle of plans being made yesterday. They wrote that all signs point to Styles going to Saudi Arabia, though no final decision as to how WWE would handle the situation had been made as of last night.
Tonight's SmackDown at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia is the go-home show for Crown Jewel. A segment where Styles will confront Bryan ahead of their advertised WWE Championship match at Crown Jewel is scheduled for tonights' episode..