The WWE will certainly return to pay-per-view today with Crown Jewel coming live from Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The program will start at midday ET and also will certainly be streamed on Peacock.
A lot has taken place in the buildup to this occasion and we need to obtain a rather strong show on the whole. If you have not focused on Raw or Smackdown over the past month, we’ll obtain you caught up with exactly how these Crown Jewel matches came to be below.
Crown Jewel 2022 stories
Undeniable WWE Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Logan Paul
This marquee title face-off came about in September when Reigns went on Paul’s ‘Impulsive’ podcast and the two began trading jabs on social media afterwards. A suit for Crown Jewel was made official later that week as well as the two joined an interview in Las Vegas to advertise the clash.
Over the past month, both have actually cut coupons on Friday Evening Smackdown and also have also come face-to-face a couple of times. The emphasis has been on the underdog Paul touchdown just one lucky strike to draw the distress, demonstrating that when laying out Jey Uso a few weeks ago. The champ, subsequently, has swung off any kind of worry over shedding to the social media sites star, highlighting that his two-year regime of supremacy will proceed.
Raw Ladies’s Champion – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley (Last Woman Standing match).
Belair as well as Bayley have been feuding because SummerSlam, with Belair partnering with Alexa Bliss and Asuka to fight Bayley’s Damages CTRL faction of Iyo Skies and also Dakota Kai. Both clashed in a ladder match at Extreme Rules last month, a match where the champ preserved her title.
That setback really did not discourage Bayley just like the aid of Nikki Cross, she got a pinfall success over Bel Air on Monday Evening Raw a few weeks ago. That set up this title showdown where whoever can put their challenger down for a 10-count will be stated the victor.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley.
This epic employer fight came about the evening after Extreme Rules last month when Lesnar made a shock return and also assaulted Lashley, who was ready to defend his United States Champion against Seth Rollins that night. A hurt Lashley wound up losing the title, setting in motion for him to exact retribution on the “Monster”.
In recent weeks, the two have actually gotten into pull-apart quarrels on the program as each has tried to establish supremacy heading right into Crown Jewel. This will certainly be the 2nd time they have actually competed on ppv this year, the very first coming at the Royal Rumble in January.
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross (Steel cage match).
Kross has actually targeted McIntyre with various assaults since debuting on Friday Evening Smackdown a couple of months ago. They performed in a strap suit at Extreme Rules as well as with the help of Scarlett macing McIntyre in the face, Kross got the success.
The beginner was scheduled to participate in a No. 1 challenger’s suit for the Intercontinental Championship, complying with the week before McIntyre assaulted him in the parking lot and rendered him incapable of competing. From there, this steel cage suit was set up as the blowoff for this fight.
Various other suits.
Alexa Happiness as well as Asuka recorded the WWE Female’s Tag Team Champion from Iyo Sky and also Dakota Kai during this past episode of Raw. They’ll run back in a rematch.
The Usos together with the remainder of the Bloodline have actually targeted the Brawling Brutes in recent weeks, placing Sheamus on the shelf with a harsh assault. Butch as well as Ridge Holland have actually sworn to avenge their leader as well as will certainly attempt to dethrone the Usos for the WWE Tag Group Champion at Crown Jewel.
Braun Strowman has actually been on a rampage considering returning to WWE in recent weeks and also Omos has actually stepped up to test the “Monster Amongst Men”. Both have attempted to beguile each other in current weeks and we’ll see these two titans finally clash.
The Judgement Day has hit one more piece of equipment in recent weeks with the enhancement of Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley going back to action. A.J. Styles recently returned to continue the fight versus the faction and also restored Karl Anderson and Luke Hanging to reform the O.C. These two groups will certainly clash in a six-man tag team match in Saudi Arabia.