WWE Crown Jewel, second pay-per-view event in Saudi Arabia this year, has earned more controversy than excitement for the matches on offer. Unlike the previous event (WWE Greatest Royal Rumble), Crown Jewel has needed the WWE to clarify their position on hosting of event in Riyadh following the killing of a journalist allegedly by the Saudi government. It has resulted in John Cena and Daniel Bryan pulling out from competing. Cena was replaced in the World Cup match by Bobby Lashley on Monday night’s WWE Raw. A night later, on Smackdown, Bryan lost his match to AJ Styles and his place was taken by Samoa Joe in the title match.
The event, however, promises plenty with two world title matches, in-ring return of Shawn Michaels and a unique eight-man World Cup tournament.
The event will take place inside the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. WWE Crown Jewel will begin at 9.30 PM IST on Friday with the show expected to last anywhere from 3.5-4 hours, not including the kickoff show, which starts an hour prior to the main card.
WWE Crown Jewel match list
WWE Kickoff pre-show: Rusev vs. WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
Vacant WWE Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Title Match: Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match: The New Day vs. The Bar with Big Show
WWE World Cup (One-Night Eight-Man Tournament)
RAW First Round: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kurt Angle, Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins
SmackDown First Round: Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz
DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)
What time does WWE Crown Jewel start?
WWE Crown Jewel will start at 9:30 PM IST. The kickoff show, for the United States Championship, will start at 8:30 PM.
Where is WWE Crown Jewel taking place?
WWE Crown Jewel will take place at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Which channel will live telecast WWE Crown Jewel?
WWE Crown Jewel will have a live telecast on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD (both English) and Ten 3, Ten 3 HD (both Hindi).
How to watch the live streaming of WWE Crown Jewel?
The live streaming of WWE Crown Jewel will be available on Sony Liv app and WWE app. You can follow live updates of WWE Crown Jewel on IndianExpress.com.