WWE heads back to Saudi Arabia this week for Crown Jewel. The card for this show looks discernably different from the previous three to have taken place in the Middle East. Instead of retired Superstars returning for one night only, Crown Jewel will feature a couple of big-time stars from other combat sports attempting to cross over into pro wrestling. The show goes down at 1 pm EST this Thursday, October 31, 2019, or 12 pm if you want to catch the kickoff show. As always, you'll be able to catch all the action on the WWE Network.
Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez for the WWE Championship
Brock Lesnar doesn't fear many people, but after what he did to him in UFC, Cain Velasquez is one of the few. What we're still wondering is how this match will transfer from the octagon to the ring. Velasquez has wrestled a few matches, but he wouldn't have expected a WWE Title match this early into his wrestling career. He might even leave Saudi Arabia with the title, stranger things have happened.
Seth Rollins vs Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship
Most fans will have hoped to have seen the back of this angle at Hell In A Cell but alas, here we are. Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt will do it all again at Crown Jewel in a Falls Couny Anywhere match. This time, WWE has promised that the match will not be stopped, even if it does seem as if the champ has caved The Fiend's head in with a sledgehammer.
Braun Strowman vs Tyson Fury
If how Lesnar versus Velasquez will go down has us puzzled, what exactly will happen in this match has us downright baffled. Tyson Fury has never wrestled a match in his life as far as we know. Plus, no offense to Braun Strowman, but he's not exactly the best wrestler in the world. This one will certainly be a spectacle, and we're guessing will feature a couple of pretty big haymakers.
Team Hogan vs Team Flair
WWE's previous Saudi shows have featured aging stars making ill-thought out comebacks. This match is a way around that. Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will still play big parts in the show but have each selected five Superstars to compete in a 10-person tag team match. There will be a lot going down in this match, especially since two of the ten men involved are Ali and Ricochet.
Mansoor vs Cesaro
Wondering who on Earth Mansoor is? Well, you obviously didn't watch WWE's last Saudi show. The NXT Superstar, of Saudi Arabian descent, won the multi-person battle royal which took place on the show and got quite the reaction from the fans in his home country. At Crown Jewel, Mansoor will go one-on-one with the winner of the first-ever Andre the Giant battle royal, Cesaro.
The Largest Tag Team Turmoil Match In History
If you're unfamiliar with what a Tag Team Turmoil match is exactly, it's just a gauntlet but for well, tag teams. Two teams will start in the ring and as each one loses, they will be replaced with a new team. That will continue until there is just one team left standing at which point they will be awarded the World Cup. Nine teams will compete, so this match could be a long one.
20-Man Battle Royal To Decide A Number One Contender For The United States Championship
It wouldn't be a trip to Saudi Arabia without a battle royal. This one has been considerably scaled down compared to the last one, though. Just 20 Superstars instead of 50, and there's actually something tangible on the line. A shot at AJ Styles' US Championship. Right now it's unclear whether that shot will come directly after the match, or take place on Raw once the Superstars are back in the US.