UPDATE 10/30: The WWE announced the first-ever women’s match between Lacey Evans and Natalya.
The WWE is getting ready for its next pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia with the 2019 Crown Jewel show.
While these Saudi shows are usually just showcases for veteran and returning WWE superstars, this year’s show has a couple of championship matches that could feasibly change SmackDown and Monday Night RAW.
Here’s every match confirmed for the Crown Jewel pay-per-view with some background on each fight.
WWE CROWN JEWEL 2019 CARD
BROCK LESNAR (c) vs CAIN VELASQUEZ – WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Brock Lesnar surprised the WWE Universe by squashing Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Championship on the premiere episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
Cain Velasquez, the man who defeated Lesnar in the UFC, arrived in the WWE to take out Brock and is now aiming for the WWE Championship. Lesnar got the jump on Velasquez and the Mysterio family in recent weeks but can “The Beast” avenge his UFC loss, or will Velasquez continue to have Brock’s number?
SETH ROLLINS (c) vs “THE FIEND” BRAY WYATT – FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Rollins and Wyatt had a disappointing end to their match at Hell in a Cell, and now they will go at it again in a Falls Count Anywhere match where the bout won’t be stopped.
Seth has tried to “take out” Bray Wyatt by burning down the Firefly Fun House, but that doesn’t seem to have affected “The Fiend’s” power. Can the Universal Champion survive this latest bout with Wyatt, or will “The Fiend” be the latest champion?
BRAUN STROWMAN vs TYSON FURY
Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury appeared on the premiere episode of Friday Night SmackDown, and he had a run in with Braun Strowman. Fury felt disrespected by Strowman when the “Monster Among Men” threw Dolph Ziggler at the boxing champ. Now the two behemoths will fight at Crown Jewel to determine who is the better big man.
TEAM HOGAN vs TEAM FLAIR
Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair want to see who is better, and to do that they have assembled teams of five to fight in their place. Both sides have assembled a group of veteran and new wrestlers, but who will win?
Here’s who will fight on each side:
- Team Hogan: Roman Reigns, Shorty G, Ali, Ricochet, Rusev
- Team Flair: Randy Orton, King Corbin, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura
TAG TEAM TURMOIL
This year’s Crown Jewel will be the site of the largest Tag Team Turmoil match in WWE history. The match will pit tag teams from both brands, including both champions, to determine the best tag team on the globe.
Here’s who is scheduled to participate:
- New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E)
- The Revival
- Viking Raiders
- Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
- Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
- Heavy Machinery
- The OC
- Lucha House Party
MANSOOR vs CESARO
Mansoor won the Battle Royal at last year’s Crown Jewel, but, in Thursday’s event, the Saudi-native will take on Cesaro in one-on-one action. While Mansoor was able to withstand a large number of superstars, will he be able to take on the former tag team champion?
US CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE ROYAL
AJ Styles will defend his US Championship on Thursday, but his opponent will be determined via a 20-man battle royal. The match will take place during the kickoff show, and the winner will have to fight the “Phenomenal One” later on in the show.
Here are the 20 confirmed participants for the battle royal:
- Apollo Crews
- No Way Jose
- Erick Rowan
- Mojo Rawley
- Humberto Carillo
- Shelton Benjamin
- Akira Tozawa
- Sin Cara
- Buddy Murphy
- Luke Harper
- Eric Young
- Sunil Singh
- The Brian Kendrick
- Cedric Alexander
- Tony Nese
- Titus O’Neil
- Drake Maverick
- Heath Slater
NATALYA vs LACEY EVANS
A last-minute addition to the card, Natalya and Lacey Evans will make history by being the first women to have a match in Saudi Arabia. Both women have faced each other multiple times over the last month so they know each other very well.
They were last seen teaming together against the Women’s Tag Team Champions, The Kabuki Warriors.
WWE Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network Thursday, October 31 at 1 p.m. EDT.
What do you think of this show and the card? Let us know in the comments section.
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