Following up on last week’s Raw segment where Roman Reigns stepped to Rusev when the United States champ used a victory over Mark Henry as an excuse to run down America and the WWE roster - and because Vince McMahon loves to use his employees getting married as an excuse to ridicule them on global television, the Big Dog interrupted Lana and RuRu’s celebration on the Aug. 8 Raw.
It was a piece of cake for @WWERomanReigns to wreck @RusevBUL and @LanaWWE's post-wedding celebration. #RAW https://t.co/X4UljoY7UK— WWE (@WWE) August 9, 2016
That lead to where these things always do - Roman asked for a title shot, Rusev said no, Romey made a joke about Rusev not “performing well” on his wedding night, there was a fight that ended with Lana being knocked into the wedding cake, an angry champ demanded justice and the babyface General Manager made the pay-per-view (PPV) match the heel titleholder was trying to avoid in the first place.
It'll be @RusevBUL vs. @WWERomanReigns at @SummerSlam for the #USTitle, so says @RealMickFoley! #RAW https://t.co/VGy2Om3k3b— WWE (@WWE) August 9, 2016
Reigns and Rusev join this card on Aug. 21 in Brooklyn:
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for the WWE Universal title
Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose (c) for the WWE World title
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte for the Women’s championship
The New Day (c) vs. The Club for the WWE Tag Team championship
The Miz (c) vs. Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental title
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
John Cena vs. AJ Styles
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens