As the WWE Universe gears up for the much-anticipated Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the tension is palpable—especially on the SmackDown roster. The episode slated for November 3rd promises to be a powder keg, as two of the company's most buzzworthy Superstars, Roman Reigns and Logan Paul, prepare for their respective battles at the colossal event.
This year, Roman Reigns is set to make his first on-screen WWE Universal Championship defense since his victorious match at SummerSlam. At last year's Crown Jewel, Reigns successfully thwarted a challenge from social media sensation and part-time pugilist Logan Paul.
As it turns out, Reigns and his faction, The Bloodline, proved too formidable for Paul, keeping Reigns' historic title reign intact. Logan Paul, however, hasn't wasted any time licking his wounds. Fresh off a controversial boxing bout against Dillon Danis, Paul returned to the WWE stage, gunning for another title—this time, targeting U.S.
Champion Rey Mysterio. What initially appeared as a friendly competition—sealed with a handshake—has devolved into a heated grudge match, thanks to Paul's escalating antics.
Paul Attacks Mysterio
The animosity reached new heights on a recent episode of SmackDown, broadcast from Milwaukee.
There, Paul blindsided Rey Mysterio during a backstage segment, just as Mysterio was attentively watching his Latin World Order teammates, Carlito and Santos Escobar, battle it out against The Street Profits. This act of treachery was captured and shown on the TitanTron, sending Carlito rushing to Mysterio’s aid and consequently leaving Escobar to bear the brunt of a loss to The Street Profits.
Adding another layer of complexity to this bubbling rivalry, WWE officials confirmed later in the episode that Logan Paul and Rey Mysterio will participate in an official weigh-in on the go-home edition of SmackDown before Crown Jewel.
This will surely be an electric moment, setting the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable Crown Jewel. With both rivalries reaching their boiling points, and the weigh-in serving as the final chapter before the grand spectacle in Riyadh, WWE fans are in for an exhilarating ride.