At WWE Super Show-Down, Daniel Bryan defeated The Miz quickly to turn a WWE Championship match at WWE Crown Jewel next month in Saudi Arabia. But maybe the match wasn’t made purely with the fans’ desires in mind. At least, Bully Ray doesn’t think so.
“Remember when Rusev was supposed to wrestle The Undertaker [at Greatest Royal Rumble] and then Rusev got taken out of the match? Then it was going to be Jericho vs. Undertaker, and then Rusev was back in the match. You know why that happened? Because the Prince wanted Rusev in the match,” Bully Ray said on Busted Open Radio.
“He was adamant, he was a Rusev fan. He said, ‘no I want Rusev vs. Undertaker.’ So, maybe he wants AJ vs. Daniel Bryan. When you’re dealing with a bought show in wrestling, you’re purchasing the show.”
WWE reportedly is set to earn $450 million from their 10-year contract to put on events with the Saudi Sports Authority. While Vince McMahon undoubtedly loves WrestleMania, he may love money even more and he set this match for Crown Jewel to appease those giving him this money.
“Hypothetically, [the Prince] said ‘This is the match I want’ and Vince is going to accommodate him because it’s an ungodly amount of money,” stated Bully Ray. “So you give them the show that they want to see, you wrap it around a network special and you turn it into something. And that’s what it really is.”
Tags: AJ Styles, Bully Ray, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, VInce McMahon, wrestlemania, WWE, wwe championship, WWE Crown Jewel, WWE SmackDown Live
Source: Busted Open Radio