With the highly anticipated WWE Crown Jewel event slated for this Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, buzz is growing around the wrestling world. The grand spectacle will be streamed live on Peacock, kicking off with a pre-show at 12 p.m.
ET and the main event following at 1 p.m. ET. This marks the second Saudi Arabian showcase of WWE's global spectacle in 2023. Star-studded matches are lined up, with bouts featuring WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins clashing with Drew McIntyre, and a thrilling women's championship battle featuring Rhea Ripley, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Zoey Stark, and Raquel Rodriguez.
The card will also host WWE United States Champion Rey Mysterio facing off against social media sensation Logan Paul, along with a monumental duel between John Cena and Solo Sikoa.
Crown Jewel Matches
In addition to these headline matches, fans will also witness Cody Rhodes taking on Damien Priest, WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY defending her title against Bianca Belair, and Sami Zayn locking horns with JD McDonagh.
According to inside sources at PWInsider, while most of the WWE roster is expected to jet off to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, John Cena has already made an early arrival. Although details are sparse, Cena's premature presence in Riyadh has stirred speculation within the wrestling community.
Is Cena in Saudi for pre-match promotions, or could there be another reason for his early landing? Interestingly, John Cena’s WWE schedule is set to conclude with this Crown Jewel event. However, the ongoing Hollywood strike has yet to reach a resolution, raising questions about whether Cena's WWE calendar could be extended for more dates.
Fans and pundits are eagerly awaiting the extravaganza, with ticket sales surging and social media platforms abuzz with predictions and anticipations. With its illustrious roster and high-stakes matchups, this year’s Crown Jewel event is set to be a smashing success, offering wrestling enthusiasts plenty to talk about in the weeks to come.