The WWE Crown Jewel 2021 live stream is over, and history kinda repeated itself, as it was a show like none other. The financiers of these Saudi Arabia-based shows are rumored to have high and lofty demands, which often lead to very odd shows. And since the show concluded, we've got full results below.
Crown Jewel main card: Today (October 22) at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT / 5 p.m. BST.
Kickoff show: 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. BST.
Remember that time Undertaker and Goldberg wrestled and it nearly led to Taker getting dropped right on his neck? Or that terrible Fiend vs Rollins Hell In a Cell match, that Rollins said (to Stone Cold) made him 'ready to strangle' Vince McMahon?
It is with those memories fresh in our minds that we look to Crown Jewel 2021. We don't go in expecting a great show, but an interesting one. And with that said, we have plenty of material for both.
Even Paul Heyman is teasing something interesting for Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar. On social media (opens in new tab), the former ECW promoter posted a video promoting the fight with a big caption, which ends in "and I will be walking down the aisle at #CrownJewel with the reigning defending undisputed #WWE #UniversalHeavyweightChampion ... and I assure you, I will be leaving #CrownJewel with the #WWE #UniversalHeavyweightChampion!" Note that he is willing to give adjectives about who he's entering with but not who he's leaving with. Our bet is that Lesnar thinks Heyman's turning on Roman, but he's in fact leaving with Roman.
Edge vs Seth Rollins' Hell In a Cell match should be great given their long-term build. Xavier Woods vs Finn Bálor for King of The Ring? No reason why this shouldn't be fantastic. Even with the little story on the table, those two can go. Hell, if you let them wrestle for long enough (and stripped the name Doudrop away), Zelina Vega and Doudrop's Queen's Court finals could rule.
Also, the co-main event of Becky Lynch defending the SmackDown Women's Championship against Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks is a match — on paper — that should rule. But the last months of booking in WWE's women's divisions have been so thin and worthless that it's hard to feel like this match matters. Especially when its winner is practically telegraphed by the fact that both Lynch and Belair are headed to Raw the following Monday, and only Banks will stay on the blue brand.
In other matches we hope great things for news, Big E's first PPV title defense of the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre should be fun. But Drew's also changing brands, so we don't see him leaving with Raw's top men's title. Also it's too early for E to drop the gold from betwixt his muscles.
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Mansoor, we bet, will stay undefeated in Saudi Arabia. And his opponent Mustafa Ali may be the baddie here, but he's announced (opens in new tab) that his earnings from the event will go to charity.
RK-Bro seems likely to hold onto their tag titles and ... oh yeah, that one other match. We really want Bobby Lashley to obliterate Goldberg. But this match just doesn't seem like his to win.
How to watch WWE Crown Jewel live streams with a VPN
While Peacock is available all across the U.S. and the WWE Network is still the standard around the world, WWE Crown Jewel live streams can get a bit confusing. You might want to check out a VPN if you can't watch with the service you normally use.
International audiences will be pretty jealous of U.S. audiences, which will save up to 50% by switching to Peacock (unless you get the no-ads tier at $9.99 per month).
ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) can access more than 3,000 servers spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. The service performed reliably in our testing, and we found customer service responsive.
WWE Crown Jewel live streams in the U.S. are cheaper
The only place to watch WWE Crown Jewel in the U.S. is Peacock (opens in new tab), via the $4.99 Peacock Premium, the tier you will need for this event.
There's no need to pay for the ad-free tier for WWE live events, as there are always ads in the live editions of Peacock programming.
In addition to the WWE live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.
WWE Crown Jewel streams in the UK and around the world
The rest of the world will grab WWE Crown Jewel live streams on the WWE Network (opens in new tab), for a higher price — closer to the $9.99 that Americans used to pay.
That said, don't expect this to last forever. Peacock is expanding internationally later in 2021, so you might be watching WWE events without the Network no matter where you live.
While those in the States pay less now, there is less content available — and the ad breaks are weird — so it's a monkey's paw situation on getting that discount.
WWE Crown Jewel card, predictions and results
Predicted winners are in bold.
- Roman Reigns (c) defeated Brock Lesnar to retain the WWE Universal Championship
- Big E (c) defeated Drew McIntyre to retain the WWE Championship
- Becky Lynch (c) defeated Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks to retain the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
- Xavier Woods defeated Finn Bálor to be crowned King of The Ring, via pinfall after elbow drop
- Goldberg defeated Bobby Lashley in a No Holds Barred match
- Zelina Vega defeated Doudrop to win the Queen's Crown tournament finals, via a pinfall after a Code Red
- RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) (c) defeated vs. AJ Styles and Omos to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship, via out-of-nowhere RKO and Floating Bro splash.
- Mansoor defeated Mustafa Ali
- Edge defeated Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match, via pinfall after a stomp
- Kickoff show: The Usos defeated vs The Hurt Business' Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin