WWE is set to light up Riyadh once again with the return of the Crown Jewel pay-per-view event this Saturday. North American audiences are primed for an early start due to the significant time difference with Saudi Arabia. In contrast to the earlier international spectacles that seemed somewhat aloof from WWE's core storylines, recent years have witnessed these events garnering substantial significance within the WWE Universe.
As the excitement builds, the Mohammed Abdu Theater in Riyadh is prepped to host an action-packed lineup, without the past appearances by wrestling icons. This year’s focus is firmly on the current generation of superstars, poised to make their mark and capture the global spotlight.
For those eager to catch every slam and pinfall, the event kicks off at 12 p.m. ET with the pre-show, while the main card commences at 1 p.m. ET. U.S. fans can catch all the action on Peacock, WWE's exclusive streaming partner, while international viewers can tune in via the WWE Network and other select PPV providers.
The Crown Jewel will showcase a series of high-stakes championship clashes:
- Universal Champion Roman Reigns is set to defend his title against the formidable LA Knight.
- Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre will vie for the World Heavyweight Championship, promising a seismic clash.
- Iyo Sky challenges Bianca Belair for the prestigious WWE Women's Championship.
- The Women's World Championship will see Rhea Ripley, Nia Jax, Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, and Zoey Stark in a thrilling face-off.
- In pursuit of the U.S.
Championship, Rey Mysterio will take on internet sensation turned wrestler, Logan Paul.
- Additional must-see matches include Cody Rhodes versus Damien Priest, John Cena battling the rising Solo Sikoa, and Sami Zayn facing JD McDonagh.
Crown Jewel's Global Appeal
With the grandeur of Crown Jewel 2023, WWE is set to deliver a spectacle that transcends geographic boundaries, captivating fans around the world with storytelling prowess and athletic excellence—a true testament to the universal appeal of sports entertainment.
For those ready to immerse in the electrifying atmosphere of WWE's grand showcase, Crown Jewel is an unmissable event, blending athletic prowess with dramatic storytelling, sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.