After All of the Controversy, Why WWE Crown Jewel Was a BustNovember 3, 2018
The event went on as planned in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and those fans with low expectations entering the event likely walked out of it surprised—and not in a good way.
Dolph Ziggler and The Miz ended up in the final.
The latter suffered an “injury,” so SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon inserted himself into the match and won.
Maybe Shane calls out an unexpected name from the back.
The match started, Strowman took three F5s, another sent him out of the ring, he got back in it, threw a kick and took another F5 for the loss.
Like the silly Shane win, this isn’t setting up anything exciting.
If Strowman is the top guy while Roman Reigns is out, he doesn’t work in an underdog chasing role.
WWE puts the top title back on a part-time talent and then makes his next match a—wait for it—non-title match.
Expect some sort of outside interference so Styles gets his win back.
Kane, surprisingly, looked lost and took what might be the worst Pedigree of all time to end the match.
The Greatest Royal Rumble in April was the first show in the deal, which drew its own controversy after female superstars were not allowed to perform. October’s WWE Evolution, the first all-women’s pay-per-view in the company’s history, is said to have been born from the omission of women at the Greatest Royal Rumble.