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WWE Crown Jewel Results

Live results from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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WWE Crown Jewel airs today (Fri., Nov. 2, 2018) from the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 12:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network.

Cultaholic will provide live match-by-match coverage of Crown Jewel below. You can refresh this page as the event progresses to keep up with the results of the PPV.

WWE CROWN JEWEL LIVE RESULTS

US Title: Shinsuke Nakamura def. Rusev

World Cup Quarterfinal: Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton

World Cup Quarterfinal: The Miz def. Jeff Hardy

World Cup Quarterfinal: Seth Rollins def. Bobby Lashley

World Cup Quarterfinal: Dolph Ziggler def. Kurt Angle

SmackDown Tag Team Titles: Sheamus/Cesaro def. The New Day

World Cup Semifinal: The Miz def. Rey Mysterio

World Cup Semifinal: Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins

WWE Championship: AJ Styles def. Samoa Joe

Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar def. Braun Strowman

World Cup Final: Shane McMahon def. Dolph Ziggler

D-Generation X def. The Brothers of Destruction

US Title: Shinsuke Nakamura def. Rusev

Competitive match that saw plenty of near falls in the final stages. Rusev nearly eked it out with the Accolade, only for Nakamura to escape and get a convenient headbutt to the groin. Kinshasa finished shortly after.

World Cup Quarterfinal: Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton

Great spot early on as Orton caught a Mysterio springboard with a picturesque dropkick. Your typical cat-and-mouse match between the two, with Rey using elaborate counters and intricate maneuvers to match up with Orton’s deft athleticism and methodical sadism. Just when it seemed like Rey was going to fall victim to the RKO, he hooked Orton into a sunset pinning combo to advance. After the match, Orton dropped him with an RKO anyway. The beatdown continues after the match, because Orton is mean.

World Cup Quarterfinal: The Miz def. Jeff Hardy

Another pretty competitive match between two guys you’d expect an evenly-matched bout from. Hardy runs through his greatest hits, and garnered a near fall off of an inside cradle, after countering the figure-four. After a series of roll-up counters, Miz blocks a Twist of Fate and polishes Hardy off with the Skull Crushing Finale, thus advancing for the SmackDown side. Like Orton/Rey, the match was comparably brief, but brisk.

World Cup Quarterfinal: Seth Rollins def. Bobby Lashley

Yes, Lio Rush made the trip. Lashley demonstrates his raw power early on, planting Rollins with a high-angle spinebuster. As anticipated, Rollins resorts to high-risk maneuvers to try and cut down Lashley. Very suddenly, Rollins managed to escape a rolling cutter attempt, took Lashley down, hitting a Curb Stomp in order to advance. These matches aren’t overstaying their welcome, that’s for sure.

World Cup Quarterfinal: Dolph Ziggler def. Kurt Angle

Given each man’s amateur credentials, this is a bit of a dream match, isn’t it? Angle went to town early on with a series of German suplexes, looking like the Kurt of old. Angle only got two off of an Angle Slam, while Drew McIntyre provided a minimal distraction. The straps came down, but Dolph got two (and a very close three) off of a Famouser. Ziggler managed to fight out of a length ankle lock, and won cleanly following a Zig Zag. Kinda surprising that McIntyre didn’t play more of a role, really.

SmackDown Tag Team Titles: Sheamus/Cesaro def. The New Day

The New Day entered on a magic carpet, trying to bring a little levity. I guess this is the “blue card” version of The Shield vs. Braun, Ziggler, and McIntyre. Pretty cool spot sees Sheamus and Cesaro hit an “assisted” jackhammer on Kingston. The end came when Big Show suckered Big E with a WMD punch, which set up the Brogue Kick from Sheamus.

World Cup Semifinal: The Miz def. Rey Mysterio

Hard to believe this was a World title match seven years ago, and a SummerSlam IC title match six years ago – where does time go? A bit of a slower, more sustained match this go-around, with Miz methodically working Rey over. Rey mounts the comeback after kicking out of the Skull Crushing Finale, but after a 619, Miz gets the knees up on a frog splash, and cradles him for the pin. Huh, thought Rey might go all the way.

World Cup Semifinal: Dolph Ziggler def. Seth Rollins

Very intricate match, as one would expect. At this stage, because it’s a semi, it takes a Herculean effort to put either man away. McIntyre naturally gets involved in the latter stages, just for a little dramatic flair. Rollins kicked out of the Zig Zag after Dolph countered the superplex/falcon arrow spot. Then in a bit of a shock, McIntyre pushed Rollins off the top rope, and Seth stood up into a superkick for the loss. Miz vs. Ziggler? Well, alright.

WWE Championship: AJ Styles def. Samoa Joe

Match centered on Styles working Joe’s knee early, before switching to a varied attack once Joe got rolling. And by rolling, I mean that Joe flipped Styles inside out on a devastating clothesline at one juncture. The two fought over submissions late in the contest, with Styles wrenching Joe’s bad leg to break the Cocquina Clutch. Styles blocked a corner charge and won fairly simply with a Phenomenal Forearm, presumably to get his reign past one year.

Universal Championship: Brock Lesnar def. Braun Strowman

After Corbin displays the belt for everyone to see, he blasts Braun with the belt. Lesnar gets a quick F5, but only for 2. A second one gets 2. A third one gets 2. So Brock gets pissed and just F5s Braun over the top rope. Braun gets a minimal comeback, but Brock F5s him again and wins the belt. Yep.

World Cup Final: Shane McMahon def. Dolph Ziggler

McIntyre was ejected before the match even started, while Shane and Corbin stood ringside. A prematch brawl resulted in Miz sustaining a leg injury. The ref goes to call off the match, but Shane prevents the announcement, entering the match himself. Minutes later, Shane wins with the coast to coast dropkick. Yep.

D-Generation X def. The Brothers of Destruction

A greatest hits of sorts, as Shawn still looks like the same guy he was 10 or 15 years ago, just without hair. Tables were broken, classic battles were relived, it was pretty much exactly what it was designed to be. Shawn even hit a moonsault to the floor off the top rope (that looked a bit worse for him). Triple H finally pins Kane with a Pedgree to win the match.

Justin Henry

Written by Justin Henry

In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.

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