The WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view will get underway this evening at the Mohammed Abdu Arena in Saudi Arabia.
Two women’s matches are booked on the title card – the contest for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, and the inaugural Queen’s Crown tournament.
Reigning blue brand champion Becky Lynch will put her title on the line as she enters the triple threat match against Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks. While the first ever Queen’s Crown finalists, Zelina Vega and Doudrop, will also face off.
GiveMeSport Women has predicted who will win the two title matches tonight in the company’s October pay-per-view.
SmackDown Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
The Man is the standout favourite to retain the SmackDown title, according to bookmakers’ odds.
Despite being transferred to the Monday night roster in the recent Draft, Lynch could still keep hold of the blue brand belt, while also challenging for the Raw title.
Big Time Becks has been champion of both brands before and she could easily do it again. If she retains her title tonight and then goes on to challenge Charlotte Flair for the Raw belt, she could once again earn the nickname Becky Two Belts.
Queen’s Crown champion: Doudrop
Doudrop may be the underdog in this match but it wouldn’t be the first time WWE has favoured an outsider for a title. Just look at Nikki A.S.H and Rhea Ripley taking the Tag Team Championship.
Since breaking away from Eva Marie, Doudrop has spread her wings and hit a run of extremely good form.
In the Queen’s Crown semi-final, the Scot beat notorious villain Shayna Baszler for her spot in the final, a result not many predicted would happen.
Doudrop also has the strength and technique to overcome Zelina Vega, who has little experience challenging for titles. It will be a close contest but Raw’s new babyface has what it takes to take the crown.
SmackDown women’s champion: Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair will be out for revenge this evening. The much-loved superstar was outwitted by a returning Becky Lynch at SummerSlam, losing her title in a matter of seconds.
She would have been unhappy by the nature of her loss, but Belair will be determined to make amends. The SmackDown Women’s Championship could very well return to the EST of WWE.
Queen’s Crown champion: Zelina Vega
Zelina Vega’s experience will come to the fore when she takes on Doudrop for the first ever Queen’s Crown title.
Although Doudrop has been impressive since joining the main roster in June, it’s Vega’s time to finally win a title.
SmackDown women’s champion: Sasha Banks
For me, Banks is the most logical winner of the three. The Boss is the only one still on SmackDown so it makes sense for her to emerge victorious and the stars to realign.
Given it was Banks who ambushed Lynch and Belair at SummerSlam to start this three-way feud in the first place, there is every chance it will be her taking home the belt from Saudi Arabia.
Queen’s Crown champion: Doudrop
Doudrop has been impressive since making her debut on the main roster earlier this year. She has broken away from Eva Marie and now has the chance to prove she is capable of going solo.
As Raw’s new babyface, the crowd will be willing Doudrop to win the Queen’s Crown and that’s exactly what I expect to happen.
The Crown Jewel pay-per-view will air on Thursday, October 21st at 12.00 ET/17.00 BST and can be watched live on Peacock and the WWE Network.