At first, Crown Jewel looked like a one-match show, with Roman Reigns defending his Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar in the main event. We now know that this is far from the case, as WWE is once again pulling out all its moves for next Thursday’s show in Saudi Arabia.
In addition to that headlining bout, Goldberg will return to the ring to face Bobby Lashley in a SummerSlam rematch, Big E will defend his WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre, and Edge will wrestle Seth Rollins inside a Hell in a Cell cage.
The company’s shows in Saudi Arabia are a mixed bag: the crowd is often unresponsive and flat, but the match cards are often insane. Remember: Saudi Arabia gave so much money to WWE that Shawn Michaels was out of retirement in 2018. In addition to the above matches, Becky Lynch will also stake her SmackDown Women’s Championship in a triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.
With the broadcast of Crown Jewel from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the start time will be different than usual. the show will air 9 a.m. PT/12 a.m. ET on 21 october UK time at 5pm, which is a feast for the people of the region, who usually have to wait till midnight to do their grappling. This time it’s the Australians who have it hardest: Crown Jewel airs 3 a.m. AEDT.
How to watch: Peacock, WWE Network
As you probably know by now, Peacock is the new home of WWE’s pay-per-view. The WWE Network has briefly migrated to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and that’s where you go to watch Crown Jewel 2021. Peacock has three tiers: Free, Premium and Premium Plus. To watch WWE content, you will need a premium subscription. The good news is that you’ll be refunded $5 per month, less than $10 for WWE Network.
If you are outside the US, you will watch Crown Jewel 2021 on the WWE Network as usual.
- Universal Championship:
Roman Reigns (c) vs Brock Lesnar.
- WWE Championship: Big E (c) vs. Drew McIntyre.
- No Holds Barred: Goldberg vs Bobby Lashley.
- Hell in a Cell: Edge vs. Seth Rollins.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair.
- Raw Tag Team Championship: Randy Orton & Riddle (c) vs AJ Styles & The Omos.
- King of the Ring Final.
- Queen of the Ring final.
- Mansoor vs Mustafa Ali.