WWE Press Conference LIVE!
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Michael Cole welcomes us to the press conference and welcomes Paul “Triple H” Levesque.
Triple H begins with discussing WWE’s upcoming Crown Jewel event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and the opportunity of putting on an event with high importance for the millions of WWE fans in the middle east.
Triple H calls the card the “most exciting in history”. Triple H announces the expected match between WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez.
He then announces the match between Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury before showing a video package of their confrontation on Smackdown last week and Raw on Monday.
Michael Cole introduces Braun Strowman to the stage. Braun says he is the toughest son of a bitch in WWE and give Fury credit. He says Fury is coming into his world. Strowman says “these hands” will put Fury down for good and the whole world will remember who Braun Strowman is.
Michael Cole welcomes Bob Arum to the stage. The Top Rank CEO and founder discusses his history with WWE and Vince McMahon and their history promoting events together. Arum compares Fury to the likes of Mohammed Ali and his qualities as a showman and a boxer. He welcomes out Tyson Fury to the stage.
Fury speaks about his honour to take part in the event and that he is a long time WWE fan. He puts praise on Braun Strowman and that he fears no man. He talks up his undefeated record and that he will knock Strowman out come Crown Jewel. Michael Cole welcomes back out Braun Strowman to the stage for a face off. Both men slap each other on the back and laugh. Fury attempts to walk away after shaking hands but Strowman refuses to let go. Both men square up to one and other before Michael Cole and Triple H split them both up.
Triple H then walks back onto stage to discuss the Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez match at Crown Jewel and both men’s history and accomplishments. He then introduces a video package highlighting Lesnar & Velasquez’s confrontation last week on Smackdown on FOX.
Michael Cole welcomes Rey Mysterio onto the stage still selling the injuries from Lesnar last week on Raw. Mysterio discusses the attack on Dominik by Lesnar and the repercussions of it. Mysterio welcomes Cain Velasquez to the stage.
Cain says he is excited to be joining the WWE. He says that Lesnar crossed the wrong family and he needs to pay. Cain says that Brock is the biggest but not the baddest. He says he beat Brock once before in the UFC and he will beat Brock once again at Crown Jewel.
Michael Cole welcomes Paul Heyman out to the stage next. He says he will inject some personality into the room. He says that Lesnar will defeat Cain Velasquez at Crown Jewel and that’s not a promise, it’s a spoiler. He next introduces the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar to the stage. Lesnar said words can’t describe the feeling that he had when Cain walked down the ramp. This is not a show, he says, for 10 long years he’s been waiting for this moment. He can’t wait to get his hands on Cain Velasquez again. He will see him at Crown Jewel.
Michael Cole brings out Cain Velasquez once again for the staredown with Lesnar.
and that’s the press conference!