Two up, two to go. Next month, WWE is heading back to Saudi Arabia for the Crown Jewel pay per view event. The card is the second in a long series of shows financed by the country’s government and will feature another stacked card. A major part of the show will be the World Cup Of Wrestling, a one night eight man tournament. You need participants for a tournament and as of tonight, we have two more.

This week on Monday Night Raw, the show’s final two Monday Night Raw qualifiers were confirmed. Tonight, Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler both qualified for the tournament by winning singles matches. Rollins defeated Drew McIntyre via countout and Ziggler pinned Dean Ambrose. There are two qualifying matches to go and at the moment, no brackets have been released.

Here’s how one of them happened.

Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre - WWE World Cup Qualifying Match: Raw, Oct. 15, 2018

Opinion: They’re certainly stacking the field for this thing as so far, everyone who has qualified is a former World Champion and there is a chance that the final two will be as well. It’s likely to wind up meaning nothing like the Greatest Royal Rumble but at least there’s a little something to get excited about. Now if only they didn’t have this kind of controversy over the whole event in the first place.

Who do you want to see win the tournament? Will it wind up meaning anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.

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