Female Photographer Makes History At WWE Crown Jewel 2022

Roman Reigns & Logan Paul at WWE Crown Jewel 2022

WWE Crown Jewel 2022 took place on November 5th inside Mrsool Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was the fourth Crown Jewel event in history, and featured a huge main event clash between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and YouTube star Logan Paul.

History was also made at the event on three different occasions. In the run up to the show it was confirmed that referee Aja Smith would be taking charge of at least one match on the night. This meant that she became the first African American woman to referee a match in the Kingdom. The milestone came after Jessika Carr became the first woman to referee a match in the Kingdom at the event of the same name in 2021.

In the second match on the card Damage CTRL defeated Asuka and Alexa Bliss to win the Women’s Tag Team Titles. Bliss and Asuka had only held the championships for five days, having beaten Dakota Kai and IYO SKY for the gold on the previous episode of Monday Night Raw. The victory for the former champions marked the first time that a women’s championship had changed hands at an event Saudi Arabia.

WWE also made history in 2019 when Lacey Evans squared off against Natalya, in what was the first women’s made to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Photographer Breaks New Ground At WWE Crown Jewel 2022

In addition it has now been revealed that photographer Heather McLaughlin also made her own piece of history. McLaughlin became the first female WWE photographer to shoot the action from ringside.

You can find the full results from WWE Crown Jewel 2022 below.

  • Brock Lesnar def Bobby Lashley
  • Damage CTRL def Asuka & Alexa Bliss NEW Women’s Tag Team Champions
  • Drew McIntyre def Karrion Kross
  • Judgment Day def AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows
  • Braun Strowman def Omos
  • The Usos (c) def The Brawling Brutes
  • Bianca Belair (c) def Bayley
  • Roman Reigns (c) def Logan Paul