WWE has officially announced the main event for the Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia.
It was announced on social media that Roman Reigns (with Paul Heyman in his corner) will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar.
This match has been brewing since Lesnar made his return to WWE at SummerSlam. Last Friday on SmackDown, Lesnar confronted Reigns and said that Paul Heyman knew that he would be at SummerSlam.
However, before the Crown Jewel show, Reigns will defend the Universal Title against “The Demon” Finn Balor at Extreme Rules. Crown Jewel is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st at 1 pm eastern on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network for international fans.
Dave Meltzer reported that Lesnar was brought back after FOX expressed unhappiness over CM Punk signing with AEW. At one point, there were plans for Lesnar vs. Reigns at a future WrestleMania. It’s unclear if those are still the plans.
Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg is another match that is expected to be added to the Crown Jewel card.
— WWE (@WWE) September 16, 2021