WWE Crown Jewel undergoes venue change…from 68,000 seater to 25,000 only!


The next one month is a very busy period for WWE. It all kickstarts with the 1000th episode of Smackdown next week followed up by the first ever all Women’s PPV Evolution on October 28 and lastly, the superstars will head over to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel on November 2.

Crown Jewel will be the second PPV hosted in the middle east this year after the success of the Greatest Royal Rumble in April. However, there has been a late change in plans and WWE has suffered a huge blow both from a financial as well as a viewership standpoint.

The event was originally listed to take place at the King Fahd International Stadium, a 68,000 seater world-class facility. But, in a recent press release, WWE revealed that the venue has been moved and the King Saud University Stadium, a 25,000 capacity arena will serve as the host.

Two matches have already been scheduled for Crown Jewel, with Roman Reigns defending his Universal Championship in a triple-threat match against Braun Strowman and former Champion Brock Lesnar.

Moreover, after his win against The Miz at WWE Super Show Down, Daniel Bryan booked his ticket for Crown Jewel and will square up against AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.