Only a few days have passed since the evolution of WWE, but WWE is preparing for the pay-per-view of its Crown Jewel this Friday in Saudi Arabia.
Despite the controversy surrounding the event, WWE has decided to move forward with the show. There are four confirmed matches and a scheduled tournament. Three titles will be defended in the program, and there will probably be at least one new champion coming out of Crown Jewel.
Here are all the confirmed matches in WWE Crown Jewel.
WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT
The World Cup tournament to determine the "best in the world" will occupy the most time in the pay-per-view of the Jewel of the Crown in seven different matches.
It is not clear what the winner of the tournament will win, but it seems likely that there is a trophy. SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon gave some bets to the tournament when he threatened to fire anyone who lost the RAW representative in the World Cup final.
With John Cena being eliminated from the tournament (and the show) and replaced by Bobby Lashley, here are the first round matches:
- Seth Rollins vs Bobby Lashley
- Kurt Angle vs Dolph Ziggler
- Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton
- Jeff Hardy vs Miz
THE BAR (c) vs NEW DAY – TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPIONSHIP SMACKDOWN
The Bar are the newest champions in the team division of the SmackDown brand, winning it in the New Day in SmackDown 1000, and have strengthened their faction by adding The Big Show to their ranks.
Will the New Day become six times champion?
AJ STYLES (c) vs. SAMOA JOE – WWE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTY
Originally, this match was going to be AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan, but because D. Bry did not want to work on the Saudi program, he had (and lost) his title match with AJ on SmackDown this week.
Samoa Joe attacked both AJ and Bryan after the game, establishing the match between the WWE Championship and the styles.
BRAUN STROWMAN VS BROCK LESNAR – PARTY OF THE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Roman Reigns had to renounce his Universal Title to fight leukemia, leaving the vacant championship in the direction of the Jewel of the Crown.
Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar, who was originally a Triple Threat match, will have a single singles match to determine the new main competitor on Monday Night RAW.
DX vs. BROTHERS OF DESTRUCTION
After their match in Super Show-Down in Australia, Triple H and Shawn Michaels seek revenge on Undertaker and Kane in Crown Jewel. This game marks the first time that Michaels will fight in eight years.
There is not much development for this game, but if you feel nostalgic or curious to see if Michaels still has it, you probably want to see it.
Crown Jewel will be broadcast live on WWE Network on Friday, November 2 at 12 p.m. EDT.