It’s a rare Thursday daytime and that must mean WWE has headed to Saudi Arabia for the annual Crown Jewel on October 21st, and Ringside News has you covered with live play-by-play results coverage. Start time for Crown Jewel is at 11:00 AM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
Today’s PPV is absolutely stacked. Like WrestleMania stacked. And so we’ll only give you a brief rundown otherwise we’d be here all day. So the main event of Crown Jewel is the mammoth showdown between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns with the Universal Championship and Paul Heyman’s loyalty on the line. It says everything about how much Reigns has reinvented himself that this feels like a fresh match. Let us know if you think the Tribal Chief walks out of this one with his belt!
As for the rest of the card, Edge faces Seth Rollins inside Hell In A Cell; Drew McIntyre challenges Big E for the WWE Championship; Goldberg battles Bobby Lashley in a No Holds Barred match; Becky Lynch defends against the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair; hometown boy, Mansoor, faces Mustafa Ali; AJ Styles & Omos challenge RK-Bro for the RAW Tag Team Titles; and we’re getting the finals of the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown Tournaments.
That’s the preview for today’s stacked Crown Jewel show. Our live coverage will begin from 11AM right here with the Kick-Off Show. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!
Kayla Braxton is hosting the Kick-Off Show from a studio, and she’s with Peter Rosenberg and Matt Camp. They announce that the match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar is now No Disqualifications, and Goldberg Vs. Bobby Lashley is Falls Count Anywhere.
We see a video package for Drew McIntyer Vs. Big E. Kayla asks who needs this one more, to which Matt Camp says Drew is going to SmackDown and Big E needs to solidify his reign with a big victory. Rosenberg agrees and says everyone is still wondering if Big E’s Championship reign is a fluke. Meanwhile SmackDown is a fresh start for McIntyre and he can go after Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar.
The panel discuss the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown Tournaments. They hype up the women’s as a history-making match, and say Zelina Vega is an underdog here who could surprise everyone. As for the King of the Ring, Finn Balor and Xavier Woods have never wrestled and they both want this very badly. Woods literally became a WWE Superstar because of his love for King of the Ring and no-one wants it more than him. He’s the sentimental favourite.
Goldber Vs. Lashley is up next and Rosenberg says he stands by Bobby because Gage did jump in the ring and attack him. Camp says this is personal and Lashley needs to forget about character assissnations and worry about an angry Goldberg. Rosenberg says MVP is out and that’s a factor, but Goldberg’s time is done and Lashley is the most dominant man in WWE.
Kayla Braxton walks back the announcement of Roman Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar as a No Disqualifications match, she says neither man want that so it’s back to being a normal match.
Paul Heyman is interviewed backstage and asked about the Universal Championship match and Kevin Patrick asks if Heyman did go over the contract with Lesnar but Heyman says he hopes he gets fired. Heyman says he will walk down to the ring with his Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, and he will walk back to the locker room with the reigning, defending, undispited WWE Universal Champion… but he didn’t say who.
Jey Uso grabs a headlock on Cedric Alexander and the fans are super into The Uso’s. Jey ducks under Cedric and hits a back suplex for a one-count. Benjamin causes a distraction and Cedric takes advantage. Benjamin tags in and beats Jey in the corner. The Hurt Business stay in control and isolate Jey for several minutes, targeting his left arm. Jimmy finally gets the tag and runs over Cedric with clotheslines and hits a pop-up slam for a two-count.
Jimmy connects with a hip attack for a near-fall. Benjamin hits a cheap shot to Jimmy and Alexander lands a brainbuster for a near-fall. Shelton tags in and hits a knee, followed by an Angle Slam but Jey breaks the pin. Cedric returns and Jey hits him with a superkick. Benjamin catches Jimmy with Paydirt for a near-fall. Jey tags in and they double superkick Shelton, then Alexnader as well. USo Splash from Jey wins the match.
The panel debate Edge Vs. Seth Rollins. Rosenberg says Seth has played the game Edge was famous for playing. It’s got so personal and Rollins seems to have the upper hand. Edge choosing a Hell In A Cell seems like an emotional decision for someone with neck injuries. Rollins is a sly fox and bated Edge into this, but maybe Edge’s sheer rage will be enough for him to put this to bed.
That’s it for the Crown Jewel Kick-Off Show. The main show is starting right now, just hit that rerfresh link below for the latest results. Enjoy!
Crown Jewel 2021 opens with a video package, then we go live to the Mohammed Abdu Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The bell rings and Edge runs Rollins into the corner and punches him. Seth kicks Edge but gets caught with a stun gun and a big boot. Seth goes to the apron and snaps Edge’s neck on it, then hits a springboard knee. Rollins attempts a suicide dive but Edge avoids it and he crashes into the cage. Edge gets some chairs and puts them in the ring, then slams Rollins for a two-count. Seth dropkicks Edge out of the ring and goes out to get a weapon but Edge knocks him into the Cell.
Edge gets Seth back inside and beats him in the corner. Rollins gets hold of a chair and hits Edge in the back. Seth batters Edge with the chair over and over, then puts one under his head. Rollins looks for a Con-Chair-To but Edge trips him. Edge gets a crossface on Seth but Rollins grabs the steel bar from the chair and jabs Edge in the face with it. Rollins throws a chair at Edge, then punches it into his face. Seth goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near-fall.
Rollins sets-up a table at ringside and wants to powerbomb Edge over the ropes through it, but the Rated-R Superstar punches out. Rollins hits an Unprettier for a near-fall. Rollins goes to the top rope for a but Edge shoves him into the cage wall and Rollins crashes through the table below. Crazy bump! Edge gets Rollins back in the ring and pins him… but he kicks out! Edge brings the steel steps into the ring. Edge drags Rollins onto the steps and hits an Edgecution!
Seth is lying on the steps and Edge goes to the top rope with a chair, then hits an elbow drop using the chair. Edge crawls around the steps and pins but again Seth kicks out. Edge wants a spear but Rollins counters with a Pedigree for a near-fall! Rollins wants the Stomp but Edge catches him with a buckle bomb, then the spear for another near-fall! Edge brings a ladder and a table into the ring and leans the ladder in the corner, but Rollins Irish whips him into it.
Seth lays Edge on it before and climbs the ladder, but Edge climbs up the other side. They fight on the ladder until Seth hits a sunset flip powerbomb through the table for a near-fall! Rollins can’t believe it. He goes out and throws a toolbag inside, but sees Edge out of it, so goes in and superkicks him. Rollins lands a few more Avada Kedavra, then wraps a steel chain around hit boot. Seth kicks Edge in the face with the chained foot.
Rollins looks for the Stomp on a chair but Edge counters by jamming the chair into his groin. Edge lands some superkicks of his own, then takes the chain off his boot and uses it to choke Rollins. Edge switches to a wrench from the toolbag and applies a crossface but let’s go as Seth is about to tap. Edge slides a chair under Seth’s head and hits the Stomp for the win!
Hometown boy Mansoor got a big reaction. They lock-up and Mansoor takes him down with a side headlock. Ali grabs a wrist and keeps Mansoor down for a moment, but then Mansoor turns the tables. Ali rolls outside to regroup, then backs Mansoor into the corner and chops him. Mansoor chops him back a few times but Ali avoids a clothesline and slips out of the ring again. Mansoor dives through the ropes with a dropkick to Ali.
Mansoor gets on the apron but Ali pulls the apron to trip him and Mansoor hits the apron hard. Ali slams Mansoor into the barricade, then gets him back inside. Mansoor counters a suplex but Ali catches him with a springboard tornado DDT for a two-count. Ali kicks Mansoor in the chest and berates him. Mansoor catches a kick and lands some right hands and an enziguiri, then a spinebuster. Mansoor stomps Ali in the corner, then catches him with a huge clothesline.
Ali rolls outside and Mansoor looks for a suicive dive but gets dropkicked in mid-air. Ali goes up top and jumps for a 450 but nobody’s home. Mansoor hits a belly-to-belly into the buckles, then goes up top and hits a moonsault for a near-fall. Ali’s kick-out took him right into a submission and Mansoor crawls to the bottom rope. Mustafa attempts another 450 but again Mansoor avoids it, then hits a spinning neckbreaker over the ropes for the win!
Ali attacks Mansoor as he’s celebrating after the match. Ali stomps him in the corner and chokes him with a boot. Music plays and out comes an unknwon man wearing a karate gi and a hijab. The man gets in the ring and nobody knows who he is. The man takes his hijab off and it’s Tareg Hamedi – the man who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics for Saudi Arabia. He kicks Ali in the head and helps Mansoor to his feet. The fans loved it.
AJ Styles and Omos come out to huge reactions from the Saudi fans. Randy Orton is out next and he waits for Riddle on the stage. Orton gets angry when Riddle doesn’t appear, but then Riddle comes out on a camel! Riddle rides the camel to the ring while singing Orton’s music and Randy shows no emotion.
We start with Riddle and Styles and the Bro attacks AJ in the corner with repeated chest kicks. Randy tags in does a methodical beatdown of AJ, before tagging Riddle and flipping him onto AJ for a Broton. Riddle lifts AJ in a gutwrench and spins around in circles before suplexing him. Omos tags in and Riddle jumps at him but gets swatted. Omos grabs Riddle but he slips away and tags Randy, who slowly gets in the ring.
Omos eats some right hands before dropping Orton with a shoulder. Omos lifts Orton by his ear, then scoops him up for snake eyes. Omos tags AJ, who stomps Orton and connects with a dropkick for a near-fall. Riddle tags in and shoulders AJ, then hits an overhead kick and an exploder suplex. AJ avoids a moonsault but gets caught with a Broton. AJ counters Riddle and hits a Pele kick. Riddle counters the Styles Clash and they exchange strikes until Riddle hits a switch knee.
Orton tags back in and tosses AJ into Omos, then hits the snap powerslam. Orton wants the draping DDT but Omos grabs him. Riddle grabs Omos on the apron, allowing Orton to snap him on the top rope and he falls to the floor. AJ then knocks Randy back and springboards at him but gets caught with an RKO! Riddle goes up top and hits the floating Bro for the win!
Kevin Patrick interviews Becky Lynch backstage. He asks if she’s nervous and Becky says she expected more from him, seeing as they go back to the old country. Patrick says she could lose without being pinned tonight and she says she knows how a Triple Threat works. Either Bianca or Sasha could weasle their way to getting her belt, but tonight the Champ will remind everyone who she is.
The two women come face-to-face and talk trash, then Doudrop shoves Vega over. Vega lands some leg kicks but Doudrop catches one and headbutts her. Vega snaps Doudrop on the rope and goes up top. Doudrop catches Vega and clubs her down. Doudrop steamrolls Vega but gets caught with a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a near-fall. Vega kicks Doudrop in the corner, then climbs on her back with a sleeper. Doudrop runs her into the buckles to break free.
Vega wants Code Red but Doudrop counters and clotheslines her. Doudrop misses a cannonball, then Vega hits a Codebreaker and slowly drags Doudrop out for a near-fall. Vega wants another tilt-a-whirl but gets caught with a sidewalk slam. Doudrop grabs the leg but Vega holds onto the bottom rope, so Doudrop throws her up in the air. Doudrop hits a senton for a near-fall. Doudrop looks for the low crossbody but Zelina avoids it and hits Code Red for the win!
Before the match gets underway, Lashley turns his back, pulls a chain from his pocket, and wraps it around his first. Goldberg storms Lashley and punches him over and over, then Lashley decks him with the chained first. Lashley sends him into the ring post, then beats Goldberg with the chain and he gets bust open. Lashley goes out and brings a chair inside to hit Goldberg several times. Goldberg is sent into the ring post again, then Lashley puts a table in the ring.
Lashley attacks the injured knee of Goldberg, leans a table in the corner, then hits a running tackle to the knee. Lashley wraps a chair aaround the leg and stomps it, then climbs to the middle rope and jumps on the chair! Lashley waits, then runs for a spear but Goldberg moves and he crashes through the table in the corner! Goldberg hits a spear, then the Jackhammer! Goldberg takes his gloves off and sends Lashley outside. Goldberg spears Lashley through the barricade and tells him he’s dead.
Lashley gets his head slammed into the announce desk, then sets him onto the steel steps. Goldberg lifts the top of the steps and tries to kill Lashley but he rolls out of the way. Lashley heads up the ramp and Goldberg walks after him. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin come out with Kendo sticks. They run at Goldber and both get dropped, then both men stand on the ramp with Kendo sticks. Goldberg catches Bobby in the gut, then the back. Goldberg breaks the stick over his knee, then spears Lashley off the ramp for the win!
They lock-up after a fist-bump and Woods takes a wristlock. Balor changes to a side headlock takeover. Woods fights up but Balor hits a snapmare and takes a sleeper. Woods jumps out and hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Woods wants a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and htis a dropkick for a one-count. Balor applies a sleeper but Xavier counters with a back suplex, only for Finn to hold onto the submission. Woods sends Balor to the ropes and catches him with a leg lariat.
Drop toe hold sends Finn onto the middle rope and Woods knocks him back. Woods jumps at Balor but gets tripped and Balor connects with a double stomp. They trade chops and punches until Balor hits a elbow drop slam. Balor lands the slingblade, then wants the shotgun dropkick but Xavier hits a superkick. Woods with punches and chops but Balor fires back with an overhead kick and both men are down.
Balor lands some 12-6 elbow strikes and wants 1916 but Woods rolls him up for a near-fall. Woods goes to the top rope but Balor hits an enziguiri and he falls off. Balor goes up top but Woods climbs up with him and hits a superplex for a near-fall. Woods goes up top for the springboard elbow but Balor gets his knees up. Balor hits the slingblade, shotgun dropkick, and jumps for Coup de Grace but Xavier moves. Woods with an enziguiri and a gutbuster suplex, then goes back up and hits the flying elbow drop for the win!
They lock-up and struggle to a stalemate. Drew catches Big E with some arm-drags and takes an arm. They fight out of the ring and McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly on the floor. Drew gets Big E back inside and hits a Russian leg sweep into a unique pin for two. McIntyre catches Big E with a spinebuster for a near-fall. Big E hits some belly-to-bellies of his own but McIntyre gets back in control. McIntyre wants a Future Shock but Big counters and hits a big splash.
McIntyre reverses the Big Ending and lands a Michonoku driver for a near-fall. McIntyre goes to the top rope and jumps but Big E avoids it and catches him with an STO. Drew hits a Glasgow kiss but Big E gets him in a backslide for a near-fall. Drew catches him with a Future Shock but Big E kicks out. McIntyre looks for the Claymore but Big E catches him with a stretch muffler! Drew eventually escapes, only for Big E to catch him with a Big Ending… but McIntyre kicks out!
Big E puts McIntyre on the top rope and wants a Bigger Ending but Drew fights him off. McIntyre hits a top-rope bulldog for a near-fall. McIntyre wants the Claymore but Big E ducks it. Drew rolls to the apron and Big E looks to spear him but McIntyre catches him with a Claymore… near-fall! Drew hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline but Big E grabs a tilt-a-whirl into the Big Ending for the win!
Lynch gets knocked from the ring, allowing Belair and Banks to trade blows. Belair literally does a one-handed military press on Sasha! Becky drags Belair outside and sends her into the barricade. Banks rolls-up Becky for a two, then an arm-drag into a pin but Lynch bridges out. Belair returns and drops Becky, then beats Banks in the corner. Banks catches Bianca with a hurricanrana sending her into Becky. Sasha hits both women with double knees in the corner.
Belair lifts Banks on her shoulders but Lynch its her with a dropkick to send both women flying. Banks is thrown from the ring and Lynch goes to work on Bianca, catching a kick and landing a bulldog. Lynch hits a leg drop to Sasha as she comes through the ropes. Lynch talks trash as she beats both women around. She get caught by Banks and Belair, who throws her into the buckles. Banks and Belair then go back-and-forth and Bianca catches Sasha with a dropkick. Banks counters a suplex to hit one of her own, then into the Three Amigoes.
Banks hits Lynch with knees in the corner, but Belair shoves her out of the ring. Becky and Belair trade reversals and pin attempts. Belair hits a gutbuster and wants a frog splash but Lynch gets her knees up. Banks tries to roll-up Belair but she stays on her feet and deadlift suplexes Becky! Belair attempts a handspring moonsault but both women move, then both apply submission to Bianca. Banks attacks Becky and gets her in the Bank Statement but Belair moonsualt both of them!
Becky rolls out and Banks hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors to Belair for a two-count. Sasha grabs the hair and pulls it a few times before kicking her. Belair uses the hair to flip Sasha over and pin her but Becky breaks it up. Lynch attacks Belair in the corner, then hits the Manhandle Slam to Banks, only for Bianca to break it up. Becky attempts one on Belair but she counters. Becky sendher to the apron and drills her with forearms, then climbs the ropes but Banks knocks Lynch off to the floor.
Banks knees Belair, then slides under her legs and looks to powerbomb her on the floor. Belair flips off backwards and lands on her feet, then Becky takes both out with a crossbody! Lynch gets both in the ring and gets them both in the Dis-Arm-Her! Belair manages to stand up with Lynch on one shoulder and Banks on the other! She hits the K.O.D to Lynch but Banks tosses her out of the ring. Lynch then rolls-up Banks and holds the ropes for the win!
We see a commercial for NXT Halloween Havoc. This show takes place this Tuesday night and we’ll have coverage right here on Ringside News. Before that however, we’ll also have live results for SmacDown and AEW Rampage tomorrow, AEW Dynamite on Saturday, and RAW on Monday.
As for now, it’s main event time. We get a video package for the Universal Championship match, then out comes the Champ and the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns, flanked by Paul Heyman.
The bell rings and they tussle for control with Roman forcing Brock to the corner but getting shoved off. Brock forearms Roman down and wants a German suplex but Reigns grabs the ropes. Roman lands some right hands and uppercuts but Brock runs him into the corner and shoulders him. Reigns again grabs the ropes again to avoid the German suplex but Brock then ducks a punch and finally hits one.
Lesnar wants another but Roman holds onto the ropes, so Brock shoulders him and kicks him down. Roman rolls outside and tries to drag Brock out but gets kicked back into the barricade. Lesnar lifts Roman up but he grabs the rpes so Brock tosses him into the ring – on the way in Roman legit poked Lesnar in the eye and he pauses on the floor for a minute. Brock gets on the apron but Roman Superman punches him off, then dives over the ropes onto him!
Reigns gets Lesnar back inside and connects with a Spear but the Beast kicks out! Roman then hits a Superman punch, and another and Brock is stumbling. Reigns lines-up a Spear but Lesnar leap-frogs him and Roman hits the turnbuckle! Brock hits Roman with a German suplex, then three more! Lesnar mocks Roman’s roar, then lifts him onto his shoulders for an F5 but the Chief kicks out! Lesnar slowly lifts Reigns up for another F5 but Roman slides into a guillotine! Lesnar fades but then quickly spinebusters Roman to break the hold.
Lesnar attempts the F5 again but he throws Roman right into the referee! Brock pins but the referee is dead. Lesnar is furious and he lifts the referee up by the belt and drops him but he rolls from the ring. Brock turns around and Roman hits a Spear! Both men are down and Heyman tosses the Universal Championship into the ring and says “you know what to do”. Both Roman and Brock grab the belt but Lesnar rips it away, only to get caught with superkicks by Jimmy and Jey Uso! Reigns hits Brock with the Universal Title and another refereee appears to count the pinfall!
After the match The Bloodline quickly retreat up the ramp and Paul Heyman looks shocked and scared, like that wasn’t the ending he expected. Brock is left alone in the ring, staring angrily after the Tribal Chief.
That’s it for WWE Crown Jewel 2021. We’ll have all the coverage of the fallout on SmackDown right here tomorrow night, as well as AEW Rampage results. Until then, stay safe!