WWE Crown Jewel 2019 Preview – Triple Threat POV | Smark Out Moment

WWE Crown Jewel 2019 Preview – Triple Threat POV

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Friday, October 25, 2019
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Dallas Allsopp, Chris King and Bodeen Green will be giving their opinions on next week's Crown Jewel event, which is due to take place in Saudi Arabia.

WWE will once again be taking their wrestling circus to Saudi Arabia, in what already feels like a forgettable event. However, is it possible that this event may have a few surprises, and actually be worth watching?

Question 1: Bray Wyatt will once again compete as his alter ego The Fiend for the WWE Universal Championship. Is this the last chance saloon for his character, or is it already dead in the water?

ALLSOPP: If The Fiend is victorious, the character will be saved. But a defeat would signal the end for a character that has brought a new edge to WWE. Seth Rollins is treading water at the moment, but The Fiend is already a huge fan favourite. It makes sense for The Fiend to win to not only become the new champion, but to cement how dangerous he is.

KING: I don't really understand what WWE is doing here. The Fiend was drafted to SmackDown, which all but guarantees Seth Rollins will keep the WWE Universal Championship. They have to realize that if Bray Wyatt loses again, it's going to be extremely damaging to not only The Fiend, but also their Fox deal in general. Despite terrible booking, Wyatt is still completely over with the WWE Universe as The Fiend, so here's hoping that this is all just a big ruse, with Rollins going to SmackDown and Wyatt becoming the new champion.

GREEN: Hell in a Cell hurt The Fiend character in a very big way. The match at Crown Jewel feels like WWE have pressed the panic button to fix the mess they made. Unfortunately, in doing this they have booked themselves into a corner with Bray Wyatt being on SmackDown and Seth Rollins being on Raw. The only way I can see them fixing this mess is having The Fiend win, then having Wyatt appear on SmackDown stating that while he was drafted, The Fiend was never drafted. However, at the same time, a loss may not hurt The Fiend due to how the fans feel about the Saudi Arabia shows.

Question 2: Do you think there will be a breakout performance from any of the involved superstars in the match between Team Hogan and Team Flair? Who will come out on top?

KING: In my opinion, this needs to be a huge redemption for Drew McIntyre. In late 2018, the Scottish Psychopath was on a path of destruction by beating the holy hell out of The Shield, but after WrestleMania 35 everything came crashing down. Losses and the Best in the World storyline nearly killed his momentum, however now is the time for McIntyre to make his way back into the main event title scene.

GREEN: I feel due to where the event is taking place, Ali will most likely be the stand out star. He already had support from the Saudi Arabian fan base in the past. The fact that he is also donating his match fee to charity also makes him a better babyface. I can definitely see him being the last man standing, most likely eliminating 2 or more people by himself.

ALLSOPP: This is the chance for Ali to put himself back into the main event picture on SmackDown. He is talented and charismatic, and as he will be donating his match fee to charity, WWE may want to play him up as an ultimate face. A few flashy moves here, a few pinfalls there, and a new star for WWE is born.

Question 3: Tyson Fury and Cain Velasquez will both make their in ring debut at Crown Jewel. Has their inclusion on the show made you more likely to watch it?

GREEN: I am more likely to be watching out of pure curiosity to see how both men perform, and how they get booked. I can easily see Tyson Fury winning as WWE have recently shown little care for Braun Strowman. However, Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez really interests me, as WWE would want both men to look as strong as possible.

ALLSOPP: Cain Velasquez makes me more likely to watch the show. Outside of The Fiend, my interest for this show is low, however the unpredictable nature of Velasquez makes me want to see if Brock Lesnar can deal with him. Lesnar will likely win, but the journey to that result should be engrossing. Tyson Fury, quite frankly, doesn’t move the needle for me. He didn’t as a boxer, and won’t as a wrestler.

KING: Not really. I've watched all of the other events, but I'm more concerned with how Braun Strowman's character will handle another loss. I want to see Brock Lesnar get his ass handed to him in four minutes again, but I know that's not going to happen.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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Dallas Allsopp is a writer with two main interests, Pokemon and wrestling. He has been writing for a few years for his own personal blogs and is now taking his passion for wrestling and putting it into his writing. You can follow him on Facebook.


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