Crown Jewel (2019) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands. It took place on October 31, 2019 at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was the second WWE event promoted under the Crown Jewel chronology and the fourth held under WWE’s 10-year partnership in support of Saudi Vision 2030.
While the second edition of WWE Crown Jewel — the company’s fourth foray into Saudi Arabia — took a while to get going, there were a handful of moments on the show that fans will appreciate. Most notably was a major unexpected title change as part of surprising finishes to both of the heavyweight championship matches on the card.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made his in-ring debut with WWE in the first match of his multi-year deal with the company. Boxing’s “lineal heavyweight champion” Tyson Fury had his first career wrestling match, and it was filled with the pomp and circumstance one would expect from a Fury fight. WWE also held its first women’s match in Saudi Arabia in a moment that deserves some praise but also received a bit of criticism.