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Title change at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia


A new Universal Champion was crowned in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this afternoon.

In the main event of Crown Jewel, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt defeated Seth Rollins in a falls count anywhere match to win the Universal title.

Rollins hit several curb stomps on the stage near the finish. He then superkicked The Fiend off the stage and into an area with electrical equipment. A pyro explosion went off and officials sprayed the area with fire extinguishers. Rollins tried to get to The Fiend, but more pyro went off. The Fiend then emerged, put Rollins in the Mandible Claw, and hit Sister Abigail to win the title. 

After the crowd rejected the finish to Rollins and The Fiend's Hell in a Cell match earlier this month, today's match had a stipulation where it couldn't end in a stoppage.

Today's match again had the dark red lighting that WWE used for Rollins vs. The Fiend at Hell in a Cell.

The Fiend defeating Rollins means that the Universal and WWE titles are both currently on SmackDown. Brock Lesnar holds the WWE Championship, and he and The Fiend were picked by SmackDown in the WWE Draft.

This is the second time that Wyatt has held a World title. He won the WWE Championship in February 2017 and dropped it at that year's WrestleMania.

WWE will follow up on The Fiend's title win on tomorrow's episode of SmackDown. A Miz TV segment with Wyatt is set for the show.