Reigns took to Twitter after last night’s SmackDown, as seen below, and posted his backstage interview with comments on the Crown Jewel match.
“Being the #BigDog means youre ready for the big fight and that’s what I’m bringing to #WWECrownJewel. #CaptainUce,” he wrote.
Reigns said he feels bad that WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins was unable to “step up and maintain” but he was the best choice to choose as his replacement. As noted, the storyline is that Rollins pulled out of the match because he will be defending in a Falls Count Anywhere match against “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt the same night.
The ten-man Team Flair vs. Team Hogan match is almost finalized as WWE has confirmed the five participants for The Hulkster – Captain Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali, Shorty Gable. The Nature Boy’s team currently includes Captain Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley, King Baron Corbin and WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The final participant will be revealed soon. WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be at ringside for the match in Saudi Arabia.
Below is Reigns’ full tweet and promo: