Title: Crown Jewel 2022
Running Time: 295 Minutes
Number Of Discs: 2
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: December 26 2022
(Thanks to Fetch Publicity for arranging this review.)
Crown Jewel 2022 Under Card
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley is alright, but it feels like a preview of a bigger match down the line. Similarly, while Damage CTRL vs. Alexa Bliss and Asuka is well-worked, barely anyone will remember it, despite the title change. Elsewhere, Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross inside a Steel Cage is an improvement over their Strap match at Extreme Rules. And the clash between The Judgment Day and The O.C. has its moments, though again it’s a bit forgettable.
I enjoyed Braun Strowman vs. Omos in spite of those who trashed it. Why anyone expected two giants to deliver a technical wrestling clinic is beyond me. Indeed, it was a clash of the titans, and in that respect, it succeeded. The Usos vs. The Brawling Brutes is a very good doubles match. And Bianca Belair vs. Bayley under Last Man Standing rules has some creative, albeit dangerous, spots. Though their feud was a bit disappointing, at least their LMS contest is memorable. Speaking of memorable …
Crown Jewel 2022 Main Event
On paper, Roman Reigns vs. Logan Paul is a total mismatch, especially considering Roman’s historic championship run. Furthermore, from an in-ring standpoint, this could have sucked, and it could have potentially insulted the intelligence of fans. However, they managed to deliver a truly dramatic and exciting main event. It proved that Logan has already mastered certain elements of pro wrestling that veterans never get the hang of. Crucially, it also proved that Reigns is untouchable right now when it comes to delivering must-see title matches. I’d even be open to seeing a rematch at some point, which I didn’t expect to say beforehand.
Though the under-card has some notable bouts, to me, this is a one-match show. That would be the main event, which exceeded all expectations and even had some fans believing Logan could defeat Roman. On the whole, though, I’m not sure if I would suggest that you need to purchase this DVD. If you do, watch Roman vs. Logan, the LMS bout and maybe the Tag Team Title match. The rest of the content is largely skippable.