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Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton added to WWE World Cup tournament

Following this week's television, half of the lineup for WWE's World Cup tournament has been announced.

Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton both won World Cup qualifiers on tonight's SmackDown. The tournament is being held at Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 2. There will be eight entrants (four from Raw and four from SmackDown) in the World Cup, and John Cena and Kurt Angle were the first two wrestlers to be confirmed for it.

Hardy defeated Samoa Joe to qualify for the tournament, with Joe still selling the storyline knee injury from his match against AJ Styles at Super Show-Down. Hardy won by referee stoppage when Joe wasn't able to stand at the end of the match.

Orton faced Big Show in his qualifier and won by hitting a thumb to the eye an an RKO.

Rey Mysterio will face Shinsuke Nakamura in a World Cup qualifying match on SmackDown 1000 next Tuesday.