Crown Jewel (2018)
was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event promoted by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brands. The event took place on November 2, 2018, at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was the second event WWE held in Saudi Arabia under Saudi Vision 2030, after the Greatest Royal Rumble, and it hosted the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament. The event also marked the in-ring return of Shawn Michaels, who retired from active in-ring competition in 2010, as well as the return of Hulk Hogan—who had not appeared on WWE television since a 2015 scandal—who served as the event's host.