Roman Reigns and The Usos laid out Finn Balor to close last night’s episode of SmackDown.
Last night’s main event saw Balor defeat Baron Corbin. The previous week, Corbin had ruined Balor’s SummerSlam contract signing. WWE teased that it would be Reigns vs. Balor for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, but Corbin attacked Balor and tried to sign the contract instead. John Cena then took out Corbin, signed the contract, and Reigns vs. Cena was made official for SummerSlam.
Balor got on the microphone after defeating Corbin last night. He said he wanted to face Reigns for the Universal Championship — even if that means that he has to go through Cena to do it.
Reigns said he could understand why Balor’s upset and why he was running his mouth about Cena, but Balor had to understand that Reigns tried to give him an opportunity. Reigns warned Balor to keep his name out of his mouth.
Reigns then threw the microphone at Balor. In response, Balor pushed Reigns out of the ring. The Usos attacked Balor from behind, but he was able to fight them off until Reigns returned to the ring. Balor was getting the better of a brawl with Reigns, but The Usos recovered and got back involved. Reigns and The Usos laid out Balor and Reigns put him in a guillotine choke.
As the show went off the air, Reigns posed over Balor with the Universal Championship.
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