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Finn Balor needs to beat Xavier Woods at WWE Crown Jewel

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Finn Balor will be facing Xavier Woods in the finals of the King of The Ring tournament this Thursday at the WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

Woods has been begging for a KOTR tournament for years, and now he is finally in the final of his very first iteration of the historic event.

With that said, Balor is in desperate need of a win here, with the company deciding that his time on SmackDown is over amidst his move to RAW in the WWE Draft.

Having King Balor appear on Monday Night RAW in a newly minted heel gimmick, because beating Woods in the KOTR would get major heel heat, would be a perfect way to adapt his character.

Finn Balor vs Xavier Woods

Here is the current confirmed card for WWE Crown Jewel, which will be available to watch on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network in the United Kingdom on Thursday, October 21st live from Saudi Arabia:

  • Universal Championship Match ’“ Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar
  • WWE Championship Match ’“ Big E (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
  • RAW Tag Team Championship Match ’“ RKBro (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos
  • Smackdown Women’s Championship Match ’“ Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
  • Hell in a Cell Match ’“ Edge vs. Seth Rollins
  • No Holds Barred Match ’“ Bobby Lashley vs. Goldberg
  • King of the Ring Final: Sami Zayn OR Finn Bálor vs. Jinder Mahal OR Xavier Woods
  • Queen’s Crown Final: Zelina Vega vs. Doudrop
  • Mansoor vs. Ali
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