Edge And Seth Rollins’ Rubber Match Will Reportedly Take Place At Crown Jewel
Edge returns to SmackDown later this week, and right now it seems incredibly likely that he will be challenging Seth Rollins to one more match at Crown Jewel.
It will have been 18 months since WWE‘s last trip to Saudi Arabia by the time Crown Jewel arrives next month. Each trip to the Middle East is worth roughly $50 million to the company, so an inability to hold the show will have hurt the company financially. The world is opening back up though, and WWE is once again in a position where it can leave the US.
Seth Rollins vs. Edge III
Only one match has been confirmed for Crown Jewel so far. A Universal Title match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Lesnar has been gone from WWE for almost as long as the Saudi shows, wrestling his last match at WrestleMania 36. The Beast returned at SummerSlam and immediately made it known that he’s back for The Tribal Chief.
One of the next matches announced for Crown Jewel could be Seth Rollins versus Edge. That’s according to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer. Rollins and Edge have wrestled two match-of-the-year contenders so far in 2021. A third match at Crown Jewel could be the pair’s chance to do it all again and break the tie.
Edge Returns On SmackDown
Edge has been off TV ever since he lost to Rollins in Madison Square Garden. The Architect finally connected with a Stomp on Edge which resulted in The Rated R Superstar having to be escorted from the arena on a stretcher. Edge hasn’t been seen on TV since, but his return on this week’s SmackDown has already been announced. That may be where he issues a Crown Jewel challenge to Rollins.
The other big match that will almost definitely be announced for Crown Jewel in the coming days is Bobby Lashley versus Goldberg. Lashley sort of beat Goldberg at SummerSlam thanks to a match stoppage. The now-former WWE Champion then proceeded to choke out Goldberg’s son after the match. Goldberg revealed on Raw this week that he’s out for revenge, and Crown Jewel seems the most likely setting for a rematch between the two.