Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
April 4, 2022
Results from wrestleview.com
Highlights are shown from both nights of WrestleMania 38 over the
weekend. Over the two-nights, Bianca Belair defeated Becky Lynch for
the Raw Women’s Championship, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin came out of
retirement to face Kevin Owens, Pat McAfee beat Austin Theory and
then lost to Vince McMahon, and Roman Reigns became the Undisputed
WWE Universal Champion by beating Brock Lesnar.
We go live into the American Airlines Center.
“Wrestling has more than one royal family.”
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes makes his return to Monday
Night Raw to a big reception. A loud “Cody” chant picks up. Rhodes
is wearing a blue suit. Rhodes goes to speak, but then puts the
microphone down to listen to the crowd. They chant, “Welcome back!”
Rhodes smiles and looks around before getting pumped up. Another
“Cody” chant picks up, and he plays to the crowd. Rhodes goes to
speak, but the crowd keeps going.
Rhodes says, “So… what do you guys want to talk about?” It has been
47 days since the abrupt news that he was a free agent. Rhodes chose
to remain silent. He heard stories and defamatory stories. Everyone
thinks that the decision to return to WWE was difficult. It was not.
It was simple really. The star that left them in the dust, the man
standing here now having signed a multi-year agreement with World
Wrestling Entertainment. A “You deserve it” chant picks up. If there
was a glimmer of doubt or a shred of trepidation, when he rose up at
WrestleMania and came back to beat one of the best wrestlers in the
world in Seth Rollins, that doubt was irradiated. Rhodes read a
quote that states, “A man often finds his destiny on the path he
takes to avoid it.”
Rhodes has a picture of his late father Dusty Rhodes shown from a
WWWF Title match at Madison Square Garden in 1977. Rhodes says there
is his father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. It’s so simple to
say that’s his father. In reality, he’s a legend, the son of a
plumber, and the common man. To him, he was his hero. Rhodes is
getting very emotional. A “Dusty” chant picks up. This photo was
taken in 1977 at Madison Square Garden. His father was holding the
championship belt that Hulk Hogan would get his hands on (Hogan’s
name gets boos), The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H as
well. Rhodes says this very photo was on the mantle in his parent’s
bedroom until his father’s last day. As he got hip to the industry,
he worked up a little courage to ask him poorly if he was a champion
like Hulk Hogan. His father told him with the same eyes his daughter
has that he had won the match by count-out and did not take home the
title due to the champion’s advantage. Rhodes was 8-years-old, he
knew he needed to do something. Rhodes was going to win that
championship belt and bestow it into the hands of “The American
Dream” Dusty Rhodes and no one can take it from him.
Unfortunately, that dream died in front of him. That opportunity
passed… or did it? He cannot physically put that title into his
father’s hands, but he can put it around the waist of The American
Nightmare. The crowd loudly cheers that. A “You can do it” chant
picks up. Rhodes smiles. With that in mind, the silence is broken.
His intentions are clear. Rhodes stands before the crowd finally
ready. Rhodes is going to do it. He’s going to give the distinction
that his family has been denied. He’s going to do it for the people,
for himself, and for his family… and he is going to do it for “The
American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
“BURN IT DOWN!”
Seth “Freakin” Rollins dances out to the stage in a wild pink suit.
Rollins gets in the ring and struts around Rhodes while the crowd
sings his theme song. Rollins stops in front of him and looks into
Rhodes’ eyes. Rhodes tosses his microphone away. Rollins smirks.
Rhodes extends his right hand, and Rollins looks down at it. A “YES”
chant picks up. Rollins cackles and shakes Rhodes’ hand. Rollins
backs up and leaves the ring, and Rhodes looks a little taken aback.
The Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be on WWE Raw
tonight. Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro will team with WWE United
States Champion Finn Bálor to take on SmackDown Tag Team Champions
The Usos and Austin Theory later tonight. New Raw Women’s Champion
Bianca Belair will also appear on the show.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Naomi and Sasha Banks make their way
to the ring. They’ll face Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan in a
Championship Contender’s Match next.
Photos are shown from WrestleMania 38.
Championship Contender’s Match
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Naomi and Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley
and Liv Morgan
It’s Rhea Ripley starting against Naomi. Ripley quickly head-butts
her and hits a nice delayed vertical suplex. The crowd counts to 20
before Ripley slams her for a two-count. Ripley sends Naomi into the
ropes, but Naomi slides under a big boot. Naomi kicks at Ripley and
tags Sasha Banks in. Banks and Naomi drive Ripley into the corner.
Naomi tags in. Banks hits a slingshot splash, and Naomi follows up
with a split-legged moonsault. Morgan breaks it up. Banks sends
Morgan out of the ring and nearly overshoots a Meteora. Ripley wipes
Banks out with a somersault senton. Naomi then hits Ripley with a
Naomi thinks about getting a count-out victory, but she puts Ripley
back in the ring. Naomi connects with a leg drop for a two-count.
We come back from the break to see Ripley applying a body scissor to
Naomi. Naomi rolls Ripley up for a two-count. Ripley attacks Naomi
and sends her into the ropes, but Naomi counters back with a
springboard kick to the side of the head.
Morgan and Banks tag in. Banks knees Morgan back and hits a
head-scissor takeover. Banks hits running double knees in the corner
followed by double knees to the face. Banks connects with a running
face wash and goes to the top rope. Banks floors Morgan with a
Meteora for a near fall. Banks sets up for a Backstabber, but Morgan
rolls her up for a two-count. Morgan rolls her up a second time for
another two-count. Morgan then floors her with a step-up enzuigiri.
Ripley tags in. Ripley and Morgan hit a toss into a powerbomb combo
for a near fall. Morgan tags in.
Ripley goes to slam Morgan onto Banks, but Banks moves. Naomi gets
Ripley out of the ring. Banks and Naomi hit a wheelbarrow facebuster
onto the knees combo for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Naomi and Sasha
Ripley is not happy with Morgan getting pinned and walks off on her.
Morgan looks upset.
As Ripley storms to the back, Kevin Owens makes his entrance and
walks by her.
Kevin Owens is in the ring and is getting loudly booed. Owens is
fired up and says he may have made a mistake in the main event of
WrestleMania Saturday when he had “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as a
guest on The KO Show. Owens goaded him into one last match. Owens
may have underestimated Austin because The Texas Rattlesnake is
still great. You have to be great to beat one of the greatest to
ever step foot into this ring in Kevin Owens. When he tricked Austin
into having his first match in 19 years, Owens tricked himself.
Owens had a pretty bad back injury coming into that match. The crowd
loudly boos. Owens says they can watch the footage of him limping,
but he doesn’t show it on his face because he’s so tough. Owens hurt
himself the day before lifting a ton of weight, but he figured the
WWE Universe needed him to give him a great WrestleMania main event.
That win should come with a clarification in the record books. In
fact, it should be stricken from the books.
Music hits, and the name “Ezekiel” appears on the titantron. It’s
Elias with a new look. Elias has no beard, shorter hair, and is
wearing trunks. Owens curiously asks, “Elias?” Owens asks where he’s
been, but then says he’s stealing his time. Elias says that he is
not Elias, but his younger brother Ezekiel. The crowd laughs. Owens
says he knows that he’s Elias, but Elias says he is the younger
brother named Ezekiel. Owens is furious and tells him to stop lying.
Ezekiel says if Owens hates liars then he must hate himself. On
Saturday night, he lied to Stone Cold and got Stunned. Owens says he
doesn’t like Ezekiel. A loud “You got Stunned” chant picks up.
Owens says he used to like him, but that’s a lie. He never liked
Elias or whatever he’s calling himself. Owens says Ezekiel has 10
seconds to get out of the ring or else. Owens starts o countdown
from 10, but Ezekiel doesn’t budge. Owens then gets out of the ring
and leaves to the back to boos. Ezekiel shrugs.
WWE congratulates Bad Bunny for winning the Best Musica Urbana Album
at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Dominik Mysterio makes his way to the ring alongside his father, Rey
Mysterio. Dominik has new music. He’ll be in action next.
The Miz makes his way to the ring to face Dominik Mysterio.
Video: The Miz and Logan Paul defeated The Mysterios at WrestleMania
38. The Miz turned on Logan Paul after the match.
Dominik Mysterio w/ Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
The bell rings, and Mysterio ducks a clothesline before punching
Miz. Mysterio climbs the ropes and hits a springboard arm drag.
Mysterio knocks Miz into position and charges, but Miz gets him in
the electric chair position. Miz drops him on the top rope and hits
the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Miz
The Miz celebrates… until Veer Mahaan makes his way to the ring.
Mahaan storms down to the ring. Miz bails out of the ring, leaving
Rey and Dominik Mysterio behind. Mahaan kicks Dominik down. Rey
punches Mahaan, but Mahaan sends him into the ropes and clotheslines
him down. Mahaan then slams Rey hard with a sidewalk slam. Mahaan
attacks the back of Dominik and applies a cervical clutch. Dominik
screams in pain and desperately taps out. Rey grabs at Mahaan’s
foot, but he can do nothing. Mahaan releases when he is ready and
stands tall in the ring.
The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion will appear on WWE Raw later
Headlines from multiple mainstream media companies covering
WrestleMania 38 are shown.
New Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring.
We’ll hear from her next.
More photos are shown from WrestleMania 38.
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair stands in the ring. The crowd
chants “EST.” Belair thanks the crowd for not giving up on her and
believing that she would once again hold this title. Belair removes
her sunglasses and shows off a really nasty bruised eye. She stands
here with one eye. Without that humiliating moment at SummerSlam,
she never would have realized how much better she can be. Belair
says she’ll never take for granted where she is because it can all
be taken from her just like that. That hurts.
Belair didn’t cheat or injure her opponent to get the title back.
She went to hell and back all the way from SummerSlam to
WrestleMania Saturday. Becky Lynch tried to say that Belair took
everything from her, but Lynch is the one that tried to do that to
her. Lynch poked and poked and poked. She came for her throat, her
hair, and her eye. Even with one eye, she caught everything Lynch
threw her way. Belair fought all the way to the end. Even with one
eye, she’s standing here tonight. She overcame all that because the
people deserve better than Becky Lynch as champion. Belair will be
the best champion she can be. She knows how hard it is to stay at
the top, but also fall. She is ready and willing to face and fight
every woman back there. No woman is prepared to do what it takes to
beat her for the title. After Saturday, Belair is different. She is
Now that Becky Lynch doesn’t have to defend this title, maybe she
can take the downtime to figure out who she is without the title.
Belair knows who she is. She is the baddest, the strongest, the
greatest, and she is the Raw Women’s Champion. Belair holds the
title up and the pyro goes off on the stage.
Dolph Ziggler will defend his NXT Championship against Bron Breakker
Video Package: Bron Breakker highlight reel
NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring with Robert
Dolph Ziggler (c) w/ Robert Roode vs. Bron Breakker
Before the match begins, Ziggler slaps Breakker in the face twice.
Breakker just laughs it off.
The bell rings, and Breakker quickly powers him to the corner for a
shoulder thrust. Breakker punches him before whipping him hard to
the corner and hitting an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Ziggler
quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Breakker follows him out,
but Ziggler runs into the ring. Ziggler attacks Breakker coming back
in and hits a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops a big elbow for a
two-count. Ziggler stomps him and shouts, “This is the big leagues,
you idiot!” Ziggler chokes him on the ropes and bites him. Breakker
sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick.
Breakker just pops up. Breakker hits the ropes and counters a
leapfrog into a big slam.
Breakker counters a dropkick from Ziggler and catapults him into the
corner. Breakker puts Ziggler in the corner and shoulders him in the
midsection before putting him on the top rope. Breakker sets up for
a Frankensteiner, but Ziggler slides through and crotches him.
Ziggler then dropkicks him off the top rope to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler stretching Breakker out.
Breakker fights up and sends Ziggler into the ropes. Breakker misses
a clothesline, and Ziggler dropkicks him down. Ziggler covers for a
two-count. Ziggler sets up for a famouser, but Breakker counters
with a sit-out powerbomb.
They trade punches before Ziggler head-butts him. Breakker shoves
off a Zig-Zag and hits a pair of shoulder tackles. Breakker connects
with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Breakker sends him into the
ropes and crushes him with a clothesline. Breakker pulls the straps
down, so Roode gets on the apron to distract him. Ziggler rolls
Breakker up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Breakker
clotheslines Ziggler and hits Roode with a somersault senton.
Ziggler knees him getting back in the ring and hits a famouser for a
Ziggler sets up in the corner and stomps his foot. Ziggler goes for
a superkick, but Breakker counters into a military press attempt.
Ziggler rakes the eyes and tries to send him into an exposed
turnbuckle as he did on NXT Stand & Deliver this past Saturday,
but Breakker puts the brakes on. Ziggler superkicks him for a near
fall. Ziggler sets up for the end, but Breakker viciously spears him
down. Breakker hits a military press powerslam for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new NXT Champion: Bron Breakker
Bron Breakker celebrates with the NXT Championship, and the crowd
gives him a nice ovation.
Replays are shown of Bobby Lashley defeating Omos last night at
“The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley will be out next.
MVP is in the ring. MVP says actions speak louder than words. This
man’s actions spoke volumes at WrestleMania. This man
single-handedly without an ounce of help defeated a goliath that has
terrorized Raw for the past year. This man didn’t even need MVP. MVP
introduces “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley.
Bobby Lashley comes out to the ring to a nice reception. Lashley is
smiling and high-fiving fans. Lashley embraces MVP in the ring and
takes the microphone. A “Bobby” chant picks up. Lashley says when
Omos made a WrestleMania challenge, he just couldn’t resist. Lashley
had to see how strong and scary this man was. When he got in the
ring with Omos, he had to ask himself if he was sure he wanted to do
this. Then when he knocked Omos on his ass, he knew it could be
done. Then at WrestleMania, Omos beat the hell out of him. Omos was
the strongest and meanest man he’s been in the ring with. Lashley
felt helpless for a time. Lashley waited for Omos to make a mistake
because he knew he’d beat him. That’s exactly what happened.
Omos cuts Lashley off, and he walks out to the ring. Omos says he
wants his rematch because last night was a fluke. MVP tells the
crowd that Omos wants a rematch.
MVP attacks Lashley from behind! Omos grabs Lashley and strikes him
down. MVP mounts Lashley and punches away at him. MVP shouts
incredulously that Lashley doesn’t need him. Omos holds Lashley up.
MVP slaps Lashley in the face and tells Omos to crush him. Omos hits
running elbows on Lashley in the corner. MVP then hits Lashley with
a Drive-By Kick in the corner. Omos floors Lashley with a Tree Slam
and poses with his new manager.
Footage is shown of Rhea Ripley walking off on Liv Morgan earlier in
Rhea Ripley is backstage. Liv Morgan walks up to her and asks where
she’s been. Morgan says she’s been talking with Adam Pearce, and
she’s got them a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match for next
week. Morgan says that makes up for what happened. Ripley thanks
her, and they embrace.
Carmella and Queen Zelina make their way to the ring. They’ll face
Shayna Baszler and Natalya next.
Queen Zelina takes the microphone and says Carmella cost them the
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles last night. Zelina says Carmella only
cares about herself. Zelina says Corey Graves is a fool for marrying
her. Carmella takes the microphone and says she is the most
beautiful woman in the world. It’s no big deal that Zelina won the
Queen’s Cup Tournament. Initially, she was going to have Zelina as a
bridesmaid, but now she can be a flower girl. Zelina attacks
Carmella, and Carmella runs out of the ring into Corey Graves’ arms.
Zelina is pulled away and leaves. Carmella and Graves passionately
make out with lots of tongue…
Video Package: Pat McAfee defeats Austin Theory and then loses to
Vince McMahon last night at WrestleMania 38. “Stone Cold” Steve
Austin then came down and gave Stone Cold Stunners to everyone.
Austin Theory is seething backstage. SmackDown Tag Team Champions
The Usos come up and tease Theory a little bit. They brag about
winning at WrestleMania. They’ll show that The Bloodline runs this
company. They almost believed the hype about Theory from Mr.
McMahon, but he instead got beat by Steve Austin and an ex-NFL
player. Theory says he had McAfee beat. Mr. McMahon doesn’t make
mistakes. Finn Bálor might as well be Pat McAfee in this.
One of the commentators asks quietly if this is supposed to be a
6-Man Tag because Austin Theory made it sound like a singles match.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro make their way to the ring.
More photos are shown from WrestleMania 38.
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be out later
6-Man Tag Team Match
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) and WWE
United States Champion Finn Bálor vs. Austin Theory and SmackDown
Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso)
Finn Bálor starts against Jimmy Uso. They lock up, and Jimmy hooks a
side headlock. Bálor whips him off and shoulder blocks him down
before knocking Austin Theory off the apron. Jimmy sends Bálor into
the ropes, but Bálor shoulder blocks him down and stomps him. Bálor
goes after Theory again. Jimmy attacks Bálor and goes for a sunset
flip, but Bálor rolls through and dropkicks him for a one-count.
Riddle tags in and kicks Jimmy before hitting a waistlock takeover.
Jimmy powers Riddle to the corner, and Jey Uso tags in. Jey hits a
running forearm on Riddle and punches him down in the corner. Theory
tags in and stomps away at Riddle. The crowd chants the melody to
“Seven Nation Army,” the song Pat McAfee came out to at
WrestleMania. Theory clubs Riddle down and sends him to the corner.
Riddle knocks The Usos off the apron and hits Theory with a back
body drop out of the ring. Riddle hits a kick from the apron and
goes for a springboard moonsault, but Theory sweeps the feet!
We come back from the break to see Jey applying a chin lock to
Riddle. Riddle fights up and tries to get to his corner, but Jey
slams him with a back suplex for a two-count. Jey turns and punches
Bálor off the apron. Jey goes after Orton, but Orton avoids it. Jey
then turns into a big kick from Riddle.
Orton and Jimmy tag in. Orton clotheslines Jimmy, knocks Theory off
the apron, and hits Jimmy with a snap powerslam. Jey runs in, but
Orton elbows him down. Theory bling tags in off Jimmy, and Orton
hits Jimmy with a hanging DDT. Theory blindsides Orton with a
rolling thunder dropkick. Bálor kicks Theory down and goes for the
Coup de Grace, but Theory moves. Bálor hits a falling elbow on
Theory and covers, but Jimmy breaks it up. Orton hits Jimmy with an
RKO, and Jey superkicks Orton down. Jey superkicks Riddle out of
midair. Bálor hits Jey with a Sling Blade. Theory then grabs Bálor
and hits the ATL for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Austin Theory and SmackDown Tag Team Champions
Theory takes a selfie with the fallen Bálor before celebrating with
The Usos. They take a selfie on the ramp.
Photos are shown of Edge defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania with a
distraction assist from Damian Priest.
Edge makes his way to the ring. We’ll hear from him next.
Edge says that he is an honest man. He said that AJ Styles would
face his judgment day at WrestleMania and he did. Edge didn’t expect
Damian Priest to show up, but it makes sense. For AJ Styles and the
crowd, thinking is hard. For too long, Priest fought his inner self
just like Edge. For too long, he tried to be a fine, upstanding role
model for all the sheep, just like Edge. The crowd chants, “We are
sheep,” so Edge says it’s very telling and calls them idiots. Edge
demands they all rise for the man who respects his message. This is
the man who will be the punishment for the guilty, Damian Priest.
Damian Priest makes his way to the ring to boos. Edge asks what
pearls of genius caused Priest to take his career back at
WrestleMania. Priest says Edge has meant a lot to him for a very
long time. For weeks leading into WrestleMania, he was lost. The
crowd loudly chants, “We don’t care.” Priest says there was a time
that would have bothered him. Edge says, “Not anymore, losers!”
Priest tried to please everyone but himself. That all changed when
he heard Edge’s message. Priest knows Edge was speaking to AJ
Styles, but Priest felt like he was talking directly to him. That’s
why it was so easy for Priest to pledge his loyalty directly to
Edge says that was the best decision of his life. The night Edge had
his epiphany was the same night Priest decided to take his power
back. They judged AJ Styles at WrestleMania. They will lay judgment
on anyone that challenges their message. Edge knows AJ Styles will
keep coming. Edge wanted the pitbull. The thing about pitbulls is
that they don’t have intellect. Edge says Styles has to think of his
family and his children.
AJ Styles’ music hits. Damian Priest goes to cut him off, but Styles
makes short work of him and sends him over the barricade into the
crowd. Styles gets in the ring and takes Edge down with some
punches. Styles wipes Edge out and goes to ringside to get some
chairs. Styles goes for a con-chair-to, but Priest blindsides him.
Priest punches away at Styles and gets him to his feet. Edge hits a
Spear on Styles. Priest was supposed to sweep the feet, but it was
mistimed. Edge goes for a con-chair-to, but WWE officials run down
and stop them. Edge and Damian Priest leave the ring.
Photos of some nice RKOs from last night’s WrestleMania are shown.
The Street Profits make their way to the ring.
Alpha Academy attacks The Street Profits and clears them from the
ring. WWE Official Adam Pearce comes out and says they’re not doing
this tonight. This will be a Texas Tornado Tag Team Match! No tags,
no disqualification, and no count-outs. It starts right now!
Texas Tornado Tag Team Match
The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) vs. Alpha
Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
The bell rings, and The Street Profits beat Alpha Academy out of the
ring. Ford wipes out everyone with a dive OVER the ring post!
Dawkins slams Gable, but he only picks up a two-count. Otis comes
in, but Dawkins unloads with some punches and kicks. Gable goes for
a German Suplex on Ford, but Ford lands on his feet. Gable connects
with a fisherman’s suplex, but he only picks up a two-count. Dawkins
goes for a suplex on Otis, but Gable chop blocks the knee. Otis and
Gable take it to Dawkins and Ford. Dawkins slams Gable, but Otis
cuts off his momentum. Otis splashes Dawkins. Gable covers, but Ford
breaks it up.
We come back from the break to see Otis clothesline Ford. Dawkins
avoids it, but Gable takes him down with a diving shoulder. Alpha
Academy hit stereo slams. Gable hits Ford with a moonsault off the
top rope. Otis hits Dawkins with a Vader Bomb. Gable covers Ford for
a two-count. Otis then covers Dawkins for a two-count.
Otis goes under the ring and grabs a table for a big reception.
Alpha Academy set the table up. Otis goes to the second rope.
Dawkins is laid on top of it. Gable hits Ford with a running
cross-body block over the top rope. Dawkins knocks Otis off the top
rope to the floor and sends him into the ring steps. Ford goes to
the top rope, but Gable cuts him off. Gable goes for a superplex
through the table, but Ford blocks it. Ford pushes Gable back, and
Gable backflips and lands on his feet. Dawkins punches Gable and
lays him on the table. Ford connects with a big Frog Splash through
the table for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Street Profits
Video Package: Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar last night at
We’ll hear from the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
AJ Styles will face Damian Priest next week on Raw. We’ll also see
Sasha Banks and Naomi defend their newly won WWE Women’s Tag Team
Championship against Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan. Finally, Veer
Mahaan will have his “debut” match against Rey Mysterio.
Roman Reigns appears after his WrestleMania victory
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is introduced. Reigns
comes out alongside his special council, Paul Heyman, and SmackDown
Tag Team Champions, The Usos. Reigns holds up the WWE Championship
and the WWE Universal Championship. His shoulder is very clearly
bothering him from last night. Reigns takes a lot of time before
getting in the ring.
A “Roman” chant breaks out. Paul Heyman hands the microphone to
Reigns. Reigns says he knows what the people want. They know why
they’re here, but they’re going to switch things up a bit. Reigns
wants the wise man to explain The Bloodline’s success. Heyman says
the single longest-reigning Tag Team Champions in the history of
SmackDown, The Usos, the largest box office receipts in the history
of SummerSlam with Roman Reigns in the main event. The same goes for
Survivor Series. The first billion-dollar gross in sports
entertainment history was made with Roman Reigns on top. The largest
crowds in the history of WrestleMania, Peacock up from last year,
and the commerce creator is Roman Reigns. Heyman says Reigns is the
biggest star in sports entertainment and calls him “Undisputed Roman
Reigns takes the microphone back. Reigns says the wise man always
says what’s good for Roman Reigns is good for WWE. It’s no secret
that with him at the Head of the Table, the billion-dollar deals are
coming easy. Reigns is the last needle mover because he is
constantly operating at God Mode. The Tribal Chief is so much more
than all that. Reigns is a man of his word. Reigns called his shot
and delivered. Reigns said he would smash Brock Lesnar and he did.
Other men would hang their hats on this weekend, but he’s never
content. He’s a progressive Tribal Chief. This Friday on SmackDown,
they’ll let everyone know what the next step is. Until then…
“Dallas, Texas… acknowledge me!”