* Poll results: Grade WWE’s Crown Jewel
– The 2021 WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff pre-show opens up with a shot of fans entering the Mohammed Abdu Arena on The Boulevard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kayla Braxton welcomes us to the Crown Jewel Kickoff. She is live from the WWE TV studios in Stamford, CT with Matt Camp and Peter Rosenberg. They announce that Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will now be a No DQ match, and the No Holds Barred match between Bobby Lashley and WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg will also be Falls Count Anywhere. The panel goes over the rest of the card and we get a preview and discussion for the WWE Title match.
We get a preview and discussions for the Queen’s Crown finals between Doudrop and Zelina Vega, and the King of the Ring finals between Xavier Woods and Finn Balor. Camp believes Woods will become King. The camera cuts backstage and shows us the locker room door of WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg as the panel talks about tonight’s No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere match. The panel looks at the updated RAW and SmackDown rosters from the WWE Draft, which will officially go into effect tomorrow night with SmackDown. Kayla says the No DQ stipulation for Lesnar vs. Reigns has been pulled because the participants want nothing to do with the stipulation. We get a video package for Lesnar vs. Reigns now. Kevin Patrick catches up with Paul Heyman backstage. Heyman insists he never went over the Crown Jewel contract with Lesnar, as Lesnar alleged. Camp picks Reigns to retain, and Rosenberg agrees. Kayla sends us to the Mohammed Abdu Arena on The Boulevard in Riyadh. Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They hype tonight’s show and send us to the ring.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin
We go to the ring for tonight’s Kickoff opener as SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos come out for this non-title match – Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. Out next are Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander as Greg Hamilton does the introductions.
Cedric starts off with Jey as fans begin chanting for The Usos. They lock up and Jey applies a headlock, then drops Cedric with a shoulder. Uso shouts to the crowd for a pop. Uso keeps control and delivers a big slam for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. Cedric drops Jey after an apron distraction by Shelton.
Cedric brings Jey to the corner and tags in Shelton to take over. Shelton stomps away on Jey. Cedric tags back in but Jey fights them both off. They deliver a big double team with Cedric driving a knee into Jey’s face for a 2 count. Cedric keeps control and taunts Jimmy as he reaches for a tag. Cedric keeps Jey down and tags Shelton back in, who stomps Jey to keep him down. Shelton with a shoulderbreaker. Shelton grounds Jey now, working on his arm as fans rally.
Shelton and Cedric continue to dominate Jey with power moves, working on his arm and double teaming him. Shelton tags back in and stretches the arm as the referee warns him. Jey finally nails an enziguri and Shelton goes down. Jimmy rallies for the tag but Shelton also tags in Cedric. Jimmy unloads on Cedric and knocks Shelton off the apron.
Cedric uppercuts Jimmy but Jimmy comes right back with his signature offense. Jimmy with a big modified Samoan Drop for a close 2 count. Jimmy works Cedric in the corner and delivers the big hip attack for another close 2 count. Cedric cuts Jimmy off with a big kick. Jimmy rolls him for a close 2 count. Shelton with a cheap shot from the apron. Cedric follows up with a Brainbuster to Jimmy for a close 2 count. Cedric can’t believe it.
Shelton tags back in for another double team from the corner but Jimmy fights him off. Jey runs over and holds Cedric’s ankle from the floor. Jimmy drops Cedric but turns around to a running knee from Shelton. Shelton drops Jimmy on his head for a 2 count as Jey makes the save. Cedric drops Jey but gets kicked by Jimmy. Shelton misses Jimmy but counters a move and levels him with a Paydirt. Jimmy kicks out just in time.
Jimmy blocks a powerbomb from Shelton and superkicks him. Jey comes in and they take out both opponents with double superkicks. Jey goes to the top and hits a big Uso splash to Cedric for the pin and the win.
Winners: The Usos
– After the match, The Usos stand tall and begin to celebrate as the music hits and fans cheer them on.
– We go back to the panel for more Crown Jewel discussion. They show a preview for the Hell In a Cell opener, and WWE Hall of Famer Edge is the predicted winner by Camp and Rosenberg. They also both go with Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch to retain in their matches. Camp believes WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg will defeat Bobby Lashley, but Rosenberg disagrees. That’s it for the Kickoff pre-show.
– The 2021 WWE Crown Jewel event opens up with a video package. We’re live from the Mohammed Abdu Arena on The Boulevard in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as pyro explodes inside the arena and fireworks shoot through the sky. Michael Cole welcomes us to a packed house. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They introduce the Arabic announce team, who is also at ringside.
Hell In a Cell: Seth Rollins vs. WWE Hall of Famer Edge
The familiar sound starts up over the arena as the red Hell In a Cell structure lowers around the ring. We get a video package for the big rubber match between Seth Rollins and WWE Hall of Famer Edge. Back from the promo and out first comes Rollins. He stops outside of the Cell and poses for the Saudi crowd. Fans boo as Rollins enters the Cell. The music hits and out next comes Edge to a huge pop. Edge heads to the ring as the pyro explodes.
The bell rings after the Cell door is locked. They go at it to start. They brawl in the corner and Edge turns it around coming out of the corner. Edge catches Rollins and drops him over the top rope. Edge keeps control and sends Rollins to the apron to regroup. Rollins grabs Edge and drops him over the top rope. Rollins launches himself back into the ring with a flying knee to the face.
Rollins runs for a suicide dive but he crashed into the Cell steel as Edge side-steps. Edge grinds Rollins’ face into the Cell wall now. Edge slams Rollins back into the steel again, then whips him into the steel ring steps. Edge brings it back in the ring and slides two steel chairs in. Edge drops Rollins with the Edge-ucution for a close 2 count. Edge grabs the bar off the bottom of the chair and tries for the Glasgow Grin but Rollins fights him off. Rollins tries to jab the bar into Edge’s eye now but Edge fights him off. Rollins with a Slingblade for a 2 count.
Rollins runs and dropkicks Edge under the bottom rope to the floor. Rollins launches Edge into the Cell wall now, and again. Edge is sent back in but he runs and dropkicks Rollins under the bottom rope, sending him crashing into the steel as Rollins looked under the ring. Edge brings Rollins to the apron and rocks him with knee strikes. Edge with a big thrust in the corner now. Rollins comes back and drops Edge with a chair shot as fans boo. Rollins with several more chair shots over the back to keep Edge down. Fans boo and chant “you suck!” at Rollins as he stands tall.
Rollins looks to do the Con-Chair-To but Edge blocks him. Edge applies the Crossface now. Rollins goes for the bottom rope but that will do no good. Rollins grabs the bar from the chair instead, jabbing it into Edge’s eye to break the hold. Rollins tosses a chair to Edge and he catches it. Rollins punches the chair into Edge’s face. Rollins goes to the top and hits a big Frogsplash for a close 2 count. Rollins mounts Edge with right hands now, showing some frustration.
Rollins goes under the ring and brings out a table as fans chant “yes!” now. Rollins stands the table up at ringside while Edge recovers in the ring. Rollins comes back in and grinds at Edge’s hurt eye. Rollins keeps control and delivers the Unprettier for a close 2 count as fans rally for Edge. Rollins goes to the top but Edge shoves him off from behind, sending him into the Cell wall, then through the table at ringside.
Edge rolls Rollins back in and covers for a 2 count. Edge takes apart the steel steps at ringside now, bringing them into the ring. Edge pushes the steps into the middle of the ring while Rollins is still down. Edge brings Rollins onto the steps but Rollins blocks and swings. Edge ducks and drops Rollins onto the steps with the Edge-o-Matic. Edge also takes a fall on part of the steel. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as Edge gets up first. Edge grabs a chair and takes it to the top turnbuckle. Edge leaps from the top onto Rollins, who is still down on the half of the steps, and smashes the chair into him with a flying elbow. Rollins still kicks out at 2.
Edge charges for a Spear but Rollins superkicks him. Rollins follows up with a Pedigree in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count. Rollins waits in the corner for Edge to get up. He goes for a Stomp but Edge catches him for a Buckle Bomb. Edge comes right back with a Spear for a close 2 count and Edge can’t believe it. Fans chant “this is awesome!” again. Edge goes under the ring and brings a ladder out now. Edge slides the ladder in and rams it into Rollins’ face as Rollins gets up to his feet with a chair in hand. Edge leans the ladder against the ropes in the corner now.
Edge takes Rollins back to the opposite corner and then whips Rollins to the ladder but Rollins counters and sends Edge into the leaning ladder. The ladder then falls on Edge. Rollins slams the ladder on Edge to keep him down. Rollins stands a table up in the ring now. Rollins pounds on Edge with right hands, focusing on the neck as fans boo. Rollins places Edge on the table and then stands the ladder up in the corner. Rollins climbs the turnbuckles, then gets on the ladder while Edge is laid out on the ladder. Edge comes off the ladder and climbs up, meeting Rollins on the ladder but Rollins knocks him off. Edge climbs the ladder again but he’s slow to move. Edge grabs Rollins for a superplex from the top of the ladder. Rollins resists and fights back, also hitting a thumb to the eye. Rollins flips over the top of the ladder with a huge Sunset Bomb to put Edge through the table. Edge still kicks out at 2 and Rollins is shocked.
Rollins is furious now. He goes under the ring looking for weapons while Edge is flat on his back in the ring. The referee Jessika Carr, who is covered up, clears the ring of the table debris. Rollins comes back in and superkicks Edge to his knees, then rocks him again. Rollins with another superkick while Edge is on his knees. Rollins continues to yell at Edge and dare him. Rollins empties out a tool bag in the ring now, then pulls a chain out. Rollins wraps the chain around his boot as Edge is flat on his face. Rollins superkicks Edge in the face with the chain wrapped around his boot. Edge falls over from his knees once again.
Rollins decides not to go for the pin. He places a chair next to Edge and yells in his face about how this is the way his fairy tale will end. Rollins puts the chair under Edge’s head. Rollins backs up and goes for the Stomp into the chair but Edge quickly puts the chair up and it jabs Rollins between the legs. They both are down now but struggling to get up. Edge gets up first and stares Rollins down. Edge with a superkick to the face. Edge stalks Rollins some more, stumbling around the ring. Edge with another superkick to the face while Rollins struggles to get up from his knees.
Edge takes the chain off Rollins’ boot and uses it to pull back on Rollins’ mouth. Rollins grabs a wrench from the tool bag but Edge stops him and uses that for the Glasgow Grin. Rollins goes to tap but Edge breaks the hold, dropping the wrench. Edge isn’t done punishing Rollins. He places a chair under Rollins’ head now as fans cheer him on. Edge backs up and uses Rollins’ Stomp to smash his face into the chair. Edge covers for the pin to win.
– After the match, the music hits while Edge is still laid out on top of Rollins. We go to replays. Edge looks a bit emotional as he stands tall now while fans cheer him on. The fireworks go off as the Cell is raised above the ring. Edge sits on his knees in the middle of the ring, recovering from the match. He gets back up and exits the ring while fans cheer him on.
Mansoor vs. Mustafa Ali
Back from a break and out first comes Mustafa Ali for the next match. We see a few happenings that led to this grudge match. Hometown star Mansoor is out next to a big pop.
The bell rings and the two stare each other down as fans cheer. They lock up and Mansoor applies a headlock, then a takedown. Mansoor grounds Ali but they get right back up, Mansoor in control. Ali decks Mansoor and controls him by his arm now. Mansoor kips up but Ali takes him right back down, still in control of his arm. They tangle some more and now Mansoor takes Ali down by his arm. Mansoor works on the arm some more but Ali turns it around. Mansoor reverses and takes Ali back down, then hits a standing moonsault for a 2 count.
Mansoor keeps going and dropkicks Ali. Ali goes to the floor to regroup, yelling at the crowd in frustration. Ali comes back in but Mansoor grabs him, then slams him to the mat. Ali backs them into the corner and backs off as the referee counts, but then kicks Mansoor in the gut with a back kick cheap shot. Ali chops Mansoor in the corner and taunts the crowd to boos.
Mansoor mounts more offense but Ali goes back to the floor for a breather. Mansoor attacks but Ali ends up yanking him from the apron, sending him crashing down to the floor by using the apron cover. Ali keeps control at ringside and sends Mansoor into the barrier. Ali taunts the crowd for more boos. Ali brings it back in for a 2 count. Ali with a Camel Clutch in the middle of the ring now.
Ali keeps the hold locked in as Mansoor tries to power up. Mansoor gets up with Ali on his back but Ali elbows him. Ali blocks a suplex and unloads with forearms to the back. They tangle some more and Ali nails a tornado DDT from the corner for a close 2 count. Ali taunts Mansoor while he’s down, then sends him to the corner for more strikes. Ali calls Mansoor a loser and then worthless while keeping him down in the corner. Ali says Mansoor is nothing, then throws a kick but it’s caught. Mansoor stands up with the kick, then goes to work with right hands. Ali counters but Mansoor drops him with an enziguri, then hits an inverted Atomic Drop into a Spinebuster in the middle of the ring.
Fans chant for Mansoor now as he unloads on Ali in the corner while the referee warns him with the 5 count. Mansoor runs into a big boot in the face. Ali charges but gets leveled with a clothesline. Ali rolls to the floor as Mansoor grabs him for a pin. Mansoor goes for the suicide dive but Ali meets him at the ropes with a dropkick to the face. Ali goes to the top for the 450 but he has to roll through. Mansoor catches him with a release belly-to-belly suplex into the turnbuckles. Mansoor goes to the top and hits the moonsault but his neck is bothering him as he’s slow to crawl for the pin. Ali kicks out at 2, then turns the pin over into a Koji Clutch.
Mansoor fades in the hold but finally he gets out. Ali goes back to the top as fans rally for Mansoor. Ali goes for the 450 but he lands hard as Mansoor rolls out of the way. Mansoor comes over the top rope with a twisting neckbreaker for the pin to win.
– After the match, Mansoor stands tall as the music hits and the hometown crowd pops big. We go to replays. Mansoor continues celebrating until Ali attacks and beats him down to boos. The music hits and out comes a man with his face covered up. Ali looks on as the man slowly makes his way to the ring. The man faces off with Ali as fans cheer. He removes his face covering and reveals himself to be Tareg Hamedi, a Saudi karateka who won a silver medal in the 2020 Olympics. Fans pop big for Hamedi and Ali is worried. Ali now taunts Hamedi as Hamedi bounces around. Ali charges but Hamedi drops him with a kick to the head. Hamedi then helps Mansoor up from the corner and they hug in the middle of the ring. Hamedi and Mansoor celebrate as the music starts back up and fans cheer them on with a standing ovation. We go to replays. Hamedi heads to the back while Mansoor stops and greets family at ringside. Mansoor catches up with Hamedi on the ramp and they head to the back.
– Back from a break and we get a Breast Cancer Awareness Month video. Titus O’Neil is in the ring with Natalya now. They have four Saudi breast cancer survivors with them, representing the Zahra Breast Cancer Association. They each have a custom WWE Women’s Title belt with them. Natalya and Titus get the crowd to cheer them on.
– Cole shows us how the Royal Saudi Air Force did a fly-over the arena earlier today.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: AJ Styles and Omos vs. Randy Orton and Riddle
We go back to the ring and out first are AJ Styles and Omos. Out next are RAW Tag Team Champions Riddle and Randy Orton. Orton is out first but there’s no sign of his partner. Riddle finally comes out riding a camel, with a handler leading the way. They hit the ring and the pyro goes off.
The bell rings and AJ starts off with Riddle. AJ beats Riddle into the corner and talks some trash but it back-fires as Riddle comes back with kicks. They go at it and Riddle levels AJ with a big kick. Orton tags in while Riddle holds AJ in the corner. Orton rocks AJ and takes him to the opposite corner. Fans chant for the RKO now. Orton keeps control and has an early RKO attempt blocked.
Orton stomps AJ to keep him down and goes for the eyes. Riddle tags in to take over. Riddle grabs AJ for a gutwrench suplex, then spins him around, and finally slams him. Riddle drops AJ near Omos, which allows him to tag the big man in. Riddle charges but Omos knocks him out of the air to the mat. Omos scoops Riddle but he slides out and tags in Orton for a big pop. Omos challenges Orton to come through the ropes and bring it. Omos taunts Orton some more. Orton with a big right hand and it does nothing, and again. Omos tells him to bring it as hard as he can again. Omos blocks it and drops Orton with a big shoulder to boos.
Omos holds Orton down by his head as the referee counts. Omos scoops Orton and drops him face-first into the top turnbuckle. Omos drags Orton to their corner and AJ comes in stomping away. Fans chant for Orton as AJ keeps control. Orton kicks AJ and unloads with right hands. AJ dropkicks Orton for a 2 count. Omos comes in and holds Orton down but Orton rakes him to get free. Riddle and AJ go at it now. Riddle unloads and also rocks Omos on the apron. Riddle with a big Exploder suplex to AJ, then a standing moonsault, and a Bro-ton. Riddle with a running punt kick for a close 2 count.
Orton and AJ are back in now. Orton rocks AJ and delivers the powerslam in the middle of the ring. Orton with the second rope draping DDT but Omos breaks it up. Riddle grabs Omos from the floor and Orton saves Riddle, dropping Omos over the top rope to send him to the floor. AJ attacks Orton and goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Orton catches him in mid-air with the RKO. Riddle tags in and delivers the Floating Bro for the pin to retain.
– After the match, Orton and Riddle stand tall in the middle of the ring and hug as the music hits. We go to replays.
– Kevin Patrick is backstage with SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, who is confident about her Triple Threat title defense and isn’t worried about the odds being against her when it comes to a potential title loss. Becky says it’s time for the champ to remind everyone just who the hell she is. We go to a break.
Queen’s Crown Tournament Finals: Doudrop vs. Zelina Vega
We go back to the ring for the finals of the inaugural Queen’s Crown Tournament. Zelina Vega is out first, followed by Doudrop. Both Superstars are covered up.
They meet in the middle of the ring and have words. Doudrop shoves her away. Vega comes back with kicks but Doudrop catches a kick and headbutts her to the mat. Vega comes back and flies off the top but Doudrop catches her. Vega slides down but Doudrop goes to work on her with more offense.
Doudrop with a big slam in the middle of the ring, then an elbow drop. Doudrop goes on until Vega turns it around and mounts offense. Vega with a big tornado DDT for a close 2 count. Vega tries again but Doudrop kicks out. Vega applies a modified Dragon Sleeper now as the referee checks on Doudrop. Doudrop smashes Vega back into the corner and they tangle. Doudrop levels her with a clothesline and they both go down.
Doudrop misses a corner cannonball and Vega attacks but can’t get the pin. Doudrop counters and nails a big sidewalk slam for another close 2 count. More back and forth now. Doudrop with a big running senton for another close 2 count. Vega moves as Doudrop goes for a big splash. Vega comes right back and delivers the Code Red powerbomb for the pin to win the tournament and become Queen.
Winner and the Inaugural Queen’s Crown Tournament Winner: Zelina Vega
– After the match, Vega stands tall and looks a bit emotional as she does her royal wave to the crowd. Vega heads to the stage and puts on her cape, then puts on the crown as fans cheer her on. Vega then grabs the scepter and takes a seat in the Queen’s Crown throne as she is announced as Queen Zelina. The pyro goes off and fireworks explode over the arena as Vega celebrates.
No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere Match: Bobby Lashley vs. WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg
Back from a break and out comes Bobby Lashley for our No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere match. The camera goes backstage and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg from his locker room. Goldberg makes his way out and goes through the pyro as fireworks explode over the arena. Fans chant “Goldberg!” as Lashley waits in the ring.
The bell rings and Goldberg didn’t see Lashley wrap a chain around his fist. They go at it and Goldberg takes the chain strikes to start. Lashley beats Goldberg down and launches him into the ring post shoulder-first as some fans boo. Lashley beats Goldberg down and goes to ringside. Lashley looks under the ring but goes over and grabs a steel chair instead.
Lashley uses the chair on Goldberg, then sends him shoulder-first into the ring post again. Lashley brings a table into the ring now as Goldberg slowly recovers. Lashley beats Goldberg back down with elbow strikes, then stands on his injured left knee as Goldberg screams out in pain from the corner. Lashley leans the table up in the corner. Goldberg gets back to his feet but Lashley charges with a chop block and takes him back down. Lashley plays to the crowd for boos. Lashley goes to work on Goldberg’s injured knee now. Lashley wraps the chair around Goldberg’s knee and grinds it, then stomps on it.
Lashley goes to the bottom rope and stomps the chair around Goldberg’s leg once again. Lashley stands tall for more boos as the referee checks on Goldberg. Lashley stalks Goldberg from the corner as fans chant for Goldberg to get up. Goldberg crawls to the ropes and tries to pull himself u. Lashley charges for a Spear but Goldberg moves and Lashley crashes through the table. Goldberg slowly gets back to his feet now.
Goldberg gets up and meets Lashley in mid-air with a big Spear. Fans pop for Goldberg as he grabs Lashley for the Jackhammer. He lifts Lashley and drops him with the Jackhammer, but does not go for the pin. Goldberg takes his gloves off and stomps on Lashley. Goldberg tosses Lashley to the floor and follows. Goldberg charges and puts Lashley through the barrier with a Spear. Goldberg talks some trash about Lashley putting his hands on his son. Fans chant for Goldberg again.
Goldberg picks Lashley up from the timekeeper’s area debris, then drops him over the top of the barrier while yelling in his face. Goldberg slams Lashley face-first into the announce table. Lashley is dazed as Goldberg works him around the ringside area now. Goldberg takes apart the steel ring steps, places Lashley face-down on the steel and tells him he’s going to pay. Goldberg grabs the other half of the steps and slams them at Lashley but Lashley moves out of the way just in time.
Goldberg stalks Lashley up the ramp to the stage now. Lashley slowly gets back to his feet as Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin come down with kendo sticks. Shelton charges first and gets dropped, the same with Cedric, with ease by Goldberg. Lashley holds a kendo stick now, staring Goldberg down. Goldberg picks up a kendo stick also. They meet on the stage and Goldberg beats Lashley down with the kendo stick. Goldberg with more kendo stick shots. Goldberg snaps the stick in two and tosses it as Lashley slowly gets back up. Goldberg charges and delivers a huge Spear to knock Lashley off the stage. They both go crashing down below on the floor and Goldberg holds it for the pin to win.
– After the match, Goldberg stands tall but is limping around. The music starts up as fans chant his name. Goldberg walks back over and looks down at Lashley, who is laid out next to the stage. Goldberg limps back to the ringside area and hugs a group of kids at ringside. Goldberg limps back to the stage to make his exit. We see Lashley walking away from the debris now. Goldberg looks at the camera and warns to never mess with his family.
– The announcers talk about tonight’s show and we get some hype for the main event.
King of the Ring Tournament Finals: Finn Balor vs. Xavier Woods
We go back to the ring for the finals of the 20121 WWE King of the Ring Tournament as Finn Balor makes his way out first. Out next is Xavier Woods, who plays Francesca on the way to the ring as fans chant for The New Day. Woods stops and talks to the camera about how he’s about to become King.
The bell rings and they do a show of respect fist bump. They lock up and go at it, trading holds and counters. They go to the mat and trade holds there. They break and get back to their feet. They charge and Woods counters with a side-Russian leg sweep for a 2 count. Woods rolls Balor up but Balor comes back with a basement dropkick for a 2 count. Balor grounds Woods with a headlock now.
Balor controls on the mat but Woods breaks free. Balor with a big chop and another takedown, grounding Woods as fans rally now. Woods turns it around and hits a back senton. Woods drops Balor into the middle rope, then nails a big dropkick to the back. Woods kicks Balor from the apron. Balor blocks a tornado DDT, takes Woods down and stomps him. Balor with chops in the corner now. Woods rocks him with forearms and right hands. They trade more counters and Balor slams Woods with the elbow for a 2 count.
Balor with a Slingblade now. Balor points his fingers at Woods but runs into a superkick. Woods covers for a 2 count. They trade big strikes on their feet now. Woods gets the upperhand and kicks Balor. They trade more chops and right hands. Balor drops Woods with the overhead kick but they’re both down as fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Woods scoops Balor to his shoulders but Balor beats him down and unloads with elbow strikes. Woods rolls Balor for a close 2 count. Balor runs into a big boot. Woods goes to the top but Balor kicks him to the mat.
Balor goes back to the top but this time Woods uppercuts him. Woods climbs up for a superplex and he hits it for a pop. Balor kicks out just in time. Woods gets up first and goes to the top. Woods flies out with the big elbow drop but Balor counters and covers for 2. Balor with a Slingblade now. Balor with the corner dropkick into the turnbuckles. Balor goes back to the top for the Coup de Grace but Woods moves. Woods follows up with a roll-up for 2. Woods with an enziguri to stun Balor, then a kick to the ribs.
Woods with a big Gutbuster now. Woods goes to the top as fans cheer him on. Woods walks the top rope and delivers the flying elbow drop for the pin to win and become King of the Ring.
Winner and King of the Ring Tournament Winner: Xavier Woods
– After the match, Woods stands tall as his music hits. He yells at the camera about this being his destiny. Woods is all smiles as he heads to the stage now. Woods takes his robe, crown and scepter, then takes a seat in the King of the Ring throne. Woods is officially announced as King Xavier as the pyro goes off and the fireworks explode above the arena. Woods yells out about finally being King, then raises his scepter in the air.
– We get a promo for tonight’s WWE Title match.
WWE Title Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Big E
We go back to the ring and out comes Drew McIntyre to a big pop and pyro. Drew carries his sword, Angela, to the ring with him. Out next comes WWE Champion Big E to a pop. Big E stops and poses on the entrance-way, talking to the title as the fireworks go off. We get formal ring introductions.
Big E and Drew meet in the middle of the ring as Big E talks some trash. They back off and here we go. They charge from the corners and lock up, then break. Big E with a headlock now. They break and collide with shoulders in the middle of the ring. Big E tells him to go again. They collide with shoulders a second time. They go for a test of strength now but Drew kicks and twists the arm up, then applies a headlock. Drew levels Big E with a big shoulder, then tosses him to the mat and grounds him by the arm.
They run the ropes again and now Big E drops Drew. Big E drags Drew over to the edge of the apron and unloads with forearm shots as the referee counts. Big E returns to the apron and goes for the splash but Drew rolls to the floor for a breather. Big E follows but Drew launches him on the floor with a big overhead suplex at ringside.
Drew brings it back in the ring and unloads in the corner. Drew with a side-Russian leg sweep and we get a unique pin for 2. Drew grounds Big E by his arm again. Big E fights up and out but Drew catches him with a huge jumping Spinebuster in the middle of the ring. Big E kicks out just in time. Drew with more big strikes. Big E comes back with two big belly-to-belly suplexes, then a third. Big E stands over Drew and dances, then goes for the splash but Drew jumps up and launches him with an over head suplex. Drew keeps control, delivers a neckbreaker, then kips up for another pop as he yells out to the crowd.
Drew goes for the Futureshock DDT but Big E grabs him, slams him and delivers the running splash in the middle of the ring. Drew kicks out at 2. Big E starts to rally the crowd now. Drew blocks a Big Ending, then rolls Big E for a close 2 count. Drew scoops Big E for a big Michinoku Driver for another close 2 count. More back and forth now. Big E with a big Uranage for another close 2 count. Drew with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Big E back-slides Drew for another close pin attempt. Drew rolls through and drops Big E with the Futureshock DDT for another close call.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Drew goes for a Claymore but Big E catches him in a big powerbomb. Big E applies the Stretch Muffler now, forcing Drew to yell out in the middle of the ring. Drew breaks free and rolls Big E into an ankle lock. Big E kicks him away and drops him with the Big Ending in the middle of the ring. Drew kicks out just in time and Big E can’t believe it.
Big E takes Drew to the top turnbuckle now but a dazed Drew falls to the apron. Big E pulls him back up for a super Big Ending. Drew fights back and delivers a super bulldog from the top. Big E still kicks out and Drew can’t believe it now. Drew charges for the Claymore Kick but Big E goes down and rolls out of the way. Big E gets up first as Drew rolls to the apron. Big E charges but Drew nails a big Claymore out of nowhere. Drew covers but Big E kicks out right before the 3 count. The Saudi crowd chants “holy shit!” now.
Fans chant “one more time!” at Drew it sounds like. They tangle as Big E goes for the Big Ending. Big E keeps control and keeps Drew up on his shoulders, then drops down with the Big Ending, nailing it this time in the middle of the ring. Big E holds it for the pin to retain.
Winner: Big E
– After the match, Big E stands tall and takes the WWE Title as his music hits. Big E hits the turnbuckles to pose for the crowd as they cheer him on. We go to replays. Drew exits and looks back at the ring as we get a show of respect with Big E talking to the title again, and saying Drew brought it. Big E goes on about how he’s just getting started.
– We get a look back at The Usos defeating Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin on the Kickoff. We also see footage from the first-ever Be A Star anti-bullying rally in Riyadh, held earlier today with the WWE Superstars.
Triple Threat for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch
We go back to the ring as the rules are announced for the next match. Out first comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, who will officially become a RAW Superstar tomorrow night thanks to the WWE Draft. We see how Becky captured the title in just 26 seconds by defeating Bianca Belair at SummerSlam. Out next comes Sasha Banks. We see recent happenings between the competitors in this match. Banks stop on the apron and poses as pyro goes off. Belair is out last, swinging her hair on the way to the ring. All three Superstars are covered up. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
The bell rings and here we go. They size each other up and Banks kicks Becky then locks Belair in a headlock. Belair dodges her and drops Becky with a shoulder. Banks and Belair go at it now. Belair catches a crossbody but Becky jumps on her back. Belair tosses Becky off and swings Banks’ legs at her. Belair with a fall-away slam to Banks and a kip-up for a pop. Belair runs into Banks’ knees in the corner. Banks goes to the top but Belair rocks her and presses her high in the air above her head, then with just one arm. Belair then drops Banks to the mat.
Becky trips Belair from the floor, then pulls her out and sends her into the barrier. Becky comes in but Banks takes her down for a 2 count. Banks and Becky go back & forth now. Banks with a deep arm drag for 2 as Becky comes right back to her feet, surprising Banks. Becky blocks a Backstabber but has a kick caught by Banks. Banks with a Meteora for a close 2 count. Belair comes back to the apron but gets knocked off again. Banks with a Banks Statement to Becky in the middle of the ring but Belair breaks it up. Belair unloads on Banks in the corner while Becky recovers. Becky takes over on Banks and launches her into Belair. They continue trading offense in the corner and Belair puts Banks on her shoulders for a KOD but Becky knocks them both down with a missile dropkick from the top. Fans chant “this is awesome!” as Becky covers Belair for 2, then Banks for 2.
Becky controls the match and gets a pop. Belair dodges a leg drop from Becky. Becky and Belair tangle now. Becky with a bulldog for a 2 count. Banks fights Becky from the apron but Becky unloads with strikes. Becky with a top rope leg drop while Banks is draped over the middle rope. Banks kicks out at 2. Fans chant “this is awesome!” again Becky stomps Belair, then stomps Banks. Becky with a Bexploder suplex to Belair, then a Bexploder to Banks. Becky covers both of them at the same time but they kick out.
Becky talks some trash about how the title is hers. She keeps both challengers down while yelling about being the history maker here. Becky goes back to the top but they both catch her in mid-air. She pleads with them while they hold her up, but they launch her back into the turnbuckles with a double Buckle Bomb. Banks and Belair go at it now. They trade pin attempts and more offense in the middle of the ring. Belair has a back-slide blocked. Banks arm drags her but Belair comes right back with a shoulder. Belair shows off some over Banks. Belair clotheslines Banks and kips-up. Belair with a long vertical suplex but Banks lands on her feet. Banks with a suplex of her own. Banks holds it to pay tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero with the Three Amigos.
Fans chant “Eddie!” now. Banks goes to the top but stomps Becky in the corner to keep her down. Banks goes for the Frogsplash on Belair but has to roll through as she moves. They tangle in the corner where Becky is still down at. Belair drops Banks off the bottom rope and shoves her to the floor as she charged into the corner. Becky goes to work on Belair now. They trade 2 counts. Becky with a knee to the gut. Becky with a kick but Belair catches her with a Spinebuster for a 2 count.
Becky and Belair go at it some more. Banks gets knocked off the apron. Becky avoids a KOD but Belair nails a Gutbuster. Belair goes for a splash but Becky gets her knees up. Becky with a 2 count but Banks runs in and tries to stop them from pinning each other. Belair gets the upperhand but misses a moonsault as Becky and Banks both move out of the way. Banks has the Banks Statement on Belair while Becky has the Dis-Arm-Her applied at the same time. They break it and Banks unloads on Becky in the corner. Banks shows off for a pop. Becky with uppercuts to Banks out of the corner. Becky stomps Banks and goes to the top. Banks avoids the flying attack, then drops Becky with a Backstabber. Banks with the Banks Statement to Becky now in the middle of the ring.
Belair comes in and nails the handspring moonsault to both of them. Belair pins Becky for 2, then Banks for 2. Belair shows some frustration now. Banks mounts offense now but she’s frustrated. Banks sends Becky out and drops Belair. Banks grabs Belair’s hair and swings it around, then kicks her while holding the hair. Banks taunts Belair but Belair grabs a kick and slams her, then rolls her for 2 as Becky makes the save just in time. Becky with a running right hand to Belair in the corner. Banks swings for Becky but drops Belair and she rolls out. Becky and Banks tangle and Becky hits the Man-Handle Slam but Belair runs back in and breaks the pin up just in time.
Becky and Belair trade strikes and trash talking from their knees now. Belair blocks the Man-Handle Slam and goes for the Glam Slam but Becky sends her into the corner, then the apron. Becky unloads with right hands. Becky holds Belair’s hair and climbs the corner but Banks come sin out of nowhere, kicking Becky to the floor, then nailing Belair with a knee. Banks runs and slides for a powerbomb from the apron to the floor but Belair hangs on. Belair goes to the floor but Banks kicks her. Belair blocks a tornado DDT on the floor. Belair blocks a Backstabber. Becky leaps off the Arabic announce table, taking them both down for a pop. Becky rolls Belair in the ring to a “this is awesome!” chant. Becky slams Belair and goes right into the Dis-Arm-Her in the middle of the ring. Belair resists but Becky locks it in.
Banks runs in but Becky drops her. Becky now has a double Dis-Arm-Her applied to both challengers at the same time. Belair powers up with both of them and Becky goes down while Banks hits a Backstabber to Belair out of the move. Becky drops Banks with kicks. Banks blocks the Man-Handle Slam but Belair comes from behind and drops Becky with the KOD. Banks comes from behind to toss Belair to the floor before she can get the pin, but Belair sends her out. Banks pulls Belair to the floor. Banks runs back in to put Becky away but Becky rolls her up for the pin to win and retain.
Winner: Becky Lynch
– After the match, Becky stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays. Becky raises the title in the air as pyro goes off and fireworks go off above the arena. Becky celebrates as Banks and Belair look on disappointed and emotional on the mat.
– Back from a break and we see how Edge defeated Seth Rollins in Hell In a Cell earlier. We get more hype from the announcers before going to the ring for tonight’s main event.
WWE Universal Title Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. They stop and the pyro goes off before heading to the ring. Reigns raises the title again in the ring as more pyro goes off. The music stops for a minute until starting back up for Brock Lesnar. Lesnar comes out to a huge pop and kicks forward from the stage as pyro goes off and fireworks explode above the arena. Lesnar marches to the ring for his first match in 19 months. He walks around the ring as Reigns stares him down. Lesnar hops up on the apron as more pyro goes off. Lesnar enters the ring and faces off with Reigns in the middle. Heyman exits and we get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
The bell rings and here we go. Lesnar goes for Reigns and locks up against the ropes. The referee breaks them in the corner and Reigns backs away. Lesnar is still bouncing around. Lesnar smiles and laughs before attacking and beating Reigns down in the corner. Lesnar goes again and grabs him for the German suplex but Reigns rocks him and backs him away. Lesnar attacks again but Reigns avoids another German attempt. Reigns beats Lesnar around now. Lesnar scoops Reigns out of nowhere and rams him into the corner with big shoulder thrusts. Reigns comes right back with big right hands.
Lesnar ducks and goes for a German but Reigns holds on to the top rope. Lesnar delivers German #1 for a big pop. Fans chant “Suplex City!” now but Reigns holds on to the ropes to avoid another. Lesnar with more big thrusts in the corner. Lesnar stomps away in the corner now.
Reigns hangs Lesnar up on the top. Reigns pulls Lesnar to the floor but Reigns sends him into the barrier. Reigns comes right back swinging and sends him into the ring post. Reigns dodges a F5 on the floor and apparently hit a thumb to the eye on his way back in, slowing Lesnar down for a second and angering him. Lesnar comes back in but Reigns knocks him back to the floor with a Superman Punch.
Reigns runs the ring and leaps over the top rope, taking Lesnar down on the floor for a big pop. Fans chant “holy shit!” and the referee starts counting. Reigns brings it back in and stalks Lesnar, then delivers a big Spear. Lesnar kicks out at 2. Fans do dueling chants now. Reigns stalks as Lesnar is dazed. Reigns staggers him with a Superman Punch against the ropes. Reigns finally drops Lesnar with the second Superman Punch. Lesnar pulls himself back up. Reigns calls for the finish and charges but runs into the ring post as Lesnar jumps over his Spear. Reigns collides with the post and goes down but Lesnar also collapses, from exhaustion according to Cole.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” as they both struggle to get back up. Heyman looks on as Lesnar gets up and delivers a German suplex #2 to Reigns. They both get up and fans want to see another. Lesnar delivers German #3. Lesnar mocks Reigns and calls for the finish like Reigns does. Lesnar with German #4. Lesnar stands tall and yells out again, mocking Reigns some more.
Lesnar scoops Reigns for a big F5 in the middle of the ring but Reigns kicks out. Lesnar looks to the sky as he can’t believe it. The crowd is wild as Lesnar gets back up first. Reigns is struggling to get up at Lesnar’s feet. Lesnar scoops him for a second F5 but Reigns counters and turns it into the Guillotine submission in the middle of the ring. Reigns tightens the hold to wear Lesnar down but he’s not fading yet, still on his feet with Reigns locked in. Lesnar turns the Guillotine into a Spinebuster. Lesnar also goes down and he’s hurt. Fans chant for Lesnar as he gets back up. Lesnar goes for another F5 and he hits it but Reigns’ knees hit referee Charles Robinson on the way down. Lesnar covers Reigns and gets the three count but the referee is laid out.
Lesnar stands over the referee and yells out in frustration. Lesnar picks the referee up and drops him to try and wake him up. The referee just rolls to the floor. Lesnar turns back around to a big Spear from Reigns. They’re both laid out in the middle of the ring now. Heyman watches closely as Lesnar and Reigns struggle to get up. Heyman tosses the belt in between the two, and yells that “you know what to do with it!” and then he turns around, covering his eyes.
Lesnar and Reigns struggle for the title but Lesnar gets it, standing back up to his feet. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos rush the ring and drop Lesnar with a double superkick. They head back out and Reigns drops Lesnar with a title belt shot. Reigns then covers Lesnar as a second referee hits the ring to count the pin.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the match, the music hits as The Bloodline stands tall together at ringside and celebrates, with Heyman joining them. We go to replays. The Bloodline poses on the stage now as Lesnar struggles to get back up in the ring. Heyman stands next to Lesnar but he looks a bit worried, and confused. Lesnar looks on from the mat as Reigns and his crew head to the back. The 2021 WWE Crown Jewel event goes off the air with Lesnar looking on from the mat.