The stage is set for WWE Crown Jewel 2023, a wrestling extravaganza poised to captivate fans on November 4, 2023, at the Mohammed Abdu Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This marks the fifth installment of this annual event, held in the heart of Saudi Arabia, and WWE is sparing no effort to make it an unforgettable spectacle. With a mere 24 hours left until the grand event, let’s delve into the rumor mill buzzing around this much-anticipated gathering.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Potential Appearance
Since the announcement of Crown Jewel 2023, speculation has been rife regarding the possible appearance of football legend Cristiano Ronaldo at the event. Rumors suggest that WWE has been in talks to bring the renowned athlete to the show. Grayson Waller even mentioned Ronaldo in a tweet, teasing fans with the prospect. However, as of now, there’s been no official confirmation of his appearance.
Roman Reigns’ Final 2023 PPV
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Whispers in the wrestling world suggest that WWE Crown Jewel 2023 might mark the final PPV appearance of Roman Reigns in 2023. The absence of Roman Reigns from the Survivor Series 2023 advertisements has fueled this speculation. His on-and-off run this year could be the reason behind his absence from Survivor Series, leaving fans wondering about the Big Dog’s next move.
John Cena’s First Singles Match
At WWE Crown Jewel 2023, John Cena is slated to face Solo Sikoa, marking his first singles match since WrestleMania 39 Night 1. This is a notable return to singles competition for Cena, who faced Austin Theory for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 39.
Seth Rollins: Defending Five Championships
Seth Rollins is set to defend an astonishing five different championships at Crown Jewel PPV. This feat will make him the only superstar to have defended five different titles at the event. Rollins has previously defended the Universal Championship, Raw Tag Team Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and United States Championship, and this time, he takes on the challenge of defending the World Heavyweight Championship.
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Kairi Sane’s Return
Kairi Sane’s recent addition to WWE’s internal talent roster has sparked rumors of her imminent return at Crown Jewel. Speculation abounds that she may make an appearance to assist IYO SKY in her quest to retain the WWE Women’s Championship.
Solo Sikoa’s PPV Singles Debut
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Solo Sikoa, known for his tag team matches alongside his brothers and cousin, is set to make his singles match debut at a PPV event. This milestone marks a significant moment in his wrestling career.
LA Knight’s Maiden PPV Main Event
Crown Jewel 2023 holds a historic first for LA Knight, as he steps into the main event spotlight for the first time in a PPV. This is a defining moment for the wrestler, marking his inaugural match in Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia’s inaugural PPV main event appearance.
WWE’s First Overseas Event After TKO Merger
Crown Jewel 2023 signifies a significant milestone for WWE as it marks the first Premium Live Event held outside the United States of America following the TKO merger. While WWE has undertaken numerous home shows in various countries post-merger, this event stands out as a monumental moment in the company’s overseas ventures.
John Cena’s Potential Departure
John Cena’s current WWE schedule concluded with the October 27, 2023 episode of SmackDown, but he extended it to participate in Crown Jewel 2023. Cena has openly discussed his intentions to focus on Hollywood, and his return to WWE is anticipated once normalcy returns.
Five Championship Matches
WWE has upped the ante by booking a staggering five championship matches for Crown Jewel 2023. This is a remarkable feat, with the last event featuring this many championship bouts being Summerslam 2023. With the exception of the Men’s and Women’s Tag Team titles and the Intercontinental Championship, every championship is on the line.
As the countdown to WWE Crown Jewel 2023 continues, the wrestling world is abuzz with excitement and speculation. The potential surprises and the clash of champions promise to make this an event for the history books. What’s your take on these rumors? Share your thoughts and expectations for Crown Jewel in the comments section