WWE Crown Jewel 2019: 5 Superstars who can replace Seth Rollins as the captain of Team Hogan
Crown Jewel is just a few weeks away, and WWE have scheduled some big matches for their big event in Saudi Arabia. To make the event a huge success, they have introduced many legendary Superstars and athletes from other sports to make bookings worth the hype.
At the event, we will see a 5-on-5 Tag Team Match between 'Team Flair' and 'Team Hogan'. When The Miz announced the match with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan in the ring, the latter introduced Seth Rollins as his team captain, while Randy Orton made an entry as the captain of Ric Flair’s team.
However, WWE have decided to pull Rollins from the match as he is set to take on “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Falls Count Anywhere Match for the Universal Championship at the event.
Now that the captain’s post is vacant in Team Hogan, and we’re seeing that Team Flair is shaping up to be a heel team while Team Hogan has more babyfaces, we'll take a look at 5 babyfaces who could be inducted into Team Hogan and be appointed the team’s captain.
#1 Shorty Gable
Chad Gable had been a tag team specialist and a mid-carder for most of his run in NXT and the main roster. After competing in the 2019 King of the Ring tournament, Gable saw his stocks rise massively as he defied all odds to reach the finals of the tournament.
While it seemed likely that WWE would give him the ultimate push and have him win the tournament, the bigger star Baron Corbin ended up hampering Gable’s rise and took the victory instead.
Since then, the two men have been competing with each other, and Gable won in their last encounter. In that case, Hogan could make Gable his team captain to further infuriate Corbin who is on the opposite team.
If WWE is planning on continuing with Gable as a major competitor, then this could help increase his international fame. On top of that, Gable has been seen as an All-American competitor and is a former Olympian. This could work well with Hogan’s image and therefore making Gable the team captain won't raise too many eyebrows.