For the first time in a year and a half, the eyes of the wrestling world will focus in on Saudi Arabia when superstars hit the ring for WWE Crown Jewel 2021.
WWE last took center stage in Saudi Arabia with its Super ShowDown event back in February of 2020, a month before COVID-19 became a part of everyone’s daily conversations.
Pandemic-related protocols canceled the Crown Jewel event that was originally scheduled for the second half of 2020, but Vince McMahon and company are ready to continue WWE’s big-money deal with Saudi Arabia with a star-studded event in October.
McMahon dusted off all of his big guns for WWE’s return to the Mohammed Abdu Arena on the Boulevard, bringing in the likes of Brock Lesnar, Edge, and Goldberg to share the spotlight with full-time performers like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, and more.
More history will be made when Becky Lynch defends the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a Triple Threat match, and the first-ever “Queen’s Crown Tournament” will culminate with a match between Doudrop and Zelina Vega.
While the start time for the event will be unusual for WWE’s United States-based fans, those who tune in will witness one of the most stacked cards in the company’s illustrious history.
As you do your best to find an excuse to free up a Thursday in the middle of a work/school week, here’s everything you need to know before WWE Crown Jewel 2021 goes live in October.
When is WWE Crown Jewel 2021?
WWE Crown Jewel 2021 will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. The WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff will start at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.
Where is WWE Crown Jewel 2021 taking place?
WWE Crown Jewel 2021 will take place at the Mohammed Abdu Arena on the Boulevard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
How can I watch WWE Crown Jewel 2021?
Wrestling fans can watch WWE Crown Jewel 2021 exclusively on Peacock in the United States and on the WWE Network everywhere else. The WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff will be streamed on WWE.com, Peacock, and WWE’s social media channels.
WWE Crown Jewel 2021 match card:
Universal Championship match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar
WWE Championship match: Big E (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
Triple Threat match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: Randy Orton & Riddle vs. AJ Styles & Omos
No Holds Barred match: Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley
Hell in a Cell match: Edge vs. Seth Rollins
King of the Ring Tournament Finals: Finn Balor vs. Xavier Woods
Queen’s Crown Tournament Finals: Doudrop vs. Zelina Vega
Mansoor vs. Mustafa Ali