Must Watch WWE Events in October

There will be plenty of WWE action during the month of October but the most highly anticipated card arrives on the 21st when Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are scheduled to scrap at the WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the Universal Championship, assuming Reigns gets by Finn Balor at Extreme Rules. This is the main event of the year and tongues are wagging fast and furiously as to whether the Beast Incarnate will unseat the reigning champion, Roman Reigns. 

The best online sportsbooks will be dealing odds on all WWE events and this October’s lineup is no different. But although many believe Reigns is a lock to defeat Balor at Extreme Rules on September 26th, The Demon has other plans and also talked about getting his hands on John Cena for a little playback after Cena inked his name on the contract that was supposed to see Balor tangle with Reigns at SummerSlam. 

If you recall, Balor had gotten attacked by Baron Corbin shortly before he was to put pen to paper. Corbin tossed Balor around like a rag doll and after dispensing of The Demon, he was then ready to sign his name in place of Balor’s until Cena sprinted for the ring and banged out Corbin, with the contract still left sitting unsigned. Cena decided to ink his name to the sheet and the rest is history. Cena would subsequently lose to Reigns at SummerSlam but Cena’s chicanery doesn’t sit right with Balor. Recently, The Mirror’s Liam Llewellyn chatted with the fiery Irishman about his upcoming match with Reigns and his grudge against Cena.

“I can’t think of a better place to face John Cena than at WrestleMania. I’ve got a bone to pick with John, the SummerSlam main event was mine, my name was printed on the contract, however, John signed it. There’s certainly an issue that needs to be settled between me and John and if we can do that at WrestleMania all the better.”

As for his upcoming championship tilt with Reigns, Balor was philosophical about what he’s done, where he’s been, and what his future holds in the WWE. As we all know, Balor’s ascension to WWE Universal champion was lightning fast, a mere 27 days after he joined the main roster. The Demon is also a two-time Intercontinental champion and an NXT champ to boot.

“The thing I have learnt the most is five years ago I needed WWE and I needed to be champion, I needed to win. Now I don’t need WWE, I don’t need to be champion, I don’t need to win but I want to fight and I want to fight for not only the people who believed in me along the way but for all the people who didn’t believe in me along the way. Even after all my success on the independent wrestling scene, people told me ‘You’re not good enough to be a WWE champion, you’re not what they’re looking for.’ I want to prove all those people wrong and I’m coming after Roman Reigns and the Universal title.”

The Earth Will Shake on October 21st 

Many assume that Reigns will defeat Balor at Extreme Rules because if there is no gold on the line when Lesnar walks into the squared circle at the Crown Jewel then it will take much of the wind out of the sails of this titanic clash. So, it’s a safe bet that Reigns’ championship run will continue until at least mid-October but whether he can keep the Beast Incarnate from wresting the title away from him is another story entirely. However, even if the unthinkable happens and The Demon dethrones Reigns, this match is still happening, with or without the belt at stake. 

However, what will be interesting in all of this is Paul Heyman’s loyalty to his current protégé, Reigns, considering he was in the Lesnar camp for quite a while before his stint with The Head of the Table. Below we see the entire WWE calendar of events for October of 2021.  

1 October 2021 SmackDown Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore

2 October 2021 WWE Supershow Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 October 2021 WWE Supershow Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY

4 October 2021 RAW                           Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

8 October 2021 WWE SmackDown SAP Center, San Jose, CA

09 October 2021 WWE Supershow Save Mart Center, Fresno, Ca

10 October 2021 WWE Supershow Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, CA

11 October 2021 RAW                           Chase Center, San Francisco, CA

15 October 2021 SmackDown             Toyota Arena, Ontario, Canada

16 October 2021 WWE Supershow Rio Rancho Event Center, Rio Rancho, NM

17 October 2021 WWE Supershow Don Haskins Center, El Paso, TX

18 October 2021 RAW                           Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA

21 October 2021          WWE Crown Jewel      Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

22 October 2021 SmackDown             INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita, KS

25 October 2021 RAW                           Toyota Center, Houston, TX

29 October 2021 SmackDown Televised