We discuss the main plots you should be aware of heading to Crown Jewel on November 5.
The WWE returns to pay-per-view today, with Crown Jewel coming live from Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The show starts at 12 noon ET and will stream on Peacock.
Many things happened during the lead-up to the event, and it should be a decent event overall. If you’ve not been paying attention to the Raw or Smackdown over the months and a half, we’ll hook you on the way this Crown Jewel matches came to be. Read on for more.
Crown Jewel 2022 storylines
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Roman Reigns (c) in a match against. Logan Paul
The title showdown for the marquee began in September after Reigns appeared on Paul’s “Impulsive podcast. The two began trading jabs on social media afterward. The match between the two Crown Jewel was made official on the same day and both of them attended an event in Las Vegas to promote the showdown.
In the last month, they have both produced promos on Friday Night Smackdown and have even met a couple of times. The focus is on the weaker Paul getting just one punch to win the fight as he laid out Jey Uso just a few weeks ago. The champion, on the other hand, has brushed aside any worries about defeating the internet star, insisting that his two-year run of dominance will not end.
Raw Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) against. Bayley (Last Woman Standing match)
Belair Bayley and Bayley have been fighting since SummerSlam in the summer of 2012, with Belair working along with Alexa Bliss, and Asuka to fight Bayley’s Damage CTRL faction, which includes Iyo Sky as well as Dakota Kai. They fought in an event called a ladder in Extreme Rules last month, an event in which the champion kept her title.
This setback didn’t stop Bayley because, with the help of Nikki Cross, she picked an impressive pinfall win against Belair in Tuesday Night Raw a few weeks back. This set the stage for the title match where the first person who is able to knock their opponent down for a 10-count is declared the winner.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
The epic hoss battle took place in the evening following Extreme Rules last month when Lesnar appeared on the scene and took on Lashley who was scheduled to fight for his United States Championship against Seth Rollins the following evening. A wounded Lashley ended up losing the title and set the stage for him to take revenge on Lashley’s “Beast”.
In recent times, the two wrestlers have engaged in fights on the show, as they have tried to establish dominance prior to Crown Jewel. This is the second time they’ve clashed on PPV this season, with one of them being the Royal Rumble in January.
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross (Steel cage match)
Kross has been targeting McIntyre by launching numerous attacks since the show’s debut at Friday Night Smackdown a few months ago. They fought in a strap match on Extreme Rules and with the assistance of Scarlett Macing McIntyre on his face Kross took the win.
The newcomer was supposed to take part in a No. 1 contender’s match at the Intercontinental Championship the following week prior to when McIntyre assaulted his opponent in the parking area and made him ineligible to participate. Then, the event in the steel cage was arranged to be the final blowoff in this fight.
- Alexa Bliss as well as Asuka took home The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship from Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai during this past episode of Raw. They’ll meet again in the match that will be a rematch.
- The Usos together with the other members of the Bloodline have been targeting The Brawling Brutes in recent weeks, placing Sheamus in the ring by launching a vicious attack. Butch And Ridge Holland have vowed to take revenge on their boss and fight to topple the Usos to claim their own WWE Tag Team Championship at Crown Jewel.
- Braun Strowman has been on the run since his return to WWE in recent months. Amos has taken the initiative to take on the “Monster of Men”. Both have attempted to take on each other in recent weeks, and they’ll eventually meet.
- It seems that Judgement Day has hit another speed in recent weeks thanks to the addition of Dominik Mysterio as well as Rhea Ripley returning to the action. A.J. Styles recently returned to carry on his battle against the faction and has brought in Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows to overhaul the O.C. The two teams will clash in a tag team six-man game in Saudi Arabia.