Roman Reigns and Finn Balor went out and tried to put on the best match of the weekend on Monday Night Raw.
Reigns and Balor proved to be magic in the ring, and it would take something out of this world to top it. Then WWE topped all those Reigns vs Balor good vibes twice in the span of 60 seconds.
First in the waning moments of Reigns’ Universal title defense against Balor, Braun Strowman showed up on the entrance ramp with his Money in the Bank briefcase in hand. The Monster’s distraction gave Balor an opening and a shotgun drop kick put Reigns in place for a match ending Coup de Grace that just missed.
For half a second, we thought Balor got one over on The Big Dog.
Off Balor’s miss, Reigns speared his opponent for the three count.
#TheBigDog @WWERomanReigns has retained his #UniversalTitle...but LOOK WHO'S HERE!#RAW @BraunStrowman pic.twitter.com/bp5jhZ4D2l— WWE (@WWE) August 21, 2018
As soon as the Raw main event was over, Strowman swooped in to kick Reigns in the chest and hand over his briefcase to the WWE official, while the fans at the Barclays Center lost their mind.
Before the bell could sound for Reigns vs. Strowman, The Shield's music hit and the Brooklyn crowd lost it’s mind (again).
WAIT WHAT pic.twitter.com/4v5O7TSJGz— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) August 21, 2018
The Monster Among Men tried to fight off Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns but eventually got caught up in that damn numbers game.
TRIPLE POWERBOMB.@BraunStrowman's #MITB cash-in attempt as been THWARTED by THE SHIELD! #RAW pic.twitter.com/ao0hyj1BXo— WWE (@WWE) August 21, 2018
Love a good triple powerbomb.
How will Strowman retaliate versus the newly reunited Shield? Where do Finn Balor and the shadow Brock Lesnar fit in this new Universal title landscape?
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