– The WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff pre-show opens live with Jackie Redmond welcoming us. She’s joined by Peter Rosenberg and Matt Camp at WWE TV studios in Stamford, CT. We get a live shot from outside of Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as fans are finding their way into the venue. Redmond and the panel go over the card for Crown Jewel now. They confirm Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley will open the show. We go to a video package for the match. Camp and Rosenberg believe Lashley will win today. We get a video for The O.C. vs. The Judgment Day now. Camp and Rosenberg both go with The Judgment Day to win.
The panel airs a video package for Omos vs. Braun Strowman now. Camp predicts Strowman to win, while Rosenberg goes with Omos. Redmond splits the prediction and goes with Strowman. We get a video for the RAW Women’s Title match now. Camp believes Bianca Belair will be the last woman standing, while Rosenberg goes with Bayley. Redmond splits the prediction with Belair. We see The Bloodline taking out Sheamus a few weeks back. Camp believes The Usos will retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles over The Brawling Brutes, and Rosenberg agrees. We get a video package for Karrion Kross vs. Drew McIntyre now. The panel goes with McIntyre to win the Steel Cage match.
Back from a break and we get video of fans at Mrsool Park in Riyadh. Redmond hypes the Crown Jewel Premium Live Event and they go over the card one more time. We get a video package and discussion for the main event now. Rosenberg dismisses the “one lucky punch” theory and Camp points to how Jake Paul will also be there. It sounds like the panel is going with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns to retain over Logan Paul. Redmond signs off and that’s it for the Crown Jewel Kickoff.
– The 2022 WWE Crown Jewel Premium Live Event opens up with a video package narrated by WWE Global Ambassador Titus O’Neil. We’re now live from Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the pyro explodes and fireworks explode over the stadium. Michael Cole welcomes us to the desert as the packed crowd cheers. Cole is joined at ringside by Wade Barrett. Cole introduces the Arabic announce team at ringside – Jude Al-Dajani and Faisal Al-Mughaisib.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
We go right to the ring for the Crown Jewel opener as Bobby Lashley makes his way out with a spotlight entrance. The pyro hits as Lashley heads to the ring, then poses in the corner as fans cheer him on. Cole sends us to a video package on this match. We come back to the ring and see Lashley pacing around. The music hits and out comes Brock Lesnar to a big pop while Mike Rome does the introductions. Lesnar is all business today. He heads to the ring as the pyro goes off.
Lesnar smiles and plays to the crowd at ringside. Lashley exits the ring and attacks from behind, sending Lesnar into the steel ring steps. Lesnar may have hurt his leg. Lashley with a Spear on the floor.
Lashley brings it in the ring and the bell hits. Lashley with another Spear. Lesnar rolls to the floor and limps around as the referee counts. Lashley follows and puts Lesnar through the timekeeper’s barrier with another Spear. Lesnar stumbles around and Lashley brings it back in as fans go wild. Lashley with another Spear for a 2 count.
Lashley goes for the Hurt Lock but Lesnar counters and launches Lashley with a big German suplex. Lesnar with a second German. Lesnar is up first, and he yells out for a pop. Lesnar with a third and bigger German suplex.
Fans want one more but Lesnar delivers the F5 in the middle of the ring instead. Lashley kicks out at 2. Lesnar sits up in frustration. Lesnar slowly gets up first, then scoops Lashley for the F5 but Lashley breaks free, then knocks Lesnar over the top rope to the floor. Lashley follows and scoops Lesnar to his shoulders, then runs him head-first into the ring post. Lashley raises his arm but gets booed it appears. Lashley brings it back in the ring and charges for the Spear but Lesnar catches him for the F5, but it’s countered. Lashley comes right back with a big Spinebuster.
Lashley poses to boos now while waiting for Lesnar to recover, stalking him. Lesnar resists but Lashley has the Hurt Lock applied in the middle of the ring now. The referee checks on Lesnar but he appears to be fading now. Lesnar starts going down to one knee as Lashley re-positions. Lesnar doesn’t want to give up and tells the referee to shut up. Lesnar slowly goes down to one knee but the hold is still applied. The referee checks Lesnar’s arm and he’s able to keep it up before the third count.
Lesnar powers to the corner, then kicks Lashley away using the top turnbuckle. While still in the Hurt Lock, Lesnar falls back onto Lashley, using his force to keep Lashley down on the mat, covering him for the pin to win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
– After the match, Lesnar is still down as his music hits. Lashley quickly gets up and he’s not happy. We go to replays. Lashley attacks Lesnar with the Hurt Lock again now. Fans boo. Lashley man-handles Lesnar down into the corner as Lesnar yells out. Lashley lets up and poses to a “you suck!” chant now while Lesnar is down and slow to recover. Lashley’s music starts up and he makes his exit. Lesnar is down on his knees, red-faced and struggling to breathe now. Lashley heads to the back while Lesnar clutches his neck, still down and trying to recover.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Dakota Kai and IYO SKY vs. Asuka and Alexa Bliss
Back from a break and out first comes Dakota Kai and IYO SKY of Damage CTRL. No sign of Bayley as she is preparing for her match. We see how they lost their titles on this week’s go-home RAW. Byron Saxton is backstage with new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Alexa Bliss, asking how confident they are in defending the titles after just winning them 5 nights ago. Bliss says they have been preparing for this moment for a while. The Bray Wyatt moth logo appears on the screen next to Bliss and fans pop. The logo distracts Bliss but she pulls it together and keeps talking about how they will retain tonight. Asuka says Damage CTRL is not ready for Asuka and Alexa. Cole mentions the past relationship between Bliss and Wyatt, mentioning Wyatt is here tonight and how that might affect Bliss. The music hits and out comes Asuka first, then Bliss. They head to the ring together.
The bell rings and Kai starts off with Bliss. They tangle and trade holds now. Kai slams Bliss by her hair, then whips her into the corner but misses the uppercut. Bliss taunts Kai, then sends her into the corner. Kai runs into an elbow. Bliss goes for a tornado DDT but Kai blocks it and sends her to the mat. Bliss with a 2 count. Kai tries for a pin but Bliss’ shoulders aren’t down.
More back and forth between Bliss and Kai with takedowns and counters. Kai rocks Bliss but Bliss sends her down face-first. Bliss lays there and smiles as Asuka cheers her on. Bliss drops Kai and stomps her face into the mat as the referee counts. SKY comes in but Bliss counters and slaps her. Asuka tags in and she faces off with SKY now. They trade holds and show each other up. SKY ducks a back-fist and rocks Asuka.
SKY with a clothesline. Asuka with a big shoulder tackle. Bliss tags in and they hit a double suplex on SKY but she counters. SKY rocks both opponents but Asuka Bulldogs SKY into Bliss’ knees. Bliss covers for 2. Kai comes in but Bliss dropkicks her. Asuka comes in and the champs clear the ring, then deliver baseball slides to their challengers at ringside. Asuka brings Kai back in, then goes to the top. Kai runs into a boot.
SKY springboards to the top and dropkicks Asuka to the floor off the top while Kai has the referee distracted. Kai sends Asuka back down and she lands hard at ringside on her knee as the referee counts. Asuka comes back in and SKY focuses on her knee now. Fans chant for Asuka now as Kai applies a leg submission. SKY pulls the rope away to prevent Asuka from breaking the hold. Asuka finally breaks it but SKY tags back in to prevent the tag. Asuka keeps fighting but SKY nails a stiff Dragon Screw leg whip and Asuka screams out. SKY keeps Asuka down as Bliss looks concerned from the apron.
Fans rally for Asuka now but SKY slams her face-first into the mat. Moe back and forth between Asuka and the champs now. She drops them both and in comes Bliss for a pop. Bliss unloads on both challengers as fans pop, hitting them both with Meteoras. Bliss with rights and a knee to the face on Kai, then kicks and strikes to SKY. Bliss with a double dropkick. Bliss with more signature offense to Kai in the middle of the ring. Bliss with the tornado DDT to Kai for a 2 count as SKY breaks the pin up. SKY tags in, counters Bliss and hits the double underhook backbreaker. SKY goes to the top but Bliss grabs her leg. Bliss sends SKY down face-first, then hits a Code Red for a close 2 count. Bliss goes to the top but SKY cuts her off. SKY climbs up but Kai joins her for a double superplex.
Asuka limps in and slams them all to the mat. Asuka comes in with a missile dropkick to Kai for a close 2 count. Asuka unloads on Kai with strikes now. Asuka with a Codebreaker. Asuka yells out but misses the Hip Attack and gets stuck on the ropes. Kai attacks but Asuka counters and hits a German suplex for a 2 count. Asuka cries out in frustration but fans chant her name. Asuka charges and Kai sends her face-first into the second turnbuckle. Kai with the running big boot in the corner to Asuka for a 2 count.
Kai is ready for this to be over now. She scoops Asuka but Asuka slides free, then rocks her with a roundhouse kick. Bliss tags in and goes to the top but SKY taunts her from the apron. Bliss hits Twisted Bliss but Kai gets her knees up. SKY drops Asuka from the apron to the floor. Asuka dodges the moonsault from the apron, then nails a GTS to SKY at ringside. Bliss tangles with Kai and nails her DDT.
Bliss goes up for Twisted Bliss but the referee is distracted by Asuka and SKY trying to get back into the ring. Nikki Cross runs in and drops Bliss from the top to the mat on her head. Kai ends up covering for the pin to win the titles while SKY is stopping Asuka from returning to the ring.
Winners and New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Dakota Kai and IYO SKY
– After the match, Cross is already gone and only Bliss seems to know what happened. The music hits and we go to replays as Damage CTRL celebrates.
– Back from a break and we see a SUV arrive in the back. Out comes Logan Paul to a big pop from fans in the arena. Paul is joined by brother Jake Paul, and his Impaulsive podcast co-hosts & good friends – Mike Majlak and George Janko, plus their videographer. Byron Saxton asks Logan how he feels going into tonight’s main event. Paul says he feels great and he feels like he’s going to shock the world. Logan says all it takes is one lucky punch and he will become the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Paul and his crew walk off into the venue.
– We get a video package for the next match.
Steel Cage Match: Karrion Kross vs. Drew McIntyre
We go back to the ring and the Steel Cage is hanging high above. Out first comes Karrion Kross and Scarlett. They walk down the ramp and Scarlett goes ahead to continue their unique entrance. Kross then hits the ring behind her as we see drones creating their hourglass logo in the sky. Out next comes Drew McIntyre to a big pop. McIntyre raises his sword in the air as the pyro goes off, then he walks to the ring as Kross looks on and fireworks go off above the stadium.
Kross and McIntyre meet in the middle of the ring but the referee gets in between to warn them. Drew then poses in the corner. Cole says 2,000 drones were used in Kross’ entrance. The familiar warning sound starts up as the Steel Cage is lowered around the ring while Cole goes over the rules for this bout. Drew slams the cage door shut, and here we go as fans begin to chant. The bell rings and Kross charges but Drew ducks and unloads on him. Kross kicks Drew but Drew drops him.
Drew with a chop and more offense, then a back-drop for a pop. Kross drops Drew with a shot to the throat. Kross climbs up but Drew meets him on the top rope and they fight. Drew is kicked off and he gets crotched. Kross attacks in the corner and nails the Exploder suplex out of the corner. Kross stands tall to boos. Kross launches Drew face-first into the cage wall.
Drew fights back but Kross drops him in the corner and puts boots to him. Kross grinds Drew’s face into the steel while keeping him down and taunting him. Kross leans Drew in the corner now, disrespecting him and taunting him. Drew comes back with two clotheslines, then a big throw out of the corner. Drew with more offense, then the neckbreaker. They are both down now as Scarlett barks from ringside. Drew finally kips-up to a pop. Kross scoops Drew but gets sent into the cage. Drew with a Michinoku Driver for a close 2 count.
Drew chops Kross in the corner now, then takes him to the top. Drew climbs up for a superplex but Kross drops him while they’re up there. Kross turns Drew upside down in the corner with a pair of headbutts. Drew pulls himself back up and launches Kross to the mat for a pop. Drew prepares for a Claymore Kick but Kross cuts him off with a flying knee of his own. Drew kicks out at 2. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now while Kross talks some trash. Drew counters and launches Kross into the cage wall, then nails a Spinebuster for a close 2 count. Kross turns that into the Kross Jacket submission. Drew flips out of it and applies a Sleeper hold of his own.
Kross powers up with the Doomsday Saito suplex. Scarlett tells Kross to put Drew down, while fans tell him he sucks. Kross waits for Drew to get back up now. Drew sits up on his knees but ducks the Kross Hammer forearm. Drew nails the Futureshock DDT, then kips-up for a pop. Drew calls for the Claymore but Scarlet distracts from the side of the cage wall as she’s climbed up. Kross attacks and applies the Kross Jacket submission. Drew fights out and nails an elbow, but Kross nails the Kross Hammer to the back of the neck to put Drew down.
Kross says I told you so, then yells out to boos. Kross takes his time climbing the cage now as Scarlett looks on from down below. Kross gets to the top but Drew rushes up to stop him. Drew brings Kross back over with a big superplex as fans pop and chant “holy shit!” now. Drew calls for the door and the referee opens it now. Drew goes out but Scarlett sprays him in the face with mace. Scarlett also sprays the referee in the face. Fans boo as Scarlett barks at Kross to hurry and make his exit.
Kross crawls for the door but Drew leaps and grabs his legs. Drew with an ankle lock submission now. Drew pulls Kross back but Kross kicks him away. Kross with a stiff forearm. Dew with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Drew levels Kross with a Claymore. Scarlett locks the cage door to boos now. Drew confronts her but she taunts him with the cage key. Drew quickly starts scaling the cage as fans cheer him on. Drew gets one leg over but Scarlett is unlocking the cage door for Kross. Kross is half-way out of the door but Drew drops down from the top and his feet touch the floor first to get the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Drew’s music starts up as he tries to recover. Kross is still hanging half-way out of the cage door, upset and in shock. We go to replays. Drew poses in the corner now as fans cheer him on. Kross yells from the ramp about how it wasn’t supposed to happen like this.
– Back from the break and we see a car arriving backstage. The Bloodline hops out, minus Sami Zayn, and Byron Saxton asks Roman Reigns about what Logan Paul said earlier, that all it takes is one lucky punch. Reigns just looks at Saxton and walks away. Solo Sikoa stares Saxton up and down, then puts a hand on him to keep him back. Paul Heyman mocks Saxton and praises Reigns, and says Paul’s lucky punch means nothing.
The O.C. vs. The Judgment Day
We go back to the ring and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio with Rhea Ripley. Out next comes The O.C. – AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
There’s some stalling by The Judgment Day to start. Back and forth early on. Dominik ends up dominated by The O.C. members. AJ with a backbreaker to Dominik and more offense. Anderson tags in and nails an enziguri to Dominik and in comes Gallows as the quick tags continue. Ripley barks from ringside but AJ keeps Dominik down. Gallows and AJ look to double team Dominik but he retreats to the floor.
AJ drags Balor into the ring while Anderson chases Dominik at ringside but he runs into a superkick from Priest. Rhea and Dominik celebrate. Priest ends up in with Anderson now. Priest with a flying elbow for a 2 count. Priest unloads on Anderson and hits the Stage Dive in the corner after taunting Gallows.
Priest slams Anderson and in comes Balor with a stomp over the top rope, then Dominik launches himself over the top with a senton to Anderson. Balor and Priest double team Anderson and Priest covers for 2 as Ripley yells at the referee. Priest grounds Anderson now as fans rally. Balor comes back in and man-handles Anderson to keep him down. Anderson fights Balor but can’t make the tag. Balor sends Anderson into the turnbuckles, and back in comes Priest. Priest runs into an uppercut. Anderson fights opponents off but Priest rocks him. Priest knocks Gallows off the apron. Anderson with a neckbreaker to Priest.
AJ is ready to tag but Balor pulls him off the apron and into the steel ring steps. Anderson with a Spinebuster to Priest. Fans rally and in comes Gallows. Dominik also tags in. Gallows yanks Dominik in from the apron, then levels him with a lariat. Gallows fights off Priest, kicking him out of the ring. Gallows with a Stage Dive to Dominik in the corner, then a running shoulder. Balor runs in but gets launched out of the ring by tripping on Dominik’s feet. Gallows drives Dominik into the mat. Anderson tags in for Magic Killer but Priest saves Dominik, then knocks Gallows to the floor. Anderson sends Priest to the floor. Dominik rolls Anderson from behind for 2. Anderson and Dominik collide with clothesline attempts.
Balor and AJ tag in and they go at it in the middle of the ring as fans pop. AJ fights off Priest as well, slamming them both face-first into the mat. AJ with a sliding knee to Dominik from the apron. AJ launches back in but misses Balor. They tangle and AJ slams Balor neck-first over his knee to block 1916. Balor blocks the Styles Clash.
AJ rolls Balor into the Calf Crusher but Balor counters with a Figure Four submission. Gallows stops Dominik by slamming him but Priest slams Gallows. AJ with a pele kick to Priest. Balor drops AJ for a 2 count. AJ takes Balor to the top but Dominik grabs their legs. Anderson decks Dominik. Gallows has Dominik on his shoulders while Priest has Anderson on his. AJ and Balor fly from the top to the mat, knocking everyone down. Ripley is shocked and a “holy shit!” chant starts up.
The two legal men are on the floor. AJ rocks Balor with a forearm from the apron. AJ goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Ripley gets AJ on her shoulders, then drives him into the edge of the apron. Fans boo. Balor waits for AJ to get up, then nails the corner dropkick. Balor goes to the top and nails Coup de Grace on AJ for the pin to win.
Winners: The Judgment Day
– After the match, The Judgment Day stands tall in the ring as the music hits. We go to replays.
– We get a video package and Tale of The Tape for the next match.
Omos vs. Braun Strowman
We go back to the ring and out comes Omos. He takes his time in marching to the ring. Braun Strowman is out next to pyro. Braun rips off his shirt and barks on the way to the ring but Omos tells him to bring it.
The bell rings and they talk some trash. They meet in the middle of the ring and Omos towers over Braun but Braun isn’t backing down, he plays to the crowd and is ready to fight. The Crown Jewel feed cuts out to the Peacock title screen but we come back to Omos raising his hand for a test of strength. Braun grabs his hand and they go at it now.
Omos brings Braun to his knee but Braun powers up and Omos knees him in the gut. Omos with an elbow into the corner and some more trash talking. Omos launches Braun into the turnbuckles across the ring and he goes down. Omos continues to bark at Braun. Omos with a corner splash. Omos with a running big boot to put Braun down. Omos plays to the crowd for boos. Omos runs and kicks Braun in the ribs, sending him to the floor. Omos palms Braun’s head from the ring but Braun hangs him up over the top rope.
Braun fights in and tries to scoop Omos but Omos fights back and scoop slams Braun instead. Omos continues to bark but Braun fights back. Braun tries to scoop Omos again but Omos headbutts him. Omos with another easy slam in the middle of the ring. Omos continues to take his time and work Braun around the ring, hitting him with elbows and more strikes in the corner as the referee warns him. Omos taunts fans some more, asking if this is their giant. Omos launches Braun with another slam across the ring, then poses to boos.
Omos grabs Braun by his throat but Braun grabs Omos’ throat now. Braun fights free and unloads with right hands to stun Omos. Braun with more right hands. Braun ducks Omos and clotheslines him over the top but he won’t go. Braun then tries again and Omos lands on his feet at ringside. Braun runs around the ring but Omos meets him with a big chest bump to derail Strowman’s train with ease. Omos rolls Braun back in and stalks him.
Omos calls for a Chokebomb but Braun overpowers. Omos knees him to keep control, then takes it to the corner. Omos wastes some time and charges but Braun moves. Omos hits the turnbuckles. Braun scoops Omos for the running powerslam out of nowhere for the pin to win.
Winner: Braun Strowman
– After the match, Braun stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Braun hits the corners to pose now as fans cheer him on.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles Match: Ridge Holland and Butch vs. The Usos
Back from the break and out come Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos – Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. We see recent happenings that led to this match. Out next are Ridge Holland and Butch of The Brawling Brutes.
The bell rings and Jimmy misses Butch, and Butch knocks Jey off the apron. Butch with a 2 count. Butch drops Jimmy and stomps on his fingers. Jimmy rolls to the floor for a breather with Jey. The Usos take their titles and they are walking out. Butch leaps off the apron to stop them with a flying knee.
Butch brings it back in and bends Jimmy’s fingers back, then stomps on the elbow. Butch continues to focus on Jimmy’s limbs. Holland comes in but the referee has words with him, allowing Jimmy to choke Butch on the bottom rope. Jey with a cheap shot from the apron. Jey tags in for the double team. Jey barks at the crowd and beats Butch down in the corner, telling the crowd they’re not getting Sami Zayn. The Usos double team Butch again.
Jimmy takes over on Butch in the corner now with right hands. A “you’re not Uce-y!” chant breaks out. Jimmy goes for the Rikishi splash but Butch meets him with a kick. Butch with a tornado DDT. Holland and Jey tag in at the same time now. Holland ducks a clothesline and nails a flying shoulder. Holland slams Jimmy, then splashes Jey in the corner, then Jimmy in the corner, then Jey again, and Jimmy again. Holland yells out to the crowd. Holland scoops both of the champions for a big double slam. Holland covers Jey for a 2 count.
Holland pays homage to Sheamus with 10 Beats of the Bodhrán as fans count along. Jimmy saves Jey to prevent the 10th Beat. Holland comes out and levels Jey at ringside, then turns around to knock Jimmy out of the air. Butch stomps Jimmy’s elbow into the steel ring steps as Holland holds him, payback for Sheamus. Jey has Holland in the ring now, kicking him and nailing an uppercut. Holland with a big side-walk slam to Jey for a 2 count. Butch tags in and Jey fights with him in the middle of the ring. Jey runs into a back elbow and Butch nails a moonsault from the top for a 2 count. Jey fights off both challengers but they get the upperhand.
Jimmy saves Jey and they hit double superkicks on the challengers. Holland headbutts Jimmy but Jey superkicks him. Butch with an enziguri to Jey. Jey superkicks Butch down. Jimmy goes to the top for the Uso splash to Butch but Butch catches him in a Triangle on the way down, while trying to break his fingers. Jey comes in legal and he kicks Butch in the face. The Usos go to the top on opposite sides of the ring now, then hit the double splash to Butch but Holland rushes in to make the save. Jey waits for Butch to get up now as fans cheer and boo.
Jey grabs Butch by the face and taunts him. Butch bends the fingers back and snaps them. Holland tags in and sends Jimmy to the floor as he runs in as well. Holland scoops Jey to his shoulders for White Noise and he hits it while Butch is keeping Jimmy down by his fingers to keep him from making the save. Jey still kicks out at 2. Butch and Holland launch Jimmy over the barrier at ringside. They come back in and Butch is legal now. They hit the double team kick to powerslam combo on Jey but Jimmy rushes back in to break up Butch’s pin attempt.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. The two teams face off now. Jimmy and Holland brawl on the apron while the other two fight in the ring. Holland takes a double superkick from The Usos, and he’s sent to the floor. Butch drops Jey with a kick but he doesn’t see the tag. Jey takes Butch to the top while Jimmy waits. The Usos hit a super 1D to Butch from the top and Jimmy covers for the pin to win and retain.
Winners: The Usos
– After the match, the music hits as The Usos stand tall. We go to replays. The Usos raise their fingers in the air as Cole confirms The New Day vs. The Usos for next Friday’s SmackDown. Jimmy and Jey exit the ring with their fingers up.
Last Woman Standing Match for the RAW Women’s Title: Bayley vs. Bianca Belair
Back from a break and Mike Rome goes over the rules for today’s Last Woman Standing match. Out first comes Bayley of Damage CTRL. She hits the ring and poses with thumbs down for the crowd. Out next comes RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. She swings her hair on the way to the ring. We see drones making Belair’s logo in the sky while the fireworks explode over the arena. We get formal ring introductions by Rome now.
The bell rings and they face off. They go at it and Bayley drops Belair, then tells the referee to count. Belair quickly kips-up. They continue to fight and Belair delivers three slams now. Belair tosses Bayley to the floor and the referee begins to count. Bayley brings a kendo stick in and swings it but ends up missing. Belair rocks her and sends her to the floor. Belair taunts Bayley as the referee counts.
Bayley is back up with no problem. Belair waits for her to return tot he ring. Bayley grabs a steel chair from under the ring. She brings it in and Belair misses the dropkick. Bayley misses the chair shot but Belair drops her and the referee counts. Bayley brings a ladder in the ring now, hanging Belair up on the rope on her way back in. Belair launches herself to the floor to take Bayley back down. Bayley is back up at the 6 count.
Belair re-arranges the steel ring steps, then tries to slam Bayley on top of them. Bayley slides out and slams Belair on the floor by her hair. Bayley slams Belair face-first into the barrier, then works her around the ringside area. Bayley with a suplex on the floor. Belair is back up at 6 but Bayley attacks. Bayley stands a chair up, then puts Belair sitting down in it. Bayley runs the top of the barrier and nails a flying clothesline to knock Belair out of the chair. The referee counts while Bayley grabs a table from under the ring. Fans pop for the table.
Bayley kicks Belair to keep her down. Bayley stands the table up at ringside now but she’s having trouble with it as Belair gets back up. Bayley goes for a suplex through the table but Belair fights back with right hands to drop Bayley up on the ramp. Belair with a suplex on the ramp now. The referee counts while they’re both down on the ramp. Belair stumbles to her feet. Bayley is back up at the 8 count. Belair stays on her but Bayley trips on the lighting it appears. The referee checks on her as she may have tweaked her ankle. The referee backs Belair away.
Bayley suckers Belair in and attacks, then beats her back to the ring. Bayley brings the chair in and smacks Belair over the upper back with it. Bayley places the chair over Belair’s chest, then goes to the top. Belair jumps up and throws the chair at Bayley, sending her to the mat. Belair charges but Bayley drops her over the middle rope from the apron. Bayley has Belair trapped between the steps and the apron now. Bayley slams her into the steel, then smashes the steel into her.
Belair collapses behind the steps in between the steps and the apron. Bayley puts a ladder over the hole to keep Belair down. Belair is climbing out of the tap but Bayley unloads with kendo stick shots. Bayley threatens Cole with the kendo stick now. The referee counts and Belair gets back up at 9. Belair grabs the kendo stick swing and drops Bayley at ringside. Belair fights out of the stairs trap, and lifts half of the stairs in the air above her head. She tosses the steel but Bayley moves. Belair with a Spinebuster on top of the lower part of the stairs. Bayley is back up at the 9 count. Belair swings the kendo stick but Bayley ducks.
Bayley retreats up the ramp now but Belair follows with the kendo stick, beating her up the ramp with it. Belair splinters the cane over Bayley’s back but she keeps hitting her with it. Bayley counters with a Bayley-to-Belly suplex at the top of the ramp. They’re both down on the stage now as the referee counts. Bayley is up first and Belair is back up at 9 but they both fall right back down.
Bayley runs an equipment cart into Belair and now she’s trapped inside of it. Belair fights out of the box at the 7 count but her hair is stuck in it when the lid shuts on it. Belair shoves the cart but Bayley dodges it. Belair with the KOD on the stage but Bayley blocks it and takes her down into a Crossface submission on the stage. Belair fades but Bayley breaks it and hammers on her. Belair is face-down as the referee counts. Belair gets up at 7 but falls back down.
Bayley drives a golf cart out onto the stage now. Belair dodges it and knocks Bayley out of the driver’s set. They brawl on the seat of the cart now. Bayley goes to the top of the cart now. Belair grabs her leg but now Belair is on top of the cart with her. Belair mounts Bayley with punches while on top of the cart as the referee orders them down. Belair slams Bayley’s face into the roof of the cart. Belair comes down and gets behind the wheel of the cart now. Belair drives the cart down the ramp with Bayley still on top. Belair parks the cart at ringside but it may have stopped running.
Bayley has Belair’s hair but Belair yanks Bayley to the floor from the top of the cart to the floor. Belair ends up powerbombing Bayley from the apron through the table that was set up at ringside earlier. The referee counts but Bayley is back up at 9 as Belair watches from the ring, shocked at Bayley continuing. Belair starts throwing steel chairs into the ring now. Belair scoops Bayley and slams her on top of the chairs. Belair then places a chair on top of Bayley, sandwiching her between steel.
Belair goes to the top for a 450 Splash but Bayley moves and Belair lands hard on the chairs. Belair rolls around in pain while the referee counts. Belair jumps up at 9 but Bayley immediately drops her. Bayley tries to stand a ladder up but she has to stop to knock Belair back down. Bayley with a chair shot to Belair’s ribs, then over her back, and again over the back, and again.
Bayley slams Belair’s face into the top of the chair. Belair blocks a Rose Plant into the chair. Belair counters with a KOD into the chair. Belair traps Bayley between the ladder legs, sandwiching her. Belair shoves the ladder sandwich under the bottom turnbuckle against the ring post. The referee counts as Bayley screams out. Bayley gets loose but the referee counts to 10 and Belair retains.
Winner: Bianca Belair
– After the match, Belair immediately begins celebrating as her music hits and we go to replays. Belair hits the corner to raise the title in the air as the fireworks explode over the stadium. Bayley is down at ringside, still trying to recover and clutching her knee. Belair continues her celebration.
– We get a look at WWE Community events in Riyadh this week for a Special Olympics soccer game, featuring Omos, Titus O’Neil, Bayley, and others. We also see Bobby Lashley, RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair and others hosting a Be A Star anti-bullying rally.
– We go back to the ring and the fireflies light the night as Bray Wyatt’s music starts up. The door kicks open and out comes Wyatt with his lantern. Fans pop as Wyatt enters the ring and the music stops.
Fans chant “welcome back!” to Wyatt. Wyatt paces and introduces himself. Fans chant his name now. Wyatt says there was a time he’d make sure when fans left the building tonight, they’d know exactly who he was. Wyatt says something a lot of you probably don’t know about him is that he comes from a very prestigious family, a wrestling family, and some might say they’re even larger than life, and so from the time he was a little child, all he ever wanted to be was great. But great wasn’t good enough, he had to be greater than the rest of them, the greatest of all of them.
Fans pop and chant “yes you are!” now. Wyatt did what he thought he needed to do – he gave in, he gave in so much that he made a monster of himself, and he wore that mask with pride, and it didn’t take him long to understand while he was wearing the mask, he no longer felt pain, he no longer could be afraid. Wyatt laughs. He says in the mask he was completely untouchable and that type of thing feels good, some might say sensations like that are just about impossible to quit, and that’s how he felt, he found himself in a kingdom of nothingness, sitting on an island by himself, in this monster he had made himself into, he destroyed Wyatt, and he ran off everyone he’d ever loved, so there he sat, alone, no one to love him, nowhere to run, alone.
A “we love you!” chant starts up. That’s the thing, no one loves him, he says… people love the idea of him, the things he’s capable of… Wyatt doesn’t even love himself but this doesn’t have to be the ending of his story, that is not the man that he wants to be remembered as. His name is Bray Wyatt, his name is Bray Wyatt! Fans pop again. His name is Bray Wyatt! To rewrite the ending to his story… the screen flashes and Uncle Howdy is here.
Howdy asks why wear a mask? Howdy says it must hurt forcing yourself to be someone you’re not. He says Wyatt fooled them but he can’t fool Howdy. Does it hurt? Who knows you better than I do? You think they will still love you if they knew the truth? They don’t deserve you, Howdy says. The truth is you’re gonna go too far, and you’re gonna give in… so why wait? And when you do, remember how good it feels and it’s gonna feel so good, so good. Do it, and if you’re worried about the aftermath, hurt them. Just don’t take the mask off. Tell me I’m wrong, Howdy says as we get a closer look at his face with the tear down his cheek. The Wyatt logo appears as Howdy disappears and Wyatt looks on from the ring. Fans chant “Uncle Howdy!” as we go to a break.
– The announcers hype tonight’s main event and send us to a video package.
Undisputed WWE Universal Title Match: Logan Paul vs. Roman Reigns
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Logan Paul appears high up above the entrance structure, high up in the stadium. He poses as the fireworks explode around the stadium. Paul is then lowered down to the stage, and he jumps onto it. Paul runs the stage and greets fans, then heads to the ring for his third WWE match. Out next comes Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman as the crowd goes wild. Reigns stops on the stage and raises his finger as the pyro goes off. Reigns goes on and marches to the ring as Paul stress him down. Mike Rome does formal ring introductions now.
The bell rings and Reigns stares Paul down with a smile. Paul smirks back. They lock up and Reigns shoves Paul into the corner, then plays to the crowd for a mixed reaction. They lock up an tangle again, then break in the corner. They have words and an angry Paul shoves Reigns back. Fans are riled up now and Reigns is a bit heated.
Reigns charges but Paul slams him. Reigns comes right back and slams Paul harder. Paul with some wrestling moves but Reigns levels him with a right hand, then raises his finger. Paul swings wild but Reigns dodges it and heads to the floor to regroup with Heyman. Reigns takes his time at ringside and scolds some fans. Reigns comes back in as Paul stares him down. Paul talks some trash, telling Reigns to stop running. They lock up and Reigns powers Paul into the corner, then backs off as the referee counts. Reigns drops Paul and he clutches his back.
Reigns with a suplex for a 1 count. Paul fights with strikes but Reigns drops him with a shoulder. Paul with a big leap frog and a hip toss. Reigns is a bit worried. Paul charges with a clothesline to send Reigns over the top rope to the floor. Heyman is also shocked. The referee holds Paul back as Reigns regroups with Heyman at ringside. Paul follows but Reigns kicks him, then launches him over the timekeeper’s barrier. Reigns raises his finger in the air again as some fans boo. Paul leaps off the barrier as Reigns turns around, taking him down at ringside with a crossbody.
Paul brings it back in the ring and launches himself over the top, landing on his feet with a big clothesline. Reigns barely kicks out in time. Paul hangs Reigns up over the top rope. Reigns comes back in but Paul flies off the top. Reigns levels Paul in mid-air with a big right hand, but both are down. Heyman praises his Tribal Chief as Reigns slowly recovers. Reigns stomps away to keep Paul down. Reigns with a back-drop for a 2 count. Reigns mocks Paul as Heyman looks on. Reigns grounds Paul with a headlock in the middle of the ring.
Paul fights back but Reigns unloads with clotheslines in the corner as fans count along. Reigns charges with a big flying right hand for a quick pin attempt in the middle of the ring. Reigns grounds Paul with a chinlock in the middle of the ring, mocking him. Reigns says this is the last YouTuber to come to WWE. Paul screams back at him. Reigns mentions Mr. Beast. Paul fights up and out with elbows but Reigns rocks him. Reigns whips Paul into the corner but Paul side-steps him. Paul slams Reigns with a gutwrench and they’re both down now as fans rally.
They both get up and trade shots. Paul drops Reigns and elbows him back down. Paul with a scoop slam but Reigns slides free, then rocks Paul into the corner but runs into an elbow. Paul with a top rope Blockbuster for a 2 count. They both get back up at the same time. Paul approaches but gets kicked in the gut. Reigns whips Paul but Paul comes back with Reigns’ Superman Punch. Paul doesn’t go for the pin, but he kips-up for a pop. Paul is fired up now as fans cheer him on and Reigns is down. Paul goes to the top and nails the crossbody, then a standing moonsault. Reigns kicks out just in time and Heyman can’t believe it.
Paul questions the referee about the count, then plays to the crowd for more cheers. Paul wastes some time now, then cranks up for Sweet Chin Music. Reigns catches the kick and drives Paul into the mat with a Rock Bottom. Paul kicks out at 2. Reigns gets up first and raises his fist to the crowd for a mixed reaction. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch but Paul dodges it and rocks Reigns in the kidney. Paul levels Reigns with the lucky punch. Reigns stumbles around and Paul nails the Superman Punch again for a close 2 count.
Reigns stumbles out to the floor now, flat on his back. Paul follows as Heyman watches. Paul starts taking apart the Arabic announce table. He slides Reigns up on the table, then greets his friends, Mike Majlak and George Janko, at ringside and takes a sip of his Prime drink. Paul takes a few selfies with his phone, then returns to the ring and takes a video for the crowd. Paul goes to the top and is still recording. He flies and puts Reigns through the announce table, and everyone goes wild.
The referee checks on Paul while Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos come out to check on Reigns. The Usos start brawling with Mike and George, bringing them over the barrier and into the ring. The Usos superkick Mike, then rag-doll George and take him out with a superkick. The Usos dump Mike and George to the floor. Jake Paul’s music hits and out he comes to a pop while The Usos wait in the ring for a fight. Paul marches to the ring and hops over the top rope. The Usos corner him. Jey Uso is dropped first with a right hand. Jake ducks Jimmy Uso, then knocks him out of the ring with a right. Jake yells about this being the real bloodline. Jake raises his fist, then greets his brother at ringside as Logan rolls Reigns back in. Jake tells Logan to finish this shit. Logan goes to the top and hits another big splash on Reigns but Reigns kicks out. Everyone is shocked.
The music hits and out comes Solo Sikoa now. Logan is worried. Jake goes to meet Sikoa at the bottom of the ramp but Solo faces off with him. Officials rush down to get in between them. Officials back Solo up the ramp. The Usos come from behind on Jake now but Logan runs the ring and leaps out, taking The Usos down before they can hit Jake. Logan is fired up with his brother at the bottom of the ramp now. The Paul Brothers stand tall. Logan rushes back in for Reigns but Reigns meets him with a Superman Punch. Reigns calls for the Spear and the crowd yells out with him. Reigns nails the Spear and covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the match, Reigns stands tall with the titles as the music hits and we go to replays. The Paul Brothers regroup at ringside as The Bloodline gathers on the ramp, and the pyro explodes around Mrsool Park in Riyadh. Reigns is saying he never wants to see Paul again. We see Logan hugging his brother, telling him he loves him. The Bloodline heads up the ramp together as Heyman continues to praise The Tribal Chief, who is still trying to recover from the beating. Heyman declares we all acknowledge Reigns, who is a bit beaten up and down. As The Wiseman praises him and fans cheer, Reigns suddenly changes his tune and turns back to the ring to yell out, now aggressive and declaring that no one will ever take the title from him. The Bloodline poses together on the ramp with their fingers in the air as Crown Jewel goes off the air after a video package of highlights from today’s big event.
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