02 Nov 2018
WWE Crown Jewel: Preview, key matches and predictions
Written bySayak Basu
Today WWE will be hosting the much-talked-about pay-per-view Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia with several exciting matches lined up.
Even after a lot of turmoil and wrestlers like Cena backing out of participation, Vince McMahon has still managed to pull off this show.
DX will be taking on the Brothers of Destruction and Brock Lesnar will be facing Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship.
Why was there pressure on WWE regarding Crown Jewel?
After the murder of one of the critics of the Saudi government, Jamal Khashoggi, countries like US and UK had boycotted a Saudi investment conference in October.
There was pressure from all corners on the WWE to cancel the event, as an act of solidarity.
However, the event had already been advertised as a big affair by then, and McMahon decided to move forward.
DX vs Brothers
DX vs Brothers of Destruction: Who will win tonight?
This feud should have happened at least a decade ago, as all four wrestlers are now far past their prime.
After Triple H defeating Taker at Super-Showdown, it can be presumed that Undertaker and Kane will win tonight.
Styles vs Joe
AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe is on the cards
AJ Styles will be facing Samoa Joe for the WWE Championship, and here we can see a change of titles as WWE would want to shake up things in the absence of Roman Reigns.
Styles is one of the best wrestlers around, and all his matches are exciting for the fans.
However, after Joe having lost to Styles several times, he might upset affairs.
Lesnar vs Strowman
Brock Lesnar vs Braun Strowman: Who is the toughest?
Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman will headline the show, going up against each other for the Universal Championship.
Now that Reigns has vacated the title, this match will be crucial for the future of WWE.
Both wrestlers are extremely powerful, this is going to be an intense match.
Lesnar might win and we also might see some outside interference.
Other important matches and their predictions
Rusev vs Shinsuke Nakamura will be the opening match and Nakamura's technique might get the better of Rusev's brutality.
The New Day will go up against The Bar for the Raw tag-team Championship titles, and the fan-favorites New Day might win back their title, this time.
The eight-man World Cup match featuring legends like Rey, Kurt Angle, Matt Hardy, looks promising.