It was a busy night at Crown Jewel. There are a lot of WWE shows every single week and some of them have reputations that are more positives than others. The shows that take place in Saudi Arabia have not been the best received in their limited set of results. This is the case for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common complaints is the fact that very little of consequence tends to take place at the shows. Through the first three shows, there have been no singles title changes (not counting a vacant title being won), but maybe that could change at the next edition.
Crown Jewel 2019 consisted of eight total matches with three of them having championships decided. During the course of the show, the United States Title, WWE Title and Universal Titles were all on the line. The challenger for the United States Title was not announced prior to the show, as a battle royal was held on the Kickoff Show with the winner moving on to challenge AJ Styles for the title. In addition to these matches, the 24/7 Title changed hands twice, with Sunil Singh losing the title to R-Truth, who was later defeated by Sunil’s brother Samir.
Of the three announced title matches, only the Universal Title changed hands. Styles successfully defended the United States Title against battle royal winner Humberto Carrillo, Brock Lesnar defeated Cain Velasquez to retain the WWE Title and the Fiend Bray Wyatt took the Universal Title from Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere match. The Saudi Arabian shows have not often featured several title matches, with only Greatest Royal Rumble having more than four titles defended in scheduled matches.
The gold was up for grabs. Check out the three title matches:
Opinion: This is an interesting change of pace as the Universal Title changing hands is certainly a development for once. That has been one of the biggest issues these shows have had, so it is rather nice to see something actually happen. You don’t have to have every title change hands but to have nothing going on is a bit much, especially on the fourth show in a series. If makes the shows feel more likely to be important in the future and given the reputations of these shows, that is a good thing.
Which title needed to change hands most? Who will lose their title first? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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