WWE Crown Jewel is here, and the event is one that wrestling fans will not want to miss. The event emanates from the Mohammad Abdu Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is set to take place on Saturday, November 4th. In the U.S., it is available to watch on Peacock and internationally on the WWE Network. The main card is set to start at 1pm ET/10am PT with the pre-show set to begin at 12pm ET/9am PT. This event will be the 10th that WWE will host in Saudi Arabia.
WWE Crown Jewel will be the final major event before Survivor Series, which is set to take place live from Chicago, Illinois on November 25. At the time of writing, eight fights have been confirmed for the Crown Jewel card, with five of them being title fights.
WWE Crown Jewel 2023 Full Card:
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. LA Knight – Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match
- Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre – World Heavyweight Championship Match
- Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Zoey Stark vs. Raquel Rodriguez – Women’s World Championship Fatal Five-Way Match
- Iyo Sky (c) vs. Bianca Belair – WWE Women’s Championship Match
- Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Logan Paul – WWE United States Championship Match
- John Cena vs. Solo Sikoa – Singles Match
- Cody Rhodes vs. Damian Priest – Singles Match
- Sami Zayn vs. JD McDonagh – Kickoff Singles Match
LA Knight Dares To Step Up To Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns continues his reign as the Undisputed Universal Champion and, at WWE Crown Jewel, he faces his most audacious challenger yet. LA Knight has become one of the biggest stars on the WWE roster in the last year and it all culminates with a title match in Saudi Arabia. ‘The Tribal Chief’ has a chokehold on the men’s roster in the WWE having a reign already etched into the history books, and he has several foes that he has left in the wake of his run. A fresh challenger arises in Knight and, although this feud is a fairly new one, it could mark an important defining moment in the champion’s journey.
Knight has been as daring and challenging as they come, showing no fear when it comes to Reigns or any of The Bloodline. At WWE Crown Jewel, Reigns has the opportunity to make a statement for all those who dare to challenge him, and he looks to use the beloved Knight to send his message. On the other hand, this is the moment that Knight has been waiting for, as he has the biggest match of his career and stands the chance of pulling a massive upset just a week after former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Francis Ngannou, pulled an upset of his own with a critically-acclaimed boxing debut performance over the WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury.
At the end of the night, it will all come down to who can outsmart the other. For Knight, this could prove to be a challenge as Reigns will most likely have Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso to assist him, or he could even enlist some new help. Reigns has shown the lengths that he is willing to go to to keep the gold, and the same could be expected at WWE Crown Jewel.
Seth Rollins And Drew McIntyre Meet For World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Crown Jewel
Seth Rollins has now held the World Heavyweight Championship for over 150 days and his reign has been one filled with tremendous challenges, namely from Shinsuke Nakamura. Now, Drew McIntyre moves into the position of the challenger looking to claim the top gold of the Raw brand. ‘The Scottish Warrior’ has recently had a change in overall attitude and hopes to be the one to finally dethrone Rollins for the gold.
McIntyre played a significant role in the WWE during the pandemic era, serving as a champion during one of the most difficult times for the promotion. Rollins steers the ship in a different direction nowadays but the two eras finally collide. Rollins and McIntyre have their issues to handle but, at WWE Crown Jewel, the winner of it all will be the one who walks away with the World Heavyweight Championship.
Fatal Five-Way To Determine Women’s World Championship Supremacy
The Women’s World Championship will be on the line at WWE Crown Jewel in a massive match-up. Rhea Ripley has become a standout in the entire women’s division and, following her title victory at WrestleMania 39, she has had the entire Raw women’s division on lock. ‘The Eradicator’ is also a part of The Judgement Day, which raises her stock significantly. At Crown Jewel, Ripley faces the greatest challenge to her reign as she defends her gold against four other superstars.
Ripley puts her gold on the line against Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Zoey Stark, and Nia Jax at WWE Crown Jewel. Defending her title against four other women increases the chances of Ripley not even being involved in the ultimate result of the match-up. Tensions have been rising in the Raw women’s division and whoever comes out on top in this match immediately places themselves at the helm of the division. Ripley looks to hold onto that gold but the rest of the field features other highly-motivated superstars.
Iyo Sky Faces A Returning Bianca Belair
Iyo Sky is on the road to achieving 100 days as the WWE Women’s Champion. Before she gets there though, she needs to vanquish the returning and determined Bianca Belair at WWE Crown Jewel. ‘The Genius of the Sky’ got the championship by cashing in on Belair at SummerSlam. Following that, Sky and Bayley attacked Belair sidelining ‘The EST’ for well over a month. Upon returning, Belair is ready to get her revenge and regain the gold.
Belair is one of the top superstars in all of WWE and, whenever she steps into the ring, she puts on a show. Sky has been defending her championship since SummerSlam in must-see matches. When the two meet at WWE Crown Jewel, they do so with the title on the line but, over and above that, they look to outpace and outsmart the other. Damage CTRL will be ringside and could serve as aid for Sky but, if there is anyone who can work her way around that, it is ‘The EST’ – and that makes for an interesting match-up.
Rey Mysterio And Logan Paul Clash For US Championship at WWE Crown Jewel
Rey Mysterio is currently in his third reign as the United States Champion and he is slowly working his way up to celebrating his first 100 days holding the title. Logan Paul looks to gain his first piece of WWE gold by capturing the coveted US Championship. Mysterio and Paul have never met in one-on-one action before and this will be interesting to see. The final build-up to this event will be the weigh-in ceremony that is planned for the November 3 edition of SmackDown.
Paul, fresh off of his victory in the boxing ring over Dillon Danis, immediately called out Mysterio before the two came face-to-face on that week’s SmackDown. Though it started respectful between the two, it appears that has since changed and Paul is solely focused on claiming the title. The entire world will fixate their attention on WWE Crown Jewel as people tune in to see whether Paul manages to win his first gold in the world of combat sports. This is one of the matches that will certainly draw the masses.
John Cena And Solo Sikoa Put It All On The Line
John Cena has been on a SmackDown residency since early September and has been consistently making appearances and competing. As expected, Cena soon found himself entangled with The Bloodline and he has caught the attention of Sikoa, who is arguably the toughest of the stable. At WWE Crown Jewel, the two meet in a battle where none of them have anything to lose but everything to gain. For Cena, a win against Sikoa would mark his first televised singles victory in a long time. For Sikoa, he would have taken down the ‘Greatest of All Time’. No doubt that these two will put it all on the line in front of the Riyadh crowd.
Cody Rhodes And Damian Priest Meet In Singles Action
Cody Rhodes has taken issue with The Judgement Day and the way they have been having a stronghold on Raw. Rhodes still vows to finish the story but, along the journey, he looks to make an important stop as he takes on Damian Priest. Being one-half of the Tag Team Champions, ‘Señor Money in the Bank’ turns to singles action hoping to get a win that could give him the confidence to attempt a cash-in. A loss for either Rhodes or Priest at WWE Crown Jewel could stop their building momentum so the two will do all they can to ensure they walk out of the Mohammed Abdu Arena the victor.
Sami Zayn Takes On JD McDonagh in WWE Crown Jewel Pre-Show
The WWE Crown Jewel kickoff match was added to the card on the October 30 edition of Raw, and it was determined that Sami Zayn would go up against JD McDonagh. Zayn is determined to take down The Judgement Day, even if it means he will be all alone. At Crown Jewel, he goes up against the stable’s associate, who remains relentless in his attempts to work his way into the group. Zayn and McDonagh have the potential to set the pace for the rest of the event, and they could do it in a major way that will entertain fans worldwide.
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