No matter what you feel about the WWE & their deal with Saudi Arabia, these Crown Jewel events will continue. So for this piece, we will look at three significant takeaways from Crown Jewel.
Women’s Evolution Continues
We begin with arguably the most significant takeaway from the event. And that is, for the first time in history, there was a Women’s Division match in Saudi Arabia. This is a historic moment for a very repressed country. And something that fans have been calling for since the outset of these Saudi events. Natalya and Lacey Evans were visibly taken aback by the moment, and that was clear through both women’s entrance and post-match interaction. This by no means erases the “stink” that has surrounded these propaganda laced events, but if for a short time, it made us all forget the dark recent history around Saudi Arabia.
Brock Is Money
While this match can be argued until kingdom come, Brock Lesnar versus Cain Velasquez provided fans a different feel from a WWE matchup. Lesnar versus Velasquez is a nearly decade-old rematch waiting to happen. But with this battle happening within the confines of WWE, Brock Lesnar was always going to be victorious. But the bigger takeaway from the match is that it feels as if there is still more to this feud. As if this was merely a precursor to how deep this rivalry can go. With Brock on Fox and WWE having significant cheddar, Cain Velasquez could stick around to continue this feud.
The Fiend is Champion
In what feels like a no brainer move, WWE placed the Universal Championship onto the Fiend. The Fiend is WWE’s most over character and genuinely appealing act. Seth Rollins as a babyface champion had run its course. (Personally, I think Rollins is a much better heel than a babyface.) Now some questions have to be answered with this move. As Bray Wyatt is a member of the Smackdown roster. Therefore, The Fiend is a member of the Smackdown Roster. But now The Fiend holds the Monday Night Raw championship. Does Bray Wyatt and The Fiend pull double duty? Will this move Wyatt back to Raw? But what we can say is that the right man won the “Can’t be stopped for any reason” match at Crown Jewel. Long Live The Fiend.