The latest WWE pay-per-view (PPV), Crown Jewel, will be going down today (Sat., Nov. 5, 2022) from Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, starting at 12:00 pm ET, live on Peacock (in the US) and WWE Network (everywhere else).
CagesideSeats.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of Crown Jewel below, starting with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.
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WWE CROWN JEWEL QUICK RESULTS
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Logan Paul
- Raw Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley
- Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. Ridge Holland & BUTCH
- Braun Strowman vs. Omos
- The OC vs. The Judgment Day
- Steel Cage: Drew McIntyre def. Karrion Kross
- Tag Team Championship: Damage CTRL def. Alexa Bliss & Asuka (c)
- Brock Lesnar def. Bobby Lashley
WWE CROWN JEWEL LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
No lyrics today. As is my standard practice with these shows, I’m going to use my platform here to express my unhappiness with WWE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. More specifically, owing to my nature as a queer polyamorous trans woman, Saudi Arabia is, uh… not very friendly to people like meand so seeing WWE act as a propaganda arm for this regime really sucks sometimes.
It’s only though happenstance, through the accidental details of my birth, to a family that supports me, in a country that (despite increasing amounts of transphobia in the media) is basically supportive of my right to exist, that I’ve been able to be the woman that I am, to find love with my gorgeous wife and my beautiful girlfriends, and it breaks my heart to think of my brothers, sisters, and nonbinary siblings who weren’t so lucky.
Additionally so it is an additional stressor that the Kingdom Holding Company (effectively owned by Prince Alwaleed) now owns approximately 4% of Twitter. Twitter has long been a community hub for queer people and especially the transgender community, and it is the place where I met my wife and my partners. Grappling with the knowledge that interests so overtly hostile to our existence will now have influence over such a large social media platform is intimidating, to say the least. (Thanks to my gorgeous lady wife for pointing that last bit out— I had more I wanted to say today but I ran out of time because these Saturday afternoon shows are killer on my timing with my routine.)
But as always, I refuse to sit back and leave my colleagues here at Cageside Seats, who have played such a huge part in making me feel comfortable to be out and proud as the woman I am (and who have no problem with calling WWE’s Saudi deal out for exactly what it is), high and dry, so I’m liveblogging the show.
On with the show!
The show opens with Titus O’Neil narrating a video package about how great Crown Jewel is.
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar
Lashley with a blitz early, rushing Lesnar on the floor and injuring his knee, throwing him around the ringside area, back inside, a spear… NOPE! Hurt Lock reversed into a German suplex, another German suplex, the F-5… STILL NO! Bob comes back, sending him back to the floor, fireman’s carry and he puts the Beast into the ringpost!
Back inside, Hurt Lock applied in the middle of the ring, Lesnar claws his way up the turnbuckles…
Brock Lesnar wins by pinfall by reversing the Hurt Lock into a pin.
Post-match, Lashley puts Brock in the Hurt Lock again and chokes him to a more vivid shade of purple than usual.
We get a Liv Morgan video package.
Alexa Bliss and Asuka are interviewed backstage by Byron Saxton, who is wearing an incredibly loud Transformers Generation 2 colored suit. Bliss says you can’t put them on the shelf for a few weeks and get rid of them, this is months of retaliation coming to haunt Damage CTRL.
Alexa Bliss & Asuka (c) vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship)
Bliss and Kai to start, Dakota taking control with an armbar, whip to the corner, up and over, Alexa wants more! To the corner, elbow up, in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, arm drag reversed to a pin, cover for two. Trading quick pins to no avail, Kai clocks her in the face!
Whip reversed, drop down works for once, but Dakota puts her into the ropes and makes the tag. SKY wants a slam, Bliss floats over and tags out! Circling, off the ropes, IYO with a lariat, Asuka returns the favor with a shoulder block and tags out. Double suplex, SKY lands on her feet but the babyface team hits a bulldog / facebreaker combination for two!
Tag to Kai, dropkick cuts her off, Asuka tags in, knocking Damage CTRL off the ropes, stereo baseball slides follow! Back inside, Dakota works leg holds, tag to IYO, dragon screw connects and Asuka is in a bad way! Tag to Bliss, coming in hot, fighting them two for one, palm strikes and kicks, double dropkick lays them out!
SKY with a backbreaker, Alexa blocks her from going up top and trips her up to set up a Yoshi Tonic… NOPE! Up top, jockeying for position, all four women involved… TOWER OF DOOM! Asuka legal, missile dropkick on Kai, uraken after uraken, kick combo, Codebreaker, bridging German suplex!
Twisted Bliss, knees up, the match breaks down, Asuka sidesteps an Asai Moonsault and hits the alarm clock! Alexa with a DDT, up top, Nikki Cross runs in and trips her up with referee Aja Perera occupied, hanging DDT off the top! Kai with a cover…
Damage CTRL won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship by pinfall with a lateral press from Dakota Kai on Alexa Bliss.
We get a Becky Lynch video package.
We see Logan Paul arriving to the arena and talking about how he’s gonna win tonight.
Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross (Steel Cage Match)
McIntyre ducks a lariat and gets right in with shots of his own, Kross gets a few licks in, whip reversed, front kick and a lariat and Drew takes him off his feet! Chops and punches in the ropes, big back suplex and McIntyre is fired up! Karrion with a throat thrust, looking to climb out while Drew is gasping, but he gets cut off!
Kross turns the tide again back on the floor, trading chops with McIntyre, smashing his face into the cage wall, choking him in the corner! Drew explodes with lariats, a belly-to-belly suplex, smashing Karrion into the steel! Kross gets under him, float over, into the cage, back elbow, McIntyre hits the Michinoku Driver for two!
Up top, jockeying for position, Drew with the spider belly-to-belly superplex! Karrion recovers, draws him up, but McIntyre smashes him into the steel first and follows with a spinebuster, jackknife pin… NOPE! THE KROSSJACKET IS IN BUT DREW ROLLS THROUGH INTO A SLEEPER OF HIS OWN!
McIntyre follows it with a snap DDT, kip-up, countdown but Scarlett is on the cage to run interference! Kross with the sleeper, he doesn’t have the arm trapped and Drew is able to ram him into the cage! Northern elbow lays McIntyre out, Karrion circles before deciding to climb the cage, but Drew wakes up and climbs after him!
Scarlett opens the door for her guy to walk through but when Drew cuts him off and beats him down she chases him, shuts it, locks it, and takes away the key! McIntyre climbs as she scrambles to unlock the door and let Karrion crawl out…
Drew McIntyre wins by escaping the cage.
We see Roman Reigns and the Bloodline arriving at the arena, minus Sami Zayn.
Reigns refuses to answer a question about Logan’s “lucky punch” and Solo Sikoa steps to Byron Saxton after. Paul Heyman walks up and mocks the idea of the lucky punch.