WWE Crown Jewel delivered a mix of anticipated results and spirited performances, leaving fans with much to discuss. The event was headlined by the fierce battle for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, where despite a valiant effort from LA Knight, Roman Reigns retained his title with a controversial assist from The Bloodline.
In a high-octane opener, Seth Rollins successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Drew McIntyre. While Rollins emerged victorious, the narrative suggests McIntyre's quest for the title is far from over, hinting at a darker character development on the horizon.
Elsewhere, Cody Rhodes triumphed over Damian Priest, further escalating his feud with The Judgment Day and positioning him for another shot at the company's premier championships. As WWE navigates the aftermath of Crown Jewel, storylines for top superstars like Reigns, Rollins, and Rhodes begin to unfold.
The rivalry between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre is proving to be a masterclass in storytelling, with McIntyre's character teetering on the edge of a full-fledged villainous turn. After their stellar match at Crown Jewel, extending this feud to at least Survivor Series seems imperative.
Rollins’ position in the storyline necessitates a formidable challenger, and McIntyre, fueled by his latest setback, fits the bill perfectly. Roman Reigns' presence at Survivor Series remains uncertain. Noted wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reports Reigns is not scheduled for the event, suggesting a possible hiatus until the Royal Rumble.
Should Reigns step back, the spotlight could shift to potential contenders like AJ Styles, who has personal scores to settle with The Bloodline.
Rhodes' WarGames Destiny
Cody Rhodes’ path is steering towards WarGames, a match with roots deeply connected to his family legacy.
His involvement could reignite his momentum, potentially setting the stage for future championship pursuits. Looking ahead, it's pivotal for Rhodes to capitalize on his current popularity and align himself with the World Heavyweight Championship scene.
Meanwhile, Reigns and Rollins stand at the precipice of new challenges, as WWE's storytelling engine gears up for the approaching WrestleMania season. Anticipation is building, with fans eager to see how these superstars' paths will cross as WWE embarks on the road to WrestleMania, promising a season of unforgettable clashes and dramatic twists.