The WWE has once again set up shop in Saudi Arabia this weekend with Crown Jewel coming live from Mohammed Abdu Arena in Riyadh. The show will start at 1 p.m. ET and will be streamed on Peacock.
You will only be able to watch Crown Jewel via Peacock. The streaming service is $6 per month for its regular service and $12 a month for its premium plus service with no ads. You can access Peacock on Apple and Google devices, as well as the various Xbox One platforms, through Xfinity X1 and Flex and VIZIO and LG smart TVs.
The main event of the show will feature undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns putting his title on the line against L.A. Knight. At Fastlane last month, Knight and John Cena defeated Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso in tag team action. On the Smackdown afterwards, Cena acknowledged Reigns in a promo segment while also endorsing Knight as the next challenger for the title. Since then, the long-reigning champ has tried to downplay Knight as a credible threat while the upstart has emphasized that Reigns has never seen anything like him.
Back to Cena, he will step back into the ring today when going one-on-one with the aforementioned Sikoa. The 16-time world champion brought up the fact that he hasn’t won a televised singles match since 2018 and has declared this match a must-win for him. Bloodline special counsel Paul Heyman emphasized to Cena that Sikoa could take away his ability to speak and communicate with one Samoan Spike to the throat.
On the Raw side of things, World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins will defend his title against Drew McIntyre today. Last month, McIntyre straight up challenged Rollins to a title match at Crown Jewel and the champ accepted. This is the Scottish superstar’s first crack at a world title since last year’s Clash at the Castle ppv in Wales and he’s still embittered over what the Bloodline did to him. Rollins has grown tired of McIntyre’s whiny attitude as of late and told him that he’ll have no excuses if he loses this title fight. An interesting undercurrent to this story has been Rhea Ripley actively recruiting McIntyre for an alliance with the Judgement Day. We’ll see if that plays an a role in the outcome of this match.
Logan Paul will step into the squared circle once again when he challenges Rey Mysterio for the United States Championship today. After defeating MMA fight Dillon Danis in a boxing match last month, Paul openly called out the WWE Hall of Famer and challenged him to a title match. He appeared on Smackdown the following week, where Mysterio accepted the offer. Paul has impressed in the few matches he’s had over the past year-and-a-half, so we’ll see if he can capture his first title tonight.
Also on the show, WWE Women’s Champion Iyo Sky will defend her title against Bianca Belair. We’ll also get Ripley defending the Women’s World Championship in a fatal five-way match.
Full list of matches*
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs. L.A. Knight
World Heavyweight Championship - Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
WWE Women’s Championship - Iyo Sky (c) w/ Damage CTRL vs. Bianca Belair
Women’s World Championship - Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Zoey Stark
United States Championship - Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Logan Paul
Cody Rhodes vs. Damian Priest
John Cena vs. Solo Sikoa
Sami Zayn vs. JD McDonagh
*Card subject to change