Roman Reigns declared earlier in the day he was heading to Raw for answers - and maybe some payback - for being attacked by Rusev as part of a series of events which cost him his match with Universal champ Kevin Owens, and with it his chance to be in the running for that belt at the next pay-per-view (PPV), last Monday night. He also said he was coming straight to the ring to get them.
Sure enough, the Big Dog was the first man out when Sept. 19’s show from Memphis started. But the crowd was just getting a chance to get their “BOO” on when Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley joined him in the ring.
Reigns was able to get a couple of concessions from the powers-that-be. First, he’ll get a shot at Rusev and his United States championship this Sunday at Clash of Champions.
He also gets another opportunity to go one-on-one with the champ, tonight in Tennessee. Stephanie made sure it’s a non-title affair, but Mick booked it with a steel cage stipulation, with the idea being no one will be able to interfere (except we know they probably will be able to).
Two titles, and authority figure intrigue... oh my!
Reigns vs. Rusev joins a Clash of Champions card which already includes:
- Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal championship
- Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (c) for the Raw Women’s championship
- New Day (c) vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows for the Raw Tag Team championship
- Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho
And with a promise that “every title will be on the line”, expect TJ Perkins Cruiserweight strap to be added to the mix, as well.