[WATCH/STREAMS!] WWE Crown Jewel 2023 Live Free Online Broadcast 4 November 2023
Get ready to watch the WWE Crown Jewel 2023 live stream, which will see the wrestling outfit feature some of its biggest stars at the WWE's new home base in Saudi Arabia. WWE Crown Jewel 2023 live stream: How to watch online, start time, card
John Cena and Logan Paul headline WWE Crown Jewel
Dating back to the days of the Capitol Wrestling Corporation in the 1950s, Madison Square Garden has been considered the home base for WWE. In fact, the McMahon Family had been promoting boxing and wrestling events at the legendary New York City venue even before that.
However, according to Vince McMahon in a recent interview with MMA Junkie, the Mohanned Abdu Arena in Saudi Arabia is the new home of WWE moving forward. With a proclamation like that, then this weekend's WWE Crown Jewel is the new Wrestlemania.
Well, even though the word of the promotion’s former CEO and chairman is questionable these days for a number of reasons, this year’s annual premium live event in Riyadh certainly has Wrestlemania-caliber matches on the card. The biggest names in the company including Roman Reigns, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, John Cena, Cody Rhodes, IYO SKY, Rey Mysterio, Bianca Belair, and The Judgment Day are all scheduled to compete. Even the social media sensation Logan Paul is stepping back into the ring for this massive show.
And unlike previous events that felt like out-of-storyline nostalgia shows, the WWE universe around the world will most certainly be tuning in for some highly anticipated matchups this year. Here's a complete guide on how to watch WWE Crown Jewel 2023 online.
WWE Crown Jewel 2023 start time and date
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Start time: 5pm GMT / 1pm ET / 10am PT
Kickoff show time: One hour before
Watch in the U.S.: Peacock
Watch everywhere else: WWE Network
It’s fitting that Sami Zayn is kicking off the show against JD McDonagh. Due to his recent return to singles competition, thanks to Kevin Owens’ move to Smackdown, the former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion will have no problem kicking the Irish Ace’s face off with a Helluva Kick.
Of course, the potential Judgement Day recruit is a fierce competitor in his own right. McDonagh is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion and has survived incredible matches against top UK talent such as Tyler Bate, Butch of the Brawling Brutes, and current Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER. While his win-loss record lately doesn’t reflect his in-ring ability, JD is sure to throw everything he can at Sami. Although, it probably won’t be enough against the Underdog from the Underground.
Speaking of underdogs, Rey Mysterio is probably the biggest underdog in WWE history. Despite that, he has had a legendary career that earned him a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame. Now, as the reigning United States Champion, Mysterio defends his title against the classless, arrogant, and disrespectful Logan Paul. The Maverick is looking to finally capture his first championship in WWE after his previous attempt at the Tribal Chief during Crown Jewel 2022 didn’t go according to Paul’s plan.
But no matter how much the WWE Universe may hate him, he is a natural sports entertainer that can hold his own in the squared circle even though he’s only competed in seven matches including stints in the Royal Rumble and the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. And since he has no scruples about underhanded tactics, as much as I hate to say it, there’s unfortunately a very good chance that Logan Paul defeats Rey Mysterio for the US Championship this weekend. Let’s just hope that the LWO stays on their toes if they’re in Mysterio’s corner.
While there isn’t a championship up for grabs in John Cena’s match against Solo Sikoa, there is something massive on the line: His confidence. The multi-time world champion has largely been absent from WWE programming for a number of years thanks to his thriving career in Hollywood. But in between appearing in shows such as Peacemaker and movies like Vacation Friends 2, the Doctor of Thuganomics has popped back into the ring on occasion. However, Cena has failed to capture a singles victory since 2018 at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.
Ahead of his return to the country this year, he has recently expressed doubts about his abilities and has even teased retirement if he can’t get the job done soon. But as the person who lives and breathes the mottos of “Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect” and “Never Give Up,” will Super Cena fly off into the sunset as victorious as his glory days? Or will the Enforcer of the Bloodline play Doomsday to Cena’s Superman and put a devastating end to a heroic career? Based on Solo’s dominance as of late, it’s hard to imagine the Street Champion of the Islands taking an L. But if anyone can do it, John Cena can find a way. If not, we may very well be seeing the legend’s last match in WWE.
As big as the rest of the matches on the card are, the biggest match on any WWE Premium Live Event right now is the one with Roman Reigns in it. The Head of the Table has been the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion for over 1,150 days. Sure, he may not defend his championship as much as WWE World Champion Seth Rollins or former NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, but every time he does, it’s a spectacle. Hell, every time he makes an appearance is a special event at this point.
However, a portion of the WWE Universe is fed up with this reign. Included in that contingent is rising star LA Knight. Not only is the self-proclaimed Mega Star walking into a title match against one of the most dominant champions in history, Knight is receiving his first title match of any kind since debuting on the WWE’s main roster. He may have charisma for days and the physicality to back up his big mouth, but there’s still a lot of pressure on the Slim Jim Summerslam Battle Royal winner’s shoulders. Will he rise to the occasion and dethrone Reigns? Or will Knight be forced to acknowledge the Tribal Chief?
To be fair, some people can do just as much with a loss as they can with a win and Knight is definitely one of those people. As he would say, that’s a fact of life. But is that enough to win the big one on such a grand stage? As much as fans may be in Knight’s corner, they also know that Reigns (and his Wise Man Paul Heyman) aren’t beyond bending the rules to maintain the grasp on the coveted championship. No matter the outcome of this match, there’s a good chance that it will be the one that has the most people talking at the end of the show.
Here’s the full card for WWE Crown Jewel 2023:
Kickoff Match: Sami Zayn vs. JD McDonagh
Cody Rhodes vs. Damian Priest
John Cena vs. Solo Sikoa
United States Championship Match: Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Logan Paul
WWE Women’s Championship Match: IYO SKY (c) vs. Bianca Belair
Fatal 5-Way Match for the Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. NIa Jax vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Zoey Stark vs. Roquel Rodriguez
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns vs. LA Knight
WWE is set to host its tenth premium live event in Saudi Arabia, with the Crown Jewel slated to take place in Riyadh on November 4. The company has already revealed the match card of the upcoming event where several starts of the wrestling circuit will be seen in action. Ahead of the main event, the kick-off show will feature a battle between Sami Zayn and JD McDonagh, while the main roster includes a number of high-voltage championship matches. Seth Rollins will defend his World Heavyweight Championship title during a clash against Drew McIntyre. Fans started anticipating this clash since Rollins secured a gruelling victory over Shinsuke Nakamura at Fastlane.
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will also feature in the Crown Jewels and defend his title against LA Knight, who has been enjoying great success this year. Knight had a verbal altercation with Reigns earlier on WWE SmackDown, paving the way for the face-off at Crown Jewel. Earlier at Fastlane, Knight joined hands with John Cena and got the better of Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa.
The Crown Jewel will also see Women's World Champion Rhea Ripley defending her title in a fatal five-way match, featuring Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Raquel Rodriguez and Zoey Stark as the other participants. Apart from taking home the title, the winner of this bout will be branded as “the baddest woman in WWE.”
The Crown Jewel will enable John Cena to show off his dominance in a single fight against Solo Sikoa. The 16-time World Champion last won a single battle almost 2,000 days ago. In some other in-ring actions, Rey Mysterio will challenge Logan Paul in the United States Championship, Iyo Sky and Bianca Belair will go head-to-head in the WWE Women’s Championship and Cody Rhodes will take on Damian Priest.
Roman Reigns will defend the undisputed WWE universal championship in the night's main event, putting his belt on the line against LA Knight. The other top men's title will also be on the line when Seth Rollins defends the world heavyweight championship against Drew McIntyre.