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Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar official for WWE Crown Jewel


Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are officially set to face off when WWE returns to Saudi Arabia next month.

WWE announced today that Reigns vs. Lesnar will take place at Crown Jewel on Thursday, October 21. The show will air on Peacock/WWE Network starting at noon Eastern time.

Reigns' Universal Championship will be on the line if he's still champion when Crown Jewel takes place. Reigns is defending the title against "The Demon" Finn Balor at Extreme Rules on Sunday, September 26.

At SummerSlam last month, Lesnar made his return and confronted Reigns after Reigns retained the Universal Championship against John Cena. It was Lesnar's first appearance on WWE programming since WrestleMania 36 in 2020.

Lesnar also appeared at last Friday's SmackDown at Madison Square Garden. After Lesnar challenged him to a Universal Championship match, Reigns responded later in the episode and accepted the challenge. Reigns said he'll smash Lesnar as soon as he's done smashing Balor.

Crown Jewel will be the first time WWE has been to Saudi Arabia since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Reigns vs. Lesnar is the first match that's been announced for the show.