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7 Best And 7 Worst WWE Matches In Saudi Arabia
By WESLEY ROESCH
Best: IC Title Ladder Match
As WWE’s first televised live event in Saudi Arabia, the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018 featured a multi-man ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship. With Seth Rollins, The Miz, Samoa Joe, and Finn Balor, the match’s ending was memorable as Rollins bounced from the top rope to the ladder, yanking away the title.
Worst: DX vs. BOD
After staying retired for eight years, Shawn Michaels returned to the ring at Crown Jewel 2018 for one of the worst matches of his career. HBK teamed with Triple H to reform D-Generation X and faced the Brothers of Destruction — Kane and Undertaker — in a match that was filled with botches, a slow pace, and HHH tearing his pectoral muscle.
Best: Mansoor vs. Cesaro
At Crown Jewel 2019, Mansoor faced Cesaro in front of his home crowd in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The two had some impressive offenses in this fast-paced 12-minute match that ended with Mansoor hitting Cesaro with a powerbomb from the top rope and finishing with a moonsault to pick up the victory.
Worst: Reigns vs. McMahon
One of the several boring matches in WWE's Super ShowDown event in 2019 was the fight between Roman Reigns and Shane McMahon. Reigns faced McMahon at a time when the crowd hated the younger McMahon, and this 9-minute bore came to a close when Drew McIntyre attacked Reigns with a Claymore, allowing McMahon to win.
Best: Edge vs. Rollins
The Hell in a Cell match at Crown Jewel 2021 between Edge and Seth Rollins is probably still the best WWE match to happen in Saudi Arabia to this day. A brutal match from start to finish with several enjoyable spots — the ending featured Edge curb stomping Rollins onto a steel chair after putting him in a crossface with a wrench.