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After their heated confrontation on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley won’t have to wait too long to settle their differences in the ring.
WWE has announced that Lashley and Lesnar will face off at the Crown Jewel premium live event in Saudi Arabia on November 5.
Lesnar made a surprise return to WWE programming last week when he attacked Lashley on Raw ahead of his United States Championship match against Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Lashley decided to continue with the match despite Lesnar’s beating, and he ended up losing his title to Rollins.
The opening segment of this week’s Raw saw Lashley getting revenge on Lesnar by spearing him through the ring barricade and slamming him through the announce table:
The match at Crown Jewel will only be the second time Lesnar and Lashley have faced off in the ring. The two former WWE Champions met at this year’s Royal Rumble, and Lashley defeated Lesnar to win the WWE Title for the second time after Roman Reigns interfered.
The confrontation between Lesnar and Lashley has always been intriguing from several angles. They are a pair of hard-hitting heavyweights who also have legitimate mixed martial arts experience. Lashley is considered one of the few superstars who can truly match Lesnar in terms of power and physique.
This year’s crown jewel will be the eighth event WWE has hosted in Saudi Arabia since beginning a 10-year partnership in 2018. In the main event, Reigns is set to defend his WWE Universal title against Logan Paul.