At first, Crown Jewel seemed like a one-match show, with Roman Reigns defending his Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar in the main event. We now know that’s far from the case as WWE is once again pulling out all its tricks for next Thursday’s show in Saudi Arabia.
In addition to that main fight, 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 fight Seth Rollins inside a Hell in a Cell cage.
The company’s shows in Saudi Arabia are mixed – the crowd is often unresponsive and flat, but the match cards are often insane. Remember: Saudi Arabia paid WWE so much money that Shawn Michaels came out of retirement in 2018. Aside from previous matches, Becky Lynch will also put her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line in a triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.
With Crown Jewel broadcasting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the start times will be different than normal. The program will air 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on oct. 21. That is 5pm UK time, which is a treat for people in the region who generally have to wait until midnight to get their fight fix. This time it is Australians who have it the most: Crown Jewel is broadcast on 3 in the AEDT.
How to watch: Peacock, WWE Network
As you probably already know, Peacock is the new home of WWE pay-per-view. WWE Network has essentially migrated to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and that’s where you’ll go to watch Crown Jewel 2021. Peacock has three tiers: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. To view WWE content, you will need a Premium subscription. The good news is that it will cost you $ 5 a month, less than the $ 10 from WWE Network.
If you are outside of the US, you will see Crown Jewel 2021 on WWE Network as usual.
- Universal Championship:
Roman Reigns (c) against Brock Lesnar.
- WWE Championship: Big E (c) vs. Drew McIntyre.
- Unrestricted: 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 Couples Championship: Randy Orton and Riddle (c) against AJ Styles and Omos.
- Finals of the King of the Ring.
- Finals of the Queen of the Ring.
- Mansoor vs. Mustafa Ali.