Loser: Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe's emergence after the title match last night may have dispelled rumours of an injury, but after the initial shock wore off, you knew the only reason why he appeared. Daniel Bryan understandably refused to work the Crown Jewel event on Friday, forcing the title match to take place last night. Samoa Joe is going to be his substitute and lose another WWE Championship match in Saudi Arabia.
The match on Friday should be good, but Samoa Joe, who should have won the WWE title in the summer for the work he was doing, has been reduced to the role of alternate. He won't be around in a prominent role like this for long. He's going to take a step back after Crown Jewel. Samoa Joe seems to have settled into his spot, with a ceiling he probably won't be able to break, despite his talent.