Almost exactly two years after the last Crown Jewel event, the third instalment of the pay-per-view returns as WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for undoubtedly the event with the most bizarre start time for wrestling fans around the globe.
The show always sees legends of the industry return and shocking finales, with the 2018 version of the event seeing Shawn Michaels return to the ring to team with Triple H against the Brothers of Destruction in a match most people would rather forget, while the 2019 edition saw ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defeat Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship.
The current state of play in WWE is – Roman Reigns holds the Universal Championship, Big E is the WWE Champion, Charlotte Flair is the RAW Women’s Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura is the Intercontinental Champion, and Damian Priest is the United States Champion. Becky Lynch is the current SmackDown Women’s Champion and Charlotte Flair the current RAW Women’s Champion. The tag team gold is held by RK-Bro on the red brand, The Usos on the blue brand, and Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. in the women’s division. Reggie is the WWE 24/7 Champion. While it’s not a certainty every title will be defended on the show, conclusions can be drawn that most of said championships are likely to be up for grabs.
But how do you watch WWE Crown Jewel? When does the pay-per-view start? And what matches are on the card? Here at Inside The Ropes, we have all the information you need to know ahead of the show!
When is WWE Crown Jewel 2021?
WWE Crown Jewel 2021 is currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 and will emanate from Mohammed Abdo Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The show will have a live crowd in attendance.
The “main show” will begin at 7pm local time, which is 12pm EST or 5pm in the UK. However, there will likely be a ‘Kickoff’ show on beforehand, airing at 4pm UK time, which will be shown for FREE on WWE’s YouTube channel, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
How can I watch WWE Crown Jewel 2021?
WWE Crown Jewel 2021 will stream at 5pm UK time on the WWE Network and Peacock, with the pay-per-view kick-off starting at 5pm UK time.
The WWE Network costs £9.99 per month for subscribers, and can be cancelled at any time. There is a free tier of the WWE Network available, however pay-per-views require a paid subscription – which unlocks all content on the Network. If you’re in the US, Peacock has two tiers – one for $4.99 and a premium ad-free version for $9.99.
What is the match card for WWE Crown Jewel 2021?
Three matches have been confirmed thus far for WWE Crown Jewel:
- Roman Reigns defends the WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar
- Becky Lynch defends the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks
- Seth Rollins and Edge clash inside Hell In A Cell
- Big E will defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre
- Goldberg and Bobby Lashley clash in a No Holds Barred Match
- RKBro, Randy Orton and Riddle, will defend the RAW Tag Team Championships against AJ Styles and Omos
- King of the Ring Tournament Final – Finn Balor vs Xavier Woods
- Queen’s Crown Tournament Final – Zelina Vega vs Doudrop
- Mansoor vs Mustafa Ali
Watch WWE Crown Jewel 2021 live on the WWE Network – and via Peacock in the United States – on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.