In 2018, WWE debuted a new award on its TV screens, the World Cup, a real-world cup, which would go to crown the "best in the world" of the WWE, at Crown Jewel of that year. Shane McMahon won the first edition of the WWE World Cup at Crown Jewel, taking over from The Miz in the current tournament, given the injury of the Awesome One.
The incident created a lot of criticism from insiders and fans, as well as the belief of a SmackDown-era Commissioner's turn heel that it didn't actually take place for weeks. Meanwhile, Shane had also reappeared at SmackDown not even taking action for the 6-0 (or perhaps it would be better to say 6-1) that Raw had trimmed at the blue show at the Survivor Series that same year.
Apparently, although this World Cup seems to have been an idea of Vince McMahon, the new WWE-branded Triple H would intend to withdraw this award, with the next episode of Friday Night Smackdown which will see the beginning of the tournament.
WWE is back to building its World Cup
Thanks to several announcements in the latest Smackdown episode, which aired last week and recorded a few days ago for WWE's departure to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel, we learn that WWE is coming next Friday.
will propose the new tournament to decree his Best in the World, after Shane McMahon's first cup victory.
In the edition of Smackdown on November 11, in fact, we will see eight Superstars go to participate in a tournament in single-elimination matches with the names of these characters that have not yet been revealed as we write.
In addition to this big announcement about its World Cup, WWE also wanted to start advertising several very important matches, such as the one between Shinsuke Nakamura and Santos Escobar or the one between New Day and the duo champions of both Raw and Smackdown, which after Crown Jewel could be both the Usos than the Brawling Brutes.