Big shocks at WWE Crown Jewel as new Universal champion crowned

Carla Harmon
November 3, 2018

Unlike the previous event (WWE Greatest Royal Rumble), Crown Jewel has needed the WWE to clarify their position on hosting of event in Riyadh following the killing of a journalist allegedly by the Saudi government.

The main event of Crown Jewel saw Shawn Michaels make a winning return to the ring after eight years in retirement.

In a one-on-one match, AJ Styles will look to defend his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe.

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The Heartbreak Kid teamed with Triple H in a D-Generation X reunion to take on the Brothers of Destruction, Kane and Undertaker.

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The World Cup contest, featuring The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Jeff Hardy and five other contenders, ended in weird fashion when SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon won even though he was not competing.

WWE cameras caught up with Shawn immediately following his match at Crown Jewel and got some comments from him on his return to the ring as well as his thoughts about having more matches now that he has returned.


WWE Crown Jewel will start at 9:30 PM IST. When The Miz was injured in the final, McMahon refused a forfeit and took his place, outclassing Dolph Ziggler.

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The live streaming of WWE Crown Jewel will be available on Sony Liv app and WWE app.


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