November 24th, 2021
 "WWE Survivor Series: Roman Reigns vs Big E 11/21/2021: Results"

Brooklyn, NY

The two massive men battered one another as a shocked Reigns needed three Superman Punches to finally take Big E off his feet. Reigns set up for a Spear but turned around to a waiting Big E, who instead Speared Reigns through the ropes.

After a Spear from Reigns and a Big Ending from Big E both resulted in near-falls, the WWE Champion dragged Reigns outside the ring to slam him off the announcer’s table, the ring post and the barricade. The Head of the Table jumped back into action, flying off the stairs to deliver a thunderous Superman Punch before attacking the injured leg of Big E to set up another Spear for the 1-2-3.

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November 19th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown 11/19/2021: Tribal Chief vs King Woods"
Friday Night Smackdown 11/19/2021: Tribal Chief vs King Woods

Hartford, CT

The Survivor Series go-home edition of WWE SmackDown on FOX opens up live from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Pat McAfee. We see what happened last week with King Xavier Woods and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. We go right to the ring and SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are out – Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. There’s a throne fit for a king in the middle of the ring, and what looks like a velvet ring apron cover. There’s also the crown, scepter and robe worn by King Xavier Woods. The Usos give a grand royal introduction for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and then bring him out. The music hits and out comes Reigns with Paul Heyman.

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Reigns stops and stand tall at the entrance-way, raising his finger in the air as the pyro explodes. Heyman and Reigns march to the ring now as Heyman raises the strap in the air. Cole and McAfee hype the non-title champion vs. champion match between Reigns and WWE Champion Big E at Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view. They also hype The Usos vs. RAW Tag Team Champions R-K-Bro on Sunday. Reigns poses in the ring as The Bloodline raises their titles in the air, and more pyro goes off.

Heyman takes the mic and says he’s so overcome with emotion he’s fumbling mics. He tells Reigns this has been in the works for him all week. Heyman says no one in the history of WWE has deserved to be crowned King as much as The Head of The Table, The Tribal Chief, The Tribal King, Roman Reigns. Heyman says he knows in his heart, a little out of character, that everyone here tonight will agree that the distinction of King certainly doesn’t belong to Woods. Fans boo. Heyman says and it sure as hell won’t ever belong to Brock Lesnar. Fans boo again. Heyman says it also won’t belong to someone like Big E, who will be smashed by Reigns this Sunday. Reigns takes the mic from Heyman to interrupt. Heyman goes on praising Reigns. Reigns asks whose idea was this. Heyman points at The Usos. Reigns says this must be a joke, right? Reigns says they don’t really think he cares about or needs this stuff. He doesn’t need this to be acknowledged, he puts in the hard work and earned the respect. Reigns tells Hartford to acknowledge him and they respond with a loud but mixed reaction. Reigns says the only reason he took the crown last week is because he can. The music interrupts and out comes Woods. continue reading


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November 16th, 2021
 "Tribute to the Troops 11/14/2021: Roman Reigns v Shinsuke Nakamura (non-title Match)"

Ontario, California

WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a non-title match. This match happened after Reigns said during SmackDown that he would be hosting a non-title Open Challenge after SmackDown. Rick Boogs started playing his guitar during the match to rally for Nakamura but this angered Reigns, which brought out SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos. They double teamed Boogs but Nakamura made the save. Reigns took advantage and went outside, hitting a Superman Punch on Nakamura, then rolled him back in for the Spear and the pin source: wrestlinginc | https://www.wrestlinginc.com

  

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November 16th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown 11/12/2021: Tribal Chief vs King Woods"
Friday Night Smackdown 11/12/2021: Tribal Chief vs King Woods

Norfolk VA

Backstage, Kayla Braxton finds Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. Reigns tells Kayla no one cares what she wants. Reigns tells Heyman to smarten Kayla up. Heyman tells Kayla that Reigns will bend the knee to King Woods if Reigns can’t make King Woods bend the knee. If Reigns doesn’t follow through upon losing, WWE can strip Reigns of the Universal Championship and they can banish him from SmackDown forever.

 

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Roman Reigns w/Paul Heyman vs. King Woods (Loser has to Bend the Knee)

Reigns lands the 10 punches in the corner. King Woods sends Reigns out of the ring. King Woods lands a diving dropkick through the ropes before landing a flurry of strikes outside the ring. Reigns drops King Woods with an uppercut. King Woods falls out of the ring. Reigns Rock Bottoms King Woods on the announce desk. After the break, Reigns floors King Woods with a big boot. Reigns blasts King Woods with multiple clotheslines in the corner. King Woods fires back but is quickly cut off by another uppercut from Reigns.

King Woods surprises Reigns with a slingshot DDT. King Woods lands multiple strikes. Harlem Side Kick by King Woods. Reigns kicks out. Basement facebuster by King Woods. Reigns kicks out again. King Woods goes up top. King Woods fives off the top right into a Rock Bottom by Reigns. Reigns calls for the Spear. King Woods boots Reigns in the face. King Woods lands the Limit Breaker. The Usos pull King Woods out of the ring and attack him to cause a disqualification.

Winner- King Woods

After the match, Reigns bends the knee… as The Usos put King Woods crown on his head.

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November 5th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown 11/05/2021: Bend The Knee"
Friday Night Smackdown 11/05/2021: Bend The Knee

Evansville, IN

In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns and The Bloodline

The crowd showers Reigns and co with “you suck” chants. Reigns notes that he wasn’t at SmackDown last week because after smacking someone like Brock Lesnar he deserved a vacation. Reigns says he had a great week running around naked with his wife. He had a great week but that dumb-ass Brock Lesnar got himself suspended indefinitely. Reigns takes credit for getting Lesnar fined and suspended. Reigns asks Heyman what else happened last week. Heyman blubbers about Kayla asking him questions about Lesnar. That’s not what Reigns meant. Heyman reminds us all that The Usos lost a match to the New Day last week.

 

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Reigns goes nuts. Reigns asks which one of the brothers got pinned. Jey points at his brother Jimmy. Reigns asks Jimmy how he’s going to fix this. Jimmy goes on a rant about knocking the crown off King Woods’ head. King Woods and Sir Kofi interrupt. Woods makes a crack about being the head of the table. Woods challenges Jimmy to a match tonight. If Jimmy wins, Woods will acknowledge Reigns. If Jimmy loses, Jimmy will have to bend the knee to King Woods. Jimmy accepts.

Backstage, Reigns asks Jimmy and Jey how many of their problems is he going to have to solve. Jimmy says they got this.

King Woods w/Sir Kofi vs. Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso

King Woods crushes Jimmy with a diving leg drop. Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy lands a Samoan drop off the top. King Woods kicks out. Jey tries to hold King Woods down while his brother pins him but the referee catches it. In the confusion. King Woods rolls up Jimmy for the win.

Winner- King Woods

After the match, Jimmy is about to bend the knee but Reigns hits the ring and Superman punches King Woods. The Bloodline destroys King Woods and Sir Kofi. Jimmy puts Sir Kofi in a half crab. Jey hits a splash to Sir Kofi’s leg. Reigns forces King Woods to watch. Reigns tells King Woods to see him next week.

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October 24th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown 10/22/2021: Roman calls out Brock"
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Wichita, KS

In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman

Reigns asks Heyman if he is holding the title for him or for Brock Lesnar? The Tribal Chief notes that when he asked for the mic, Heyman handed it to him with no problem but when he asked for the title last night Heyman just threw it in the ring. Heyman practice handing him the title. Reigns says Heyman isn’t that good at his job, but Reigns is. He’s the greatest Universal Champion of all time.

Reigns runs down the list of everyone he’s smashed and then makes Heyman read Lesnar’s quote about beating him senseless tonight. Reigns busts out laughing and slaps the phone out of Heyman’s hand. Reigns says he isn’t going anywhere. If the crowd wants to see Reigns beat Lesnar’s ass tonight, they just need to acknowledge him. Lesnar doesn’t come to the ring. Reigns says he’s not leaving the ring to Lesnar shows up.

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After the break, Reigns says Lesnar fears him. Reigns is leaving. Lesnar’s music hits. Lesnar power walks to the ring. Reigns and Lesnar brawl. Lesnar sends Reigns into the ring steps. Heyman looks on in fear. Lesnar hits Reigns in the face with the ring steps. Reigns starts to stir. Lesnar clears the announce desk. Lesnar picks up Reigns for an F5. The Usos make the save. Lesnar destroys both Usos. Reigns attacks from behind.

Lesnar sends Reigns into the ring post. A cameraman accidentally bumps into Lesnar. Lesner pushes the cameraman down and tosses the camera at Reigns. Lesnar takes out a few referees and officials. Adam Pearce sends superstars down to the ring to stop Lesnar. The Beast mows each of them down with lariat after lariat. Cesaro and others finally get Lesnar to stop. Lesnar grabs the Universal Championship and says he’s the champ.

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October 22nd, 2021
 "WWE Crown Jewel: Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship 10/21/2021 Results"

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Brock Lesnar looked for a suplex early and often, but the newly-crowned “Suplexorcist” Roman Reigns countered each time, hanging on to the ropes before landing some brutal elbows. Reigns pulled Lesnar out of the ring, bouncing his face off the ring post and keeping The Beast at bay with a Superman Punch and an unorthodox dive over the top rope to send Lesnar crashing into the barricade.

Lesnar got back into the ring but was met by a Spear from Roman for a near-fall. After another Superman Punch, Reigns went for another Spear, but this time Lesnar rolled out of the way to send The Head of the Table shoulder-first into the ring post.

The Beast took advantage of a stunned Reigns with a pair of suplexes followed by an F-5 for a two-count on The Tribal Chief. Lesnar looked to end it with another F-5, but Reigns’ leg clocked the referee in the head as Lesnar dropped the titleholder.

Lesnar went for the cover and seemingly had the win in hand until he noticed the unconscious referee, and Reigns caught a distracted and frustrated Lesnar off guard with a Spear. As both men lay flat on the mat looking to Paul Heyman for help, a seemingly torn Heyman threw the championship in between the two Superstars, yelling simply, “You know what to do.”

The tug-of-war commenced with Lesnar snatching the title away from Reigns only to turn into a pair of superkicks by The Usos. Reigns then battered Lesnar with the WWE Championship, covering him for the win.

 

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October 17th, 2021
 "Exclusive: Roman Reigns on the Genius of Brock Lesnar, WWE SmackDown and More | Bleacher Report"
Exclusive: Roman Reigns on the Genius of Brock Lesnar, WWE SmackDown and More | Bleacher Report

By Graham GSM MatthewsOctober 15, 2021 

Universal champion Roman Reigns is at the head of the table and the top of the WWE mountain heading into a super-sized SmackDown.

Friday nights belong to Roman Reigns, and tonight’s super-sized SmackDown, airing on FS1 from 8 p.m. ET to 10:30 p.m., will be no exception.

The universal champion of 400-plus days is intent on making a statement ahead of his upcoming title defense against archrival Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel on Thursday. It’s been a rocky road for Reigns en route to Saudi Arabia, but he promises to prevail and ensure he stays put at the head of the table.

It’s been a career year for Reigns on SmackDown, a show he has carried on his back since returning at SummerSlam 2020 following a five-month hiatus. He captured his second universal title a mere week later and has conquered every challenger who has stepped up to face him.

Having been synonymous with the success of SmackDown on Fox for the past two years, Reigns remaining on the blue brand in the recent WWE draft was academic. From the exceptional promo work to the masterful storytelling to the amazing matches, everything about his character is firing on all cylinders, and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight to his historic run of dominance.

Ahead of a special, star-studded SmackDown on FS1, Reigns caught up with Bleacher Report to discuss his rivalry with Lesnar, why he bleeds blue, his iconic entrance music, standout matches of his from the past year and more.

What He’s Looking Forward to as Part of the Super-Sized SmackDown

It’s commonplace for SmackDown to be stacked with star power, but it isn’t everyday that the show is two-and-a-half hours long.

Reigns is ready to confront Lesnar one last time before they clash for the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel. The episode will also feature Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch, Sonya Deville’s return to the ring against Naomi and more King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown tournament action.

He looks forward to “completing the process” on what is essentially SmackDown’s go-home show for Crown Jewel. He recognizes that Lesnar is his strongest—both literally and figuratively—opponent to date and doesn’t plan on taking him lightly.

“I don’t know if there’s another competitor or opponent on [Brock Lesnar’s] level of legitimacy and certainly a huge threat to everything I’ve done for the last year and a half,” Reigns said. “To complete this process, take it home and then get out there to Saudi Arabia and knock out Crown Jewel. Hear that, ‘And still Universal champion,’ jump on the jet, head back to Wichita to knock out another SmackDown. To me, it’s like a weekly process, and you get in that groove and it’s on to the next thing. What’s the next thing?

“Completion becomes a nice box to check, but at the same time, it’s about being on the road in Ontario in the L.A. area. It should be an awesome time with great energy, and where we are now, going through a pandemic and the uncertainty we’ve all sort of faced as a society, I think we have to take advantage and enjoy the little things, the little parts of being a human being and just interacting and having gratitude for what used to be the normal things in life.”

Appreciating Having Audiences Back but Hating Travel

WWE has been back on the road for its shows since July, and it’s still surreal to hear a reaction—any reaction—from the fans every time.

Reigns consistently gets one of the loudest pops of everyone on the roster any time he walks toward the ring. He sorely missed performing in front of fans during the empty-arena era and hasn’t taken that for granted since returning to the road.

“I appreciate being in front of a live audience—there’s no question,” he said. “It makes everything better about what we do, all the way from the energy to the affirmation to the physicality. It doesn’t hurt. It still sucks doing what we do in the ring from a pain standpoint and the physicality portions of it, but when you’re in front of nobody, it feels terrible. continue reading


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