WWE Crown Jewel 2021 is just a little over a week away and some massive matches are set to take place. The company is returning to Saudi Arabia for their annual event, after a brief hiatus forced due to the global pandemic. But the packed card hints that WWE is going all out to cover up for their missed event last year.
The PPV will be main evented by the Universal Champion Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief will be putting his title on the line against “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. Interestingly, this match was announced two months in advance – even when Reigns was occupied with his feud with Finn Balor. Reigns managed to overcome Balor and now has his biggest challenge yet, ahead of him.
Moments after the Head of the Table defeated John Cena at WWE Summerslam, Lesnar made a shocking return to WWE. He made it clear that he will be coming after Reigns, and soon the match was announced for WWE Crown Jewel 2021. It is quite surprising that WWE has scheduled this match for a comparative smaller PPV like Crown Jewel, even when the rivalry has the potential to be a Wrestlemania main event.
Reportedly, the initial plans for the Brock Lesnar – Roman Reigns feud were for Wrestlemania, but the plans changed quickly, as All Elite Wrestling started racing ahead of WWE. Daniel Bryan, Adam Cole and CM Punk – some of the biggest names of the industry were showing up on AEW. This forced WWE to fast-track Lesnar’s return to the company.
Paul Heyman could play an important role at WWE Crown Jewel 2021
One of the biggest stars who could emerge out of WWE Crown Jewel 2021 is Paul Heyman. He will be playing an important role – because no one really knows where his loyalty lies. He was earlier the on-screen advocate to Brock Lesnar, but now he is the Special Counsel to Roman Reigns.
While Heyman has claimed on several occasions that his loyalty lies with only and only the Tribal Chief, but Reigns has been doubting Heyman’s intentions on every possible occasion. Lesnar too has been exploiting this and leading Reigns to question Heyman’s action. Considering how well this story has gone on so far, we could see a big finale involving Heyman in the final moments of the match.