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4 reasons why Crown Jewel 2019 was WWE's best Saudi Arabia PPV by a mile

Divesh Merani
Modified 01 Nov 2019, 08:23 IST
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#3 Using current stars instead of old legends

A vast improvement in the ring.
A vast improvement in the ring.

Another theme of the past events that WWE have booked in Saudi Arabia has been the extreme focus on legends who are past their prime. The likes of The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Goldberg among others stepped inside the ring and threatened to ruin their phenomenal legacies. The Deadman's disaster of a match with Goldberg is still fresh in the memory of the WWE Universe, and was bad enough that Goldberg himself acknowleged how poorly the match came across.

It was very wise for WWE to decide against using said legends in a wrestling capacity. Other than Tyson Fury, Cain Velasquez, and Brock Lesnar, the entire card was filled with full-time members of the WWE (and NXT) roster. The quality of matches also proved to favour the current talent.

While they don't have the drawing power of legends, matches like AJ Styles vs Humberto Carrillo and Mansoor vs Cesaro seriously delivered in the ring. Aside from the two attraction showcases, every match on the card ranged from solid to memorable. Team Flair vs Team Hogan also delivered very well, with a whole host of names impressing and zero physical involvement from the legends. Hopefully, WWE keeps up this trend and begin to make some new stars on both RAW and SmackDown.

Published 01 Nov 2019, 08:23 IST
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