WWE Crown Jewel
October 21, 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Abdu Arena on the Boulevard
We are live with ongoing coverage of WWE Crown Jewel. As always, we will have ongoing results during the show with results posted immediately after every match. Refresh this page often for updates.
It was announced that Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns would be a “No DQ” match but about 20 minutes later the stipulation was rescinded. The match between Goldberg and Bobby Lashley will be a “Falls Count Anywhere” match.
The Usos vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin
This was a late addition to the show. This was a good opener. Jimmy and Jey won the match after Jey hit the Uso splash on Alexander.
Hell in a Cell Match
Edge vs. Seth Rollins
into the ring. Edge tried for the first pin attempt after hitting the Edgecution. Edge then tried to lock in a crossface with a piece of the chair but Rollins broke free and then followed up with a sling blade and pin attempt.
Minutes later, Rollins hit Edge several times with a chair and he went for the con-chair-to but Edge moved and then locked Rollins into a crossface. Rollins broke free by using the bar from the steel chair that Edge used earlier. Rollins followed up by punching a chair in Edge’s face and a frog splash but Edge kicked out of the pin attempt.
Rollins set up a table at ringside and then hit the Unprettier on Edge in the ring, Edge kicked out of the pin attempt. Rollins went for a move off the top but Edge shoved him off the top and into the side of the cell and then through the table at ringside.
Back in the ring, Edge hit the Edgeomatic on Rollins onto the steel steps that were positioned in the center of the ring. Edge followed up with a dive off the top with a chair onto Rollins, who was still laying on the steps. Edge tried a spear but Rollins countered with a superkick and pedigree. Rollins went for the pin but Edge kicked out. Rollins went for the stomp but Edge caught him with a buckle bomb and spear and then Edge went for the pin and Rollins barely kicked out.
Edge brought a ladder in the ring and rammed it into Rollins’ head but Rollins turned things around by sending Edge’s body into the ladder in the corner of the ring. Both men ended up fighting on the ladder and then Rollins hit a sunset bomb that sent Edge off the ladder and through a table but Edge kicked out of the pin attempt. Rollins followed up with several superkicks. Rollins wrapped a chain around his foot and superkicked Edge again. He set up for the stomp but Edge lifted a chair in between Rollins’ legs. Edge superkicked Rollins twice and then grabbed the chain and used it around Rollins’ face. Edge also used a wrench but Edge let go of the crossface before Rollins could tap out. Edge pinned Rollins after stomping him into the steel chair.
Mansoor vs. Mustafa Ali
Mansoor got a big hometown pop from the fans in Riyadh. Mansoor was on offense for the most part for the first few minutes of the match but things turned around when Ali tripped Mansoor and he landed back first on the ring apron.
Ali followed up with a tornado DDT in the ring and a pin attempt. Ali taunted and trash talked throughout the match to get hte fans to cheer for Mansoor. Mansoor fought back and hit a flurry of offense as Ali begged off. Ali tried a 450 splash but Mansoor moved and then hit a release belly to belly into the corner of the ring. Mansoor hit a moonsault off the top but was slow to make the cover because of his bad neck. Mansoor went for the pin but Ali locked in the Koji clutch submission. Mansoor made it to the bottom rope to break the hold.
Ali went for a 450 but Mansoor moved and hit a springboard neckbreaker off the top to win the match.
Ali attacked Mansoor after the match until a man who was covered from head to toe walked out. The man revealed his face and it was Tarek Hamedi, an Olympic medalist in karate. Hamedi kicked Ali in the face. Hamedi and Mansoor celebrated as the fans cheered.
Titus O’Neil and Natalya gave replica titles to four breast cancer survivors. Then they showed fighter jets from the Royal Saudi Arabia air force.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Randy Orton and Matt Riddle vs. AJ Styles and Omos
During RK-Bro’s entrance, Riddle came out on top of a camel. Riddle and Styles started the match and Orton tagged in about 30 seconds in.
Omos tagged in but Riddle quickly tagged himself out to Orton. Omos dominated Orton and then tagged out to Styles as fans chanted for Orton to make a comeback. Orton fought back with punches but Styles cut him off with a dropkick, followed by a pin attempt. Omos was back in to continue the attack on Orton. Riddle and Styles tagged in and Riddle hit a flurry of offense, including an exploder suplex and the Bro-ton and a running kick.
Orton tagged in and then hit a powerslam on Styles after knocking Omos off the apron. Omos was knocked off the apron again but the distraction allowed Styles to recover. Styles went for the Phenomenal forearm but Orton hit the RKO and then Riddle hit the floating bro and then he pinned Styles.
Backstage, Kevin Patrick interviewed SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
Queen’s Crown Tournament Finals
Doudrop vs. Zelina Vega
Vega tried some kicks to the body but Doudraop countered with a headbutt. Doudrop tried a splash but Vega rolled out of the ring. Vega tried a move off the top but Doudrop caught here. Vega tried a sunset flip but Doudrop pulled her up and continued to hit offensive moves.
Vega tried several times to come back with offense but Doudrop would cut her off. Doudrop tried a cannonball in the corner but Vega moved and countered with a jawbreaker and double knees into the corner, followed by a pin attempt. Vega tried a move off the ropes but Doudrop caught her and hit a sidewalk slam.
Doudrop almost got the pin after a running senton splash. Vega won the match after hitting the code red.
No Holds Barred, Falls Count Anywhere Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg
Goldberg attacked Lashley first but Lashley fought back and he had a chain wrapped around his fist. Lashley dominated until he went for a spear and crashed through a table when Goldberg moved out of the way. Goldberg, who was limping in the match, hit a spear and jackhammer but he didn’t go for a pin.
The match spilled to ringside and Goldberg speared Lashley through the barricade. Lashley continued to beat up Lashley around the ringside area. Goldberg went to drop steps onto Lashley’s head but Lashley moved and began to crawl up the aisle towards the stage. The Hurt Business walked out with kendo sticks but Lashley took them out.
Lashley took a kendo stick and used it on Lashley and then he speared Lashley off the stage and through a table. Goldberg pinned Lashley to win the match. As Goldberg celebrated, Lashley got up and walked to the back.
King of the Ring Tournament Finals
Xavier Woods vs. Finn Balor
They traded turns on offense for the first few minutes. About 5 minutes into the match, both men exchanged punches and kicks and both men were laid out for a few seconds until Balor got back up. Woods tried a move off the top rope but Balor kicked him in the head. Balor tried a move off the top but Woods caught up to him and then hit a superplex into a pin attempt.
Woods went for a diving elbow but Balor countered into a pin attempt, followed by a sling blade and the dropkick into the corner. Balor went for the coup de grace but Woods moved and rolled up Balor into a pin attempt. Woods followed up with kicks and a gutbuster and a diving elbow. Woods pinned Balor to win the tournament.
Big E vs. Drew McIntyre
Both men tried to test each other by attempting shoulder blocks off the ropes. They made their way to ringside and McIntyre hit an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Back in the ring, McIntyre continued on offense but E fought back and then McIntyre countered with a side Russian leg sweep and pin attempt. Moments later, McIntyre hit a jumping spinebuster before trying again for the pin.
Big E took briefly took over but McIntyre came back with overhead throws and a neckbreaker. Big E countered a future shock DDT with a belly to belly and splash off the ropes. McIntyre surprised E with a roll up and a Michinoku driver and pin attempt. Big E almost scored a pin after hitting a Uranage slam from the corner of the ring.
McIntyre hit the future shock DDT but Big E kicked out of the pin attempt as fans chanted, “this is awesome.” McIntyre went for the claymore but E turned it into a powerbomb and the stretch muffler submission. McIntyre was able to break free but E hit the Big Ending and McIntyre kicked out of the pin attempt.
Big E tried a Big Ending from the top rope but McIntyre countered into a bulldog and another pin attempt. McIntyre tried the Claymore but E moved out of the way. E went for a spear but McIntyre hit the Claymore and almost won the match. Big E finally won the match after hitting another Big Ending.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship – Triple Threat Match
Becky Lynch (champion) vs. Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
Belair was knocked out of the match early so it was Lynch vs. Banks for a couple of minutes. Then they had Banks at ringside while Lynch and Belair wrestled. Lynch tried a move off the top but Belair and Banks caught her and tossed her into the turnbuckle and then it was Belair vs. Banks for a few minutes as Lynch recovered in the corner.
Late in the match, Lynch came close to winning the match with a Man Handle Slam but Belair broke up the pin attempt. Banks recovered and kicked Lynch out of the ring and then tried a powerbomb on Belair on the floor but Belair countered but Lynch was back up and she hit a dive off the table and onto both women on the floor.
Lynch locked in the Disarm-her submission on both women at the same time but Belair powered up and Lynch had to break the hold. Banks hit a backstabber on Belair and Lynch came back with kicks to Banks. Belair got back in and hit the KOD but Banks tossed Belair out of the ring. Banks went back in the ring but Lynch rolled her up and used the rope for leverage. Cole said it didn’t matter that she used the rope because it’s a Triple Threat Match.
WWE Universal Championship – No DQ match
Roman Reigns (champion) vs. Brock Lesnar
During the entrance, Michael Cole referred to Reigns as the “suplexorcist” for the first time. WWE recently filed for that trademark. Cole said that Lesnar held the Universal Title for 503 days and Reigns is second behind him with plans to surpass Lesnar.
The match started with both men tying up against the ropes. Lesnar charged at Reigns with boots to the stomach and blows to the back but Reigns fought back with punches. Reigns blocked an early suplex attempt but Lesnar picked up and drove Reigns into the corner and then followed up with shoulders to the stomach. Reigns again countered a suplex but Lesnar finally hit the first suplex of the match a few seconds later.
The match moved to the ringside area and Reigns shoved Lesnar’s head into the ring post. Reigns followed up with a Superman punch that knocked Lesnar off the apron. Lesnar got up and Reigns followed up with a dive over the top rope onto Lesnar on the floor. Back in the ring, Reigns hit a spear and then he went for a pin but Lesnar kicked out. Reigns hit to more Superman punches but Lesnar got back up. Reigns went for a spear but Lesnar leapfrogged over him and Reigns’ head hit the center turnbuckle. Lesnar hit three more German suplexes and the F5 but Reigns kicked out of the pin attempt. Lesnar went for another F5 but Reigns countered into the guillotine submission. Lesnar broke free countered with a spinebuster.
Lesnar went for another F5 but Reigns’ body hit referee Charles Robinson so there was no pin. Lesnar went to pick up Robinson but caused him to roll out of the ring and then Reigns hit the spear. Heyman tossed the Universal Championship in the ring in between Lesnar and Reigns and yelled, “you know what to do with it!” A tug of war ensued and Lesnar pulled the belt but The Usos ran in and superkicked Lesnar. Reigns hit Lesnar with the belt and another ref ran in to make the count. Reigns retained his title.