Queen’s Crown Tournament Final
Six really short matches led us to an unexpected showdown in Saudi Arabia.
The Road to Crown Jewel
It took Zelina Vega four minutes, 50 seconds, and a Liv Morgan distraction to defeat Toni Storm & Carmella and emerge from the SmackDown side of the bracket.
Doudrop was the last woman standing after the matches on Raw. It took her five minutes & 45 seconds to beat Natalya & Shayna Baszler. Vega’s appearing in regal attire during her semi-final with Shayna probably helped.
That’s it. The finalists had a bit of a staredown, but they don’t have any history. The only feud the entire tourney did much for was the never-ending one between Liv and Mella. A pretty good push for Baszler - which included taking out Doudrop’s former partner Eva Marie - was at least stalled when the former NXT & WWE Women’s Tag champ’s Kirifuda Clutch wasn’t able to put the Scot away, and used to pin her.
What to watch for
Whether or not the match lasts four minutes & 20 seconds. That’s what it will take to get the entire Queen’s Crown tournament to 20 minutes of total bell-to-bell time. Across seven matches.
Could Vega & Doudrop have a good match? I imagine so. The former Piper Niven is very good, and while Zelina’s always been a character-first performer, she’s more than capable of delivering a few high-flying spots and working with someone to tell a fun story.
You’ll forgive me if I don’t hold my breath for them to be given a chance, though. Although I probably could hold my breath for the length of this match.
Who will win?
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Match times courtesy Cagematch