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WWE announces Crown Jewel battle royal participants

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All 20 participants for this Thursday's United States title number one contender's battle royal have been revealed.

The battle royal will take place on the Crown Jewel pre-show, with the winner going on to challenge AJ Styles for the United States Championship on the main card. The one-hour pre-show will begin at noon Eastern time.

The entrants for the battle royal are: Apollo Crews, Buddy Murphy, Andrade, Drake Maverick, Eric Young, Luke Harper, Cedric Alexander, Heath Slater, Humberto Carrillo, No Way Jose, 24/7 Champion Sunil Singh, Mojo Rawley, Erick Rowan, R-Truth, Sin Cara, Brian Kendrick, Titus O'Neil, Tony Nese, Akira Tozawa, and Shelton Benjamin.

Styles defeated Carrillo in a non-title match on tonight's Raw. The Street Profits then saved Carrillo from The O.C. in a post-match angle.

Crown Jewel is being held at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It's the fourth event in WWE's 10-year deal with the Saudi General Sports Authority.

Here's the updated lineup for the show:

  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Cain Velasquez
  • Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury
  • Universal Champion Seth Rollins defending against The Fiend in a falls count anywhere match (WWE has announced a stipulation where the match can't end in a stoppage)
  • Team Hogan (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali & Shorty G) w/ Hulk Hogan vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura & Drew McIntyre) w/ Ric Flair
  • United States Champion AJ Styles defending against battle royal winner
  • Mansoor vs. Cesaro
  • World Cup tag team turmoil match (The New Day, The Viking Raiders, Heavy Machinery, The Lucha House Party, Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, The Revival, The O.C., Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, and The B-Team)
  • 20-man battle royal to determine AJ Styles' challenger for later that night (pre-show)