It just had to be better, right?
25 days ago at Hell in a Cell, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt had one of the worst as well as most controversial WWE title matches in years. Today (Oct. 31) at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, Rollins and Wyatt got their second chance.
In somewhat of a surprise, the live crowd in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was vocal in their support of The Fiend. A ‘yowie wowie’ chant broke out early in the match.
For reasons only WWE will understand, the Rollins versus Wyatt Universal title match was conducted under the same red light tint from Hell in a Cell.
The falls count anywhere match spent the first few moments in the ring before moving into the King Saud University Stadium live crowd. Both men would make their way back towards ringside where tables and weapons came into play.
Despite being a blood feud, both Rollins and The Fiend worked a pretty standard no DQ style match for the majority of bell time. A turning point of the match came when Rollins was able to break out of the Mandible Claw with the help from a hammer.
After driving himself through the announce table, The Fiend mounted a comeback of his own and launched Rollins off the top rope through some tables.
The Fiend would go for a Sister Abigail on the steel steps but it was countered by Rollins into the Curb Stomp. Rollins’ first finisher only netted him a short two count. The Fiend would land his finisher but would also only get a two count from it.
Rollins’ Curb Stomp count reached eight before the live crowd at Crown Jewel would begin to rain down boos. Running out of options, The Beast Slayer proceeded to kick The Fiend off the top of the entrance ramp onto some WWE equipment.
WWE’s questionable equipment would then catch fire and explode.
A stunned Rollins went to check on the wreckage below only for The Fiend to emerge behind and shove his fingers down his throat. One more Sister Abigail for good measure, and it was enough for The Fiend to keep Seth Rollins’ shoulders down for the three count.
The Fiend is your new WWE Universal Champion. Excited?
Get complete Crown Jewel live results and play-by-play here.