WWE Crown Jewel is all set to pop off today (Fri., Nov. 2, 2018) from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 12:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
CagesideSeats.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of Crown Jewel below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.
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WWE CROWN JEWEL QUICK RESULTS
Brothers of Destruction vs. D-Generation X
Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
The Bar vs. The New Day
Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley (World Cup quarterfinal)
Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler (World Cup quarterfinal)
Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz (World Cup quarterfinal)
Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton (World Cup quarterfinal)
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev
WWE CROWN JEWEL LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Hey folks, normally you’d see some lyrics here as part of my usual intro to the liveblog, but today, for this show, I feel like I’ve got something more serious I need to say instead.
As you may or may not know, I accepted myself after twenty years of struggling and came out as transgender early this year. I was, as we say, freshly hatched when Greatest Royal Rumble came around, not even two months out of the closet, and so the propaganda videos WWE played there had a real fresh sting to them. “Come to Jeddah, everyone is welcome!”, they said, but well… Women might be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia now, but girls like me? Not welcome so much, as a brief perusal of Wikipedia’s article on LGBT rights Saudi Arabia will show you.
So even before details of Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder and dismemberment at the hands of the Saudi regime came out, I was uneasy about WWE continuing to take money from the Saudis in return for broadcasting their propaganda. Putting a wrestling show on is one thing– everyone deserves to have wrestling available to them, and few promotions are as well-equipped as WWE to take wrestling to all corners of the globe, after all– but being a paid propaganda outlet is another.
I gave serious thought to not liveblogging this one as a result of that unease but, because I love my colleagues here at Cageside Seats for giving me an opportunity that put me on solid enough ground to start my transition in the first place and because I agree with our man Brent Brookhouse that the best thing to be done in this situation is to keep letting WWE know how we feel about it, I decided I’d rather take a minute and use my platform here to open up to y’all and let you know where I’m at before I carry on with the liveblog.
(And also, frankly, not least because my own government isn’t much more welcoming to me personally right now, what with the various ways the United States federal government has been looking to define legal gender as unchangeable and based on observed genital configuration at birth, legalize employment and housing discrimination against trans folks, and so on. Feels a little hollow to take a stand against a foreign government when my own is looking to erase my existence, y’know?)
So, with all that being said… on with the show!