The only global show of 2019 took place last night in the form of Crown Jewel. There were a battle royal, tag team turmoil, huge championship matches and much more on the PPV show. Check out the results from the event that took place at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
20-man battle royale
Humberto Carrillo picked up the win in this matchup by dumping Rowan outside the ring and thereby earning a shot at the US title. This match took place as part of the Crown Jewel kick-off show.
WWE Championship match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Cain Valesquez
Crown Jewel kicks off with Brock Lesnar squaring off against Velasquez with Rey Mysterio watching from outside. After some initial furious strikes from Cain, Lesnar had the Kimura Lock in on his opponent forcing him to tap out. Rey Mysterio brought a chair to hit Brock who shoved him, right away. Lesnar gave a beatdown on Cain before Rey pounced on Lesnar with some his own chair shots sending Lesnar for a retreat.
9-team World Cup tag team turmoil match: The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery vs. The O.C. vs. The Viking Raiders vs. The Revival vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Lucha House Party vs. The B-Team vs. Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder
It came down to Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows competing against the Viking Raiders by the end of the match. Gallows stopped the tandem offenses created by the tag champs and tagged to Anderson. They executed the Magic Killer on Erik to pick up the win and become the best tag team of the world at Crown Jewel.
Cesaro vs. Mansoor
This match at Crown Jewel witnessed the crowd giving a wild reception to Monsoor. Cesaro started by locking the Sleeper Hold on Monsoor who countered with a Sleeper of his own followed by a tornado DDT. Cesaro countered locking in the Crossface onto Monsoor who delivered a Powerbomb. He followed up with a stunning Moonsault to get the win.
Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury got a big pyro entrance while entering at Crown Jewel. He locked down with Strowman to begin the matchup. Strowman had the upper-hand by doing some corner spots. He also connected with a couple of charging moves outside the ring. Fury countered with Drive-By for a pop. Strowman countered with some big slams into the ring but received two big punches from Fury to get knocked out outside the ring. Fury picked up the win via count-out. An irate Strowman hit a Running Powerslam on Fury before leaving the ring.
United States Championship match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo
Carrillo received big pop doing furious strikes over the US Champion in the early going. AJ rocked Carrillo with a Brainbuster but received two Moonsaults. Carrillo hurt his knees during the second Moonsault that allowed AJ to lock in the Calf Crusher. He soon landed the Phenomenal Forearm to pick up the win and retain his title.
Natalya vs. Lacey Evans
Both the women received big pyros while entering the arena for this historic Crown Jewel matchup. Natalya went for Sharpshooter attempts on two occasions but Lacey countered with a neckbreaker and a Fisherman Suplex. She hit a Moonsault for a two count after which Nattie locked in the Sharpshooter to get the submission win.
Team Hulk Hogan (Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Shorty G and Ali) vs. Team Ric Flair (Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Drew McIntyre)
Roman Reigns received the hot tag in the final moments of this Crown Jewel match to run through all of his opponents. He delivered a Superman Punch on Orton and performed a high-flying move to take out everyone. Orton nailed with an RKO but Reigns kicked out. Orton then dropped Ali with another RKO after which Reigns nailed him with the spear to get the victory.
WWE Universal Championship match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
The Fiend continued showing inhuman strength during this physical matchup. Wyatt digested eight Stomps including some on the stage but still managed to get up. A frustrated Rollins them shoved him down into a large stack of production cases from the stage. Sparks and pyro went off as Wyatt still backed up and pinned Rollins to become the new Universal Champion. Crown Jewel came to an end with Wyatt posing with the Universal Championship on the ramp.