WWE Crown Jewel 2019 will see two heavyweight combat sport stars officially cross over to the world of wrestling when Cain Velasquez battles it out with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Tyson Fury meets Braun Strowman.Both matches were confirmed by executive vice president of talent Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque on Friday, during a WWE press conference in Las Vegas for the pay-per-view, which is all set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. SamckDown’s Friday night premiere on FOX also saw former UFC heavyweight champion debuting on the blue brand as he attacked and ran off Lesnar after he defeated Kofi Kingston to become the new WWE champion in a matter of mere seconds. Velasquez, who had most famously defeated Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight championship in 2010, was introduced into WWE programming as a support for Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick following their assault at the hands of Lesnar.Taking to Twitter, WWE posted a clip from the event along with the caption, “#WWEChampion @BrockLesnar and @cainmma come face-to-face ahead of their match on Oct. 31 at #WWECrownJewel!”#WWEChampion @BrockLesnar and @cainmma come face-to-face ahead of their match on Oct. 31 at #WWECrownJewel! pic.twitter.com/PAmfKXAOlg— WWE (@WWE) October 11, 2019 Speaking at the press conference, Velasquez was heard saying, “Brock Lesnar crossed the wrong familia. For that, he needs to pay. I know Brock is big. He’s the biggest. But he ain’t the baddest,” vowing to beat him again, this time at the Crown Jewel.Notably, according to a report in ESPN, Cain Velasquez has fully jumped from UFC into professional wrestling by signing a multiyear deal with WWE.WWE Crown Jewel is also set to see a match between Team Hogan and Team Flair a month ahead of Survivor Series. Notably, Seth Rollins and Rusev are already in Team Hogan, while Team Flair already has Randy Orton and King Corbin. Three more wrestlers for each team are yet to be decided. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Braun StrowmanBrock LesnarCain VelasquezTyson Fury First Published: October 12, 2019, 3:30 PM IST
Voters in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have rejected a ballot initiative that would have continued a ban on local regulation of area clean air standards. Download AudioA final tally of question and absentee ballots following last week’s municipal election shows the initiative has lost by 356 votes. That means the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly now has the authority to regulate home heating devices and make decisions about area clean air standards.The local group Citizens for Clean Air campaigned heavily for Proposition 2 over the last few weeks. They painted old tires with the phrase “Tired of dirty air?” To encourage voters to vote ‘No’ on Proposition 2. Group co-sponsor and long-time air quality activist Patrice Lee says she’s pleased with the outcome.“I’m happy I’m excited for the whole group,” Lee said. “I mean you can’t believe the fun we had rolling around tires in the dark and with no light and with headlamps on. “Tired of Dirty Air?” Well, we are, but we’re here and now we have a chance to try to make some progress at the local level and that’s a good things for the community.”This is the third time borough voters have considered the proposition. It was first considered in 2010 and again in 2012, failing in both those years. Lee says already had a meeting planned for Tuesday evening to strategize on how to move forward regardless of the outcome.“We have a whole community that we care about and while we’re passionate about our side of the issue, we’re also cognizant of what people are dealing with,” Lee said. “So, we want to have a strategy that moves forward that accomplishes the goal of cleaning up the air, but also makes some assurances that everyone can stay warm.”The Proposition to keep the Borough from regulating home heating appliances, including wood stoves and boilers, is sponsored by North Pole Republican State Representative Tammie Wilson. Previous failures of the initiative gave the state authority to regulate air quality in and around North Pole and downtown Fairbanks where air quality has been identified as a problem.2014 municipal election results will be certified next week.