WWE’s UNDISPUTED Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns was all alone. Our boss, his #SpecialCounsel Paul Heyman was still not able to attend to his duties ringside due to the brutal, vicious, violent F5 from Brock Lesnar. The Usos were taken out on Friday Night’s Smackdown. Reigns had to defend the title against Drew McIntyre in Cardiff. How could the Tribal Chief survive?
According to WWE.com:
All eyes were on the main event, with boxing legend Tyson Fury as well as Karrion Kross and Scarlett at ringside to witness the first main event at a stadium show in the United Kingdom in over 30 years.
Heading into the ring without The Bloodline, Reigns was perhaps the most vulnerable he had been in his historic two-year championship reign.
McIntyre let his emotions get the better of him as he berated Karrion Kross at ringside, which led to Reigns gaining the upper hand. In the middle of the match, Reigns grabbed the microphone, angrily telling Cardiff to “Acknowledge Me” before he was clobbered by a Glasgow Kiss from the challenger.
Reigns notched his first two-count with a Rock Bottom to McIntyre. Reigns then set up a Superman Punch but was countered with a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre tried to send Reigns to Claymore Country, but Reigns had a counter of his own, hitting the Superman Punch.
A colossal Spear by Reigns had the WWE Universe sure that Reigns would retain, but McIntyre shockingly kicked out. A second Spear by Reigns also could not seal the deal, as McIntyre showed incredible heart. An irate Reigns berated referee Charles Robinson until McIntyre Claymored Reigns into the official, knocking the referee to the outside.
To the surprise of many, Theory’s music hit as Mr. Money in the Bank attempted to cash in his contract. Tyson Fury, however, belted Theory to nullify the attempt.
As McIntyre was looking to finish Reigns after a Claymore,Solo Sikoa pulled the referee out of the ring. Sikoa’s shocking presence gave Reigns enough time to Spear McIntyre and retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
After the match, Fury shook the hand of Reigns, acknowledging him. Fury then helped McIntyre up, telling him he did his country pride before singing “American Pie” with the WWE Universe.
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