On Monday’s episode of Raw, we got a better idea of Crown Jewels cards. In addition to Roman Reigns defending his Unviersal Championship against Brock Lesnar, wrestling legend Goldberg will return to the ring to face Bobby Lashley in a SummerSlam rematch. It was also announced that Big E will be defending its WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre.
As the pandemic eased, WWE has once again been able to show its show on the (international) road. That means WWE is returning to Saudi Arabia for yet another morally dubious wrestling extravaganza! Crown Jewel takes place on Thursday, October 21st.
The company’s shows in Saudi Arabia are mixed bags: the audience often does not react flatly, but the match cards are insane. Remember: Saudi Arabia paid WWE so much money that Shawn Michaels retired in 2018. Apart from the above matches, Becky Lynch will also put her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the field in a triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.
With Crown Jewel broadcasts from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the start time will be different than usual. The show will be broadcast 9.00 PT / 12 pm ET on October 21st 17.00 British time, which is a treat for people in the region who usually have to wait until midnight to get their problem. This time it is the Australians who have the hardest time: Crown Jewel is sent at 03.00 AEDT.
How to Watch: Peacock, WWE Network
As you probably know by now, Peacock is the new home of WWE’s pay-per-views. The WWE network is essentially migrated to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and this is where you will see Crown Jewel 2021. Peacock has three levels: Free, Premium and Premium Plus. To view WWE content, you must have a Premium subscription. The good news is, you get $ 5 back a month, less than $ 10 for the WWE Network.
If you are outside the United States, you will see 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.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair.
- Raw Tag Team Championship:
Randy Orton and Riddle (c) vs. AJ Styles and Omos.
More matches will be announced soon. We update this article as they are.