WWE Will Run Full Crew for Smackdown After Crown Jewel; News on Lesnar/Smackdown


— With WWE’s next Saudi Arabia PPV - Crown Jewel - scheduled for Thursday, October 31 and Smackdown on FOX the next night in Buffalo, NY, the company is going to be chartering a plane to move both talent and the production crew from Riyadh to Buffalo. This means that Smackdown will be a full-go show with the entire crew there despite the huge distance between the cities.

— Paul Heyman pretty much got all the wrestlers he wanted on Raw with the exception of Brock Lesnar, notes the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Lesnar being on Smackdown was thought to be an “executive decision” made by WWE officials as the person FOX really wanted, Ronda Rousey, is currently away from WWE and so Lesnar was their next top choice.


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WWE & AEW NEWS HEADLINES (OCTOBER 17, 2019)

* WWE Talent Flying On Private Plane To Saudi Arabia & Back To New York In Under 24 Hours
* Wild AEW Fans In Philly This Week Prompts Statements From Liacourus Center & Cody
* Update: Did Paul Heyman Get Picks He Secretly Wanted For RAW In WWE Draft?
* Could Eric Bischoff Be Heading To All Elite Wrestling During AEW Full Gear?
* Report: Craziness From WWE Draft Completely A Result Of New FOX Deal
* WWE's New Plans For Firefly Funhouse, Seth Rollins & Bray Wyatt Heel/Face Turns?
* Plans For RAW To Be Taped During Year-End Holidays, More WWE Schedule News
* Tyson Fury Making $15 Million For Crown Jewel?, WWE Sources Debate Figure
* Mike Kanellis Requests Release From WWE With Lengthy Public Statement
* John Cena & Robert Downey Jr. In First "DOLITTLE" Movie Trailer (Video)
* Triple H Admits WWE Questioned Cain Velasquez's Ability To Entertain, Not Tyson Fury's
* Twitter War Breaks Out Between Wives Of Jeff & Matt Hardy Over Jeff's DWI Arrest
* Ember Moon's Injury Worse Than Expected, Could Be Out Over A Year
* Exclusive Update On Scarlett Bordeaux Signing With WWE
* Kevin Owens Films Reaction To His Draft, WWE Refuses To Air It Due To What He Said
* Bray Wyatt's Latest 'Cryptic Post' Explains Why "Some Wear Masks" & Claims "I Saw You"
* WWE Contacting Several Venues About Being NEW Weekly Home For NXT On USA TV Shoots

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