Crown Jewel (2022)

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Crown Jewel
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Promotional poster featuring Roman Reigns and Logan Paul
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)Raw
SmackDown
DateNovember 5, 2022
CityRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
VenueMrsool Park
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The 2022 Crown Jewel is the upcoming fourth Crown Jewel professional wrestling pay-per-view and livestreaming event produced by WWE. It will be held for wrestlers from the promotion's Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. The event will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—this will be the second Crown Jewel to be held at this venue after the inaugural 2018 event, which was held there when it was previously referred to as King Saud University Stadium; the stadium changed its name to Mrsool Park in 2020. It will be the eighth event that WWE will hold in Saudi Arabia under a 10-year partnership in support of Saudi Vision 2030.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

In early 2018, the American professional wrestling promotion WWE began a 10-year strategic multiplatform partnership with the General Sports Authority in support of Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia's social and economic reform program.[1][2] Crown Jewel was then established later that same year as one of the recurring events in this partnership and specifically held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Announced on May 23, 2022, the 2022 event will be the fourth event in the Crown Jewel chronology and the eighth event overall for the Saudi Arabian partnership. The event will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Mrsool Park—this marks the second Crown Jewel to take place at this venue after the inaugural 2018 event, which was held there when it was previously referred to as King Saud University Stadium; the stadium changed its name to Mrsool Park in 2020. The event will air on pay-per-view worldwide and the livestreaming services Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network in international markets and will feature wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown brands.[3][4]

Storylines[edit]

The event will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw and SmackDown brands,[5][6] while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.[7]

After Roman Reigns appeared on Logan Paul's podcast Impaulsive, the social media influencer then trash-talked Reigns after Reigns had left the set. This led to a social media exchange, resulting in Paul appearing on the September 16 episode of SmackDown where he confronted The Bloodline to invite Reigns to his press conference in Las Vegas the following day.[8] At the conference, WWE executive Triple H announced that Reigns would defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Paul in the main event of Crown Jewel, marking only Paul's third match in WWE.[9]

Matches[edit]

No. Matches* Stipulations
1 Roman Reigns (c) vs. Logan Paul Singles match for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship[a][10]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • *Card subject to change

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The name "Undisputed WWE Universal Championship" refers to both the WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship being held and defended together, although both titles remain independently active.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saudi Arabia to host the Greatest Royal Rumble". WWE. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "National Transformation Program 2020" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-28.
  3. ^ Guzzo, Gisberto (May 23, 2022). "WWE Announces Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia For November 2022". Fightful. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  4. ^ Beltran, William (September 17, 2022). "Official: Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul at Crown Jewel 2022". Super Luchas. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  5. ^ Grabianowski, Ed (13 January 2006). "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 29, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 18, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  7. ^ Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (Exclusive)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Powell, Jason (September 16, 2022). "9/16 WWE Friday Night Smackdown results: Powell's review of New Day vs. Hit Row vs. Ridge Holland and Butch vs. Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci for a shot at the Undisputed WWE Tag Titles, Logan Paul's appearance, Raquel Rodriguez vs. Bayley, Sami Zayn vs. Ricochet". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  9. ^ Pugmire, Lance (September 17, 2022). "Logan Paul vs. Roman Reigns will headline WWE event in Saudi Arabia Nov. 5". USA Today. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
  10. ^ WWE.com Staff (September 17, 2022). "Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul". WWE. Retrieved September 17, 2022.

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