On Friday, November 2nd, WWE will present Crown Jewel from King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The event will broadcast live on the WWE Network.
The main event of WWE Crown Jewel has been confirmed. Roman Reigns will defend the Universal Championship in a triple threat match. His opponents will be Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman.
Brock Lesnar made a surprise return at Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. During the main event cage match, Lesnar attacked Reigns and Strowman. The match was ruled a no contest. It was Brock Lesnar’s first appearance since losing the Universal championship at SummerSlam.
Dave Meltzer reported on Monday that Lesnar is getting paid “well into the seven figures” to wrestle in Saudi Arabia. Crown Jewel is part of WWE’s lucrative 10-year deal with the country.
WWE World Cup Tournament
According to WWE.com, Crown Jewel also will feature the first-ever WWE World Cup tournament. Details about the World Cup tournament are scarce, but WWE is touting the competition will determine “the best in the world.”