WWE Crown Jewel 2022: Every Match Ranked From Worst To Best

Another surprisingly solid show from Saudi Arabia.

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Easy though it is to have incredibly low expectations for WWE's Saudi Arabia shows, last year's Crown Jewel was a pleasant surprise to a lot of fans, and in the same vein this year's event was a shockingly solid offering.

Even the very worst match on this year's show never dipped below mediocrity, while the card was otherwise packed with thoroughly entertaining bouts, and even occasionally managed to touch greatness.

Though WWE's decision to continue staging events in the region remains morally murky at absolute best, the quality standard of the shows has at least increased considerably year on year.

Was Crown Jewel 2022 an event for the ages? Absolutely not. Did it do much to move the needle story-wise? Predictably, no.

But it did deliver a rock solid night of wrestling for the most part, which given the state of the event back in 2018, practically feels like a miracle.

It didn't offer much in the way of surprises, but for a show that's so easy to sneer at, WWE actually turned in a well-paced, effort-filled night of quality wrestling...

8. Cage Match: Drew McIntyre Vs. Karrion Kross

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Result: Drew climbs over the top of the cage to win the match (13:00).

Rating: This was a pretty slow-moving match with a surprising amount of time spent on the mat, while ultimately failing to do anything remotely interesting or creative with the cage.

The crowd took a while to get into it, but it at least ramped up a little later on. The Scarlett interference was both predictable and boring, however, if at least not giving Kross a cheap win.

The closing sequence, with Scarlett accidentally screwing Kross over, Drew standing around forever like a goof, and the attempted "Who will escape?" suspense, came off as clumsy and in particular made Scarlett look like an idiot.

Hopefully the feud ends here. 5/10


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