Roman Reigns and Logan Paul are touching down in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Nov. 5. The undisputed WWE common championship is on the road because the superstars of WWE make the lengthy flight over for the Crown Jewel PPV occasion.
WWE’s Crown Jewel occasions are infamous for recruiting legends and outsiders for uncommon appearances, for higher or worse. Shawn Michaels, Triple H, The Undertaker, Goldberg, Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez have all beforehand appeared on the present. The 2022 version takes a extra measured, story-driven method but options Reigns defending his world title in opposition to social media celebrity Paul. The predominant occasion is constructed round Paul’s want to one-up his exhibition boxing match in opposition to Floyd Mayweather and the potential that he can land one fortunate shot on Reigns. Paul impressed in performances at WrestleMania 38 and SummerSlam, however few anticipated him to obtain a predominant occasion title shot so quickly.
Also on the cardboard is a real-life recreation of Godzilla vs. Kong. Two of WWE’s largest superstars, Braun Strowman and Omos, will take a look at the sturdiness of the ring after they alternate blows on Saturday. Other notable matches embody Raw ladies’s champion Bianca Belair vs. Bayley in a Last Woman Standing match, and Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross in a metal cage.
Take a glance beneath on the confirmed and predicted matches.
2022 WWE Crown Jewel matches
Undisputed WWE common championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Logan Paul: Paul made his first look since SummerSlam on an episode of SmackDown in September. Paul set his sights on the highest and challenged Reigns. WWE hosted a press convention in Las Vegas on Sept. 17 that formally set the groundwork for Crown Jewel’s predominant occasion. Paul and The Bloodline have repeatedly traded barbs on episodes of SmackDown since.
The O.C. (A.J. Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) vs. Judgement Day (Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Dominick Mysterio): Balor had spent weeks trying to recruit his outdated pal Styles into Judgement Day. The villainous group gave Styles an ultimatum on Raw: both you are with them or in opposition to them. Styles appeared and feigned allegiance to Balor. It was all a ruse to welcome Anderson and Gallows again into the fold. The two factions, every boasting Bullet Club alumni, will meet in a six-man tag crew match.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley: There is unfinished enterprise between Lesnar and Lashley. The two collided on the 2022 Royal Rumble in a WWE championship match that left one thing to be desired. Lashley emerged victorious to kickstart his second reign as WWE champion. Lesnar has not forgotten the style of defeat. The former UFC champion made an sudden return to Raw and leveled Lashley. The affect of the assault left Lashley susceptible in his United States championship protection that very same night. Seth Rollins usurped the title from Lashley and prevented backlash as Lashley targeted on Lesnar.
Braun Strowman vs. Omos: Much like Thanos vs. Galactus, there’s solely room for one destroyer within the WWE universe. Omos, flanked by his supervisor MVP, made it clear that Strowman was a goal. Strowman formally challenged Omos on the Oct. 21 episode of SmackDown. Omos seems to have the higher hand, effortlessly shoving Strowman out of the ring within the first bodily encounter between the 2.
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross (Steel cage match): McIntyre is on the warpath. Kross and Scarlett have repeatedly ambushed McIntyre for the reason that duo returned to WWE in August. McIntyre was on the verge of defeating Kross in a strap match at Extreme Rules earlier than Scarlett sprayed mace in McIntyre’s eyes. Tensions boiled over the next week on SmackDown after McIntyre laid out Kross with a automobile door. All this results in a metal cage match at Crown Jewel that intends to chop off Kross from his lifeline Scarlett.
Undisputed tag crew championship — The Usos (c) vs. Brawling Brutes (Butch and Ridge Holland): The Bloodline kicked their feud with the Brawling Brutes into overdrive on the Oct. 21 episode of SmackDown. After burying Butch and Holland beneath an announcer’s desk, The Bloodline brutally attacked Sheamus’ left arm with two metal chairs. The severity of the assault ought to theoretically write Sheamus off TV and buoy a motivated Butch and Holland. This must be a enjoyable follow-up to their strong tag crew title match on the Sept. 23 episode of SmackDown.
Raw ladies’s championship — Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley (Last Man Standing match): WWE introduced a Raw ladies’s championship match between Bayley and Belair The reserving comes after Bayley defeated Belair in a non-title match on the Oct. 24 episode of Monday Night Raw. Belair seemed prime to defeat Bayley earlier than Nikki Cross interfered and attacked everybody, opening the door for Bayley to capitalize.
Women’s tag crew championship — Asuka & Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Damage CTRL: Asuka and Bliss beat Dakota Kai and IYO SKY on Raw to win the titles, now the previous champions get their rematch at Crown Jewel. The two sides have had a number of prior run-ins with Asuka and Bliss backing Bianca Belair and Damage CTRL backing their chief, Bayley.
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