Today, superstars from RAW and Smackdown are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the big WWE Crown Jewel event.
As the event airs live on WWE Network, it begins at 11am CT.
We’re guaranteed to see a new WWE Universal Champion crowned today after Roman Reigns had to relinquish the title a couple of weeks ago due to Luekima. Today, Brock Lesnar battles Braun Strowman to see who will win the vacant title.
Shawn Michaels comes out of retirement tonight to wrestle his first match in over eight years. The Heartbreak Kid teams with Triple H as Degeneration X takes on The Brothers of Destruction, The Undertaker and Kane.
On Smackdown, AJ Styles successfully defended his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan in a match that was originally planned for Crown Jewel. With Bryan out of the picture, AJ Styles must once again put the title on the line against his nemesis, Samoa Joe.
Today we’ll also find out who is “the best in the world,” as the eight-man World Cup Tournament will be decided. The quarterfinals and semifinals put RAW stars against RAW stars, and Smackdown stars against Smackdown stars, but the finals will be RAW vs. Smackdown. Shane McMahon has promised that if Smackdown’s representative loses to RAW, that individual will be fired from Smackdown.
Here’s the full announced card for today’s big event:
- WWE Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
- WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
- Degeneration X vs. The Brothers of Destruction
- World Cup Tournament: Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley
- World Cup Tournament: Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler
- World Cup Tournament: Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz
- World Cup Tournament: Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio
- World Cup Tournament RAW Semifinal
- World Cup Tournament Smackdown Semifinal
- World Cup Tournament Final: RAW vs. Smackdown
- Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bar (c) vs. The New Day
- United States Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Rusev (Kickoff Show)
The Kickoff Show begins at 10am CT. Watch it live below: