04/03/2024

Roman Reigns and Logan Paul face off just 24 hours before their match at Crown Jewel (Picture: WWE)

WWE Crown Jewel is set to take place tomorrow morning at 3am AEDT on the WWE Network, as Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed Universal Championship against Logan Paul in the main event. Just one night before the show in Saudi Arabia, the social media sensation one-upped the Tribal Chief and made his intentions clear for just his third in-ring performance.

A press conference was held to preview Crown Jewel, with many WWE talent including Reigns and Paul making appearances at the event. When the two stars made their way onto the stage towards the end, the champion demanded his opponent to thank him and it quickly backfired.

The attendance was heavily favouring the challenger by chanting his name and it frustrated Reigns, before he turned the tide and ordered a thanks from the Tribal Chief.

“I think it’s you that needs to thank me, Roman”, Paul said.

“Your boy just made you relevant in the Middle East!”

Reigns then asked the crowd to calm down and mentioned what he has previously achieved for the people of Saudi Arabia, whilst also mocking what Paul has done in the meantime.

“I’ve been entertaining Saudi Arabia while you were making those terrible little YouTube vlogs”, he said.

“I’m gonna teach you some invaluable lessons you’re gonna learn tomorrow.”

However, the challenger had the attendance in the palm of his hand and received a huge ovation before declaring his appreciation for them.

“Oh my god, what a dream come true!”, Paul said.

“Beautiful country, beautiful people, beautiful faces.

“When I look out into the crowd, I am so inspired and my true goal with all of this is to inspire people all around the world.

“I’m a kid from Ohio in the Middle East entertaining fans across the globe.”

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Paul then began to discuss his match against Reigns at Crown Jewel, with what WWE would call the ‘biggest upset in sports entertainment history’ if the former were to remarkably become the Undisputed Universal Champion.

“I am so humbled that the WWE has chosen me to dethrone Roman Reigns in my third professional wrestling match”, the challenger said.

“You saw me beat the Mysterios at WrestleMania, you saw me beat The Miz at SummerSlam.

“And tomorrow, you’re gonna see me beat Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.

“All good things must come to an end and all it takes is one lucky punch, which you may have seen me hit your cousin with less than two weeks ago.

“I’ve never seen a man drop so quickly in my life (than) Jey Uso.”

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The content creator then revealed to the Undisputed Universal Champion that, “the Tribal Chief ain’t the only one with the bloodline”, before announcing that his brother and undefeated professional boxer, Jake Paul would be in his corner during the main event.

It certainly didn’t impress the Special Counsel of Reigns, Paul Heyman and he said whilst the champion could’ve levelled both Paul brothers right there, informed the duo that they are, “businessmen”.

The Usos and Solo Sikoa then made their way to the scene to confront Logan and Jake, before The Bloodline left the stage.

Other superstars who also made appearances at the press conference were Braun Strowman, Omos, Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka and Damage CTRL.

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Crown Jewel will be the eighth time WWE head to Saudi Arabia for a Premium Live Event and Chief Content Officer, Triple H spoke about how it’s always a privilege to perform at the Kingdom and even compared the atmosphere the crowd brings to WrestleMania.

“The energy that the fans here bring to our show rivals the most passionate fans anywhere in the world”, he said.

“The reaction that you give us is what makes these shows so special.”

Other matches that will take place at Crown Jewel are Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley, The Usos vs Ridge Holland & Butch for the Undisputed Tag Team Championships, Bianca Belair vs Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship, The Judgment Day vs The O.C., Drew McIntyre vs Karrion Kross, Alexa Bliss & Asuka vs Dakota Kai & IYO SKY for the Women’s Tag Team Championships and Braun Strowman vs Omos.

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