WWE Crown Jewel results, live updates, matches, card, predictions

WWE is back overseas with its Crown Jewel event on Friday, November 2 at King Saud Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and airing live on the WWE Network. The show gets underway with the kickoff show at 11 a.m. ET with the main card starting at 12 p.m. ET.

The event is surrounded by controversy with the WWE deciding to go forward with it despite an American resident and Washington Post journalist being murdered earlier this month at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey. As if that weren’t enough, Hulk Hogan will serve as the host for the event, marking his first on-screen appearance for the company since 2015 when he was fired and removed from the WWE Hall of Fame after racially insensitive remarks. This past July, Hogan spoke with the WWE locker room before an event and his comments were not widely appreciated.

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This will be the second big event for the WWE in Saudi Arabia this year, the first being the Greatest Royal Rumble back on April 27, 2018. The shows are part of a lucrative 10-year partnership between WWE and the Saudi General Sports Authority in support of Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia’s social and economic reform program.

Sporting News will provide live bell-to-bell coverage of WWE Crown Jewel on Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET.

(All times Eastern.)

WWE Crown Jewel live updates

This section will be updated.

WWE Crown Jewel lineup 

— Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman for the vacant WWE Universal Championship

— AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship

— Degeneration-X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane)

— The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) vs. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and/or Xavier Woods) for the “SmackDown” Tag Team Championship

— WWE Would Cup tournament featuring four “RAW” superstars and four “SmackDown” superstars; participants include:

  • Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio
  • Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley
  • Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz
  • Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton

— Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev for the United States Championship (kickoff show).

WWE Crown Jewel predictions

— Braun Strowman defeats Brock Lesnar to become a first-time WWE Universal Champion.

— AJ Styles holds off Samoa Joe to remain WWE Champion.

— Triple H does the heavy lifting as DX beats The Brothers of Destruction.

— The Bar remain “SmackDown” Tag Team Championship with a win against The New Day.

— Kurt Angle beats Rey Mysterio in the finals of the WWE World Cup.

— Shinsuke Nakamura holds on to the WWE United States Championship against Rusev.

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