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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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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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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Backstage, Montez Ford says the Street Profits are going to win back their tag titles Sunday. The Usos have been too busy doing Reigns bidding to be ready for this match. The Usos aren’t Reigns Bloodline, they are just Bloodline Bitches.
From his locker room, Roman Reigns looks utterly confused. Reigns asks Paul Heyman, “What did he say?” Heyman explains Ford called the greatest tag team ever, bitches. Reigns gets serious and says he wants a match with Ford tonight. Heyman reminds Reigns he has a title defense in an extreme rules match against an undefeated demon. Reigns glares at Heyman. Reigns asks Heyman why he’s still standing there. Heyman scurries off.
Montez Ford vs. Roman Reigns
Ford grabs a side headlock. Reigns reverses. Ford sends Reigns into the ropes but Reigns runs over Ford. Ford responds with a dropkick. Reigns falls out of the ring. After the break, Reigns works over Ford. Reigns catches a kick from Ford. Reigns tries to flip Ford but Ford does a backflip and lands on his feet. Ford kicks Reigns out of the ring. Ford tries to dive off the announce table but it collapses. Reigns slams Ford. Ford falls out of the ring after a big lariat from Reigns.
After the break, Ford lands a blockbuster. Ford tries a splash but Reigns rolls out of the way. Ford lands on his feet. Reigns hits a Rock Bottom for a near fall. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch. Ford counters with a DDT for a near fall. Ford sends Reigns out of the ring. PK by Ford. Ford sends Reigns into the ring steps. Ford sends Reigns back into the ring. Ford tries another splash but Reigns gets his knees up. Reigns rolls Ford into the Guillotine. Ford taps out.
Winner- Roman Reigns
Heyman grabs a mic and says that wasn’t enough for Ford’s crimes tonight. Heyman councils Reigns to show Ford and ALL of his challengers what happens when you challenge the Tribal Chief. The Usos hit the ring and set up a table as Reigns assault Ford with a chair in the ring. Reigns Rock Bottoms Ford through a table. The lights go out and the lights come back up red. Bálor appears on the top rope and hits a splash on Reigns and the Usos. Bálor works Reigns over with a kendo stick. Bálor tosses Reigns out of the ring. Bálor lands a dive. Bálor poses over Reigns as he writhes in pain out on the floor.
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In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, and The Usos
Reigns tells Knoxville to acknowledge him. The crowd boos. Reigns tells Wiseman (Heyman) to show the WWE Universe how to properly acknowledge their Tribal Chief. Heyman goes on a diatribe about how great Reigns is and how he fears no man, no beast, and no demon. They all fear Roman Reigns. Big E interrupts.
Big E runs around the arena celebrating before entering the ring. Reigns and Big E raise their titles in each other’s faces. Finn Bálor’s music hits. Bálor walks down to the ring. Backstage, Reigns isn’t pleased. Reigns asks Heyman if there is something he needs to tell him. Heyman says there is nothing. Heyman says he knows what Reigns is getting at but he didn’t know Brock Lesnar was going to be at SummerSlam. Heyman says he saw fear in Lesnar’s eyes. Reigns asks if Lesnar would show up at Extreme Rules. Heyman says no. Reigns says he pays Heyman to know in advance.
Backstage, Kayla Braxton surprises Paul Heyman and asks if he knows if Lesnar is aware of the rumors he may be traded to RAW. Heyman says he has no idea what Lesnar knows or wants to do. He doesn’t rep Lesnar and Kayla knows that. Heyman tries to storm off but Big E is standing there. Heyman tells Big E that he made the right choice by choosing the more vulnerable champion to cash in on. Big E says he’ll see Heyman’s boy at Survivor Series. Or will it be Heyman’s other boy, Lesnar? Or will it be the Demon since Heyman is overlooking him? Jimmy Uso superkicks Big E out of nowhere. The Usos beat down Big E. Reigns walks by and doesn’t even look down.
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Madison Square Garden, NY
In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns, The Usos, and Paul Heyman
Reigns talks about how the family runs NYC. Reigns is soon interrupted by Brock Lesnar. The WWE Universe goes nuts. The Usos step in front of Lesnar. Lesnar laughs in their faces. Heyman tries to convince Lesnar to go after one of the other titles and they can work together, Lesnar grabs the mic and asks Heyman why he didn’t tell Reigns he was going to be at SummerSlam.
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Lesnar says before Heyman gets fired, he needs to ask Reigns if he’s going to accept his challenge. Lesnar gives Heyman five seconds to answer. Lesnar picks up Heyman for an F5 but Reigns makes the save. Lesnar picks up Reigns for an F5 but the Usos make the save and hit a pair of superkicks. Lesnar explodes with a pair of clotheslines and a German suplex. Reigns and Co runoff.
Backstage, Heyman yells at Kayla Braxton for trying to ask him about what happened. Heyman says Reigns will have a response to the challenge when it’s appropriate.
Backstage, Kayla Braxton magically appears behind Heyman. Heyman almost jumps out of his boots. Kayla asks if Heyman had an answer yet. Heyman says Reigns will answer but it could be a yes or a no. Heyman tries to leave but Big E is standing there. Big E holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase and makes strange Big E noises… Sorry, no idea how else to describe that. continue reading
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The Usos vs. The Street Profits
Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman are shown watching from the locker room area. Ford lands a dropkick. Jimmy and Jey double team Ford and launch him into the barricade. After the break, Jimmy and Jey are working over Ford. Ford manages to take in Dawkins. Dawkins runs right into a Samoan drop from Jey Usos.
Backstage, Reigns tells Heyman to bring him his cousins. Heyman walks out of Reigns’ locker room and is surprised by Kayla Braxton. As Heyman is speaking his phone rings… the ring tone is Brock Lesnar’s theme. Heyman ignores it. Lesnar calls back again. Heyman gets browbeaten into agreeing to deliver a message. Heyman turns around and runs into a janitor. Heyman tells the janitor if he is taking out the trash he can start with Kayla. The Janitor starts laughing hysterically. The Janitor lifts his head and it’s Big E. Big E laughs as he holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Backstage, Reigns gives Jey and Jimmy marching orders for later tonight. Jimmy and Jey leave. Heyman tells Reigns they have a problem with Brock Lesnar. Reigns says Heyman has a problem, Reigns doesn’t. Heyman tells Reigns that Lesnar will be at SmackDown next week. Reigns thinks Lesnar may be here tonight. continue reading
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Backstage, Kayla Braxton asks Paul Heyman where he stands since Brock Lesnar returned at SummerSlam. Heyman says he stands with his Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns. Heyman tells Kayla that he has to go help Reigns prepare for tonight. Heyman tries to open Reigns locker room door but it’s locked. After the break, Heyman is still trying to get in Reigns’ locker room. The Usos walk out of the locker room. Jimmy tells Heyman that Reigns isn’t here yet. Jey asks Heyman if he knew Lesnar was going to be there at Summerslam. Heyman says no. The Usos question Heyman but Heyman stands his ground.
Backstage, Heyman tries to hand Reigns the Universal Championship. Reigns asks Heyman what he’s supposed to do with that. Heyman says this is a family celebration. Heyman doesn’t expect to be in the ring with the Bloodline tonight. Reigns tells Heyman that he is family and he loves him. Heyman looks like someone just asked him to the prom.
In-Ring Segment Roman Reigns, The Usos, and Paul Heyman
Reigns and the Usos hold up their title as pyro goes off o the stage. Reigns whispers something to Heyman. Heyman says the WWE Universe is in luck tonight, Reigns is going to allow them to take this time to acknowledge him. Reigns tells Heyman something else. Heyman announces that the crowd should also acknowledge the undisputed tag team Champions, The Usos. Finn Bálor inturupts. Bálor says he hasn’t forgotten about Cena snaking him out of a title match. Now everyone wants a shot at Reigns. Bálor says he’s not waiting in line. Bálor wants a title match against Reigns next week on SmackDown. Bálor attacks Reigns. The Usos attack Bálor. The Street Profits hit the ring and make the save. Reigns leaves his cousins in the ring to get decimated. Bálor destroys Jimmy with the Coup de Grâce
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John Cena/Roman Reigns Face-to-Face
Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman saunter to the ring. Before Reigns can do anything John Cena’s music hits. Cena runs down to the ring and grabs a mic. The crowd is going nuts. Reigns tries to talk but the crowd drowns him out with boos. Reigns says a lot of people say a lot of stupid things and that’s exactly what Cena did last week. Reigns says he likes that the crowd is excited. It’s great! Reigns says he isn’t going to let Cena lie to the WWE Universe though. Cena thinks he can pin Reigns.
Reigns laughs. Reigns asks Heyman how many times he’s lost. Heyman says no one has EVER beaten THIS Roman Reigns. Cena says he believes the impossible is possible. Cena says Reigns has no idea what he’s in for tomorrow night at SummerSlam. Cena says Reigns doesn’t get it. Cena is going to take the title, go do movies, while Reigns has to sit here as an absolute failure. Cena says it’s just gonna take 1, 2, 3. Cena says it’s been written on the wall, Reigns just can’t see it. Cena isn’t here to promote movies, he’s here to demote Reigns’ ass. At SummerSlam, 1,2,3 means Cena breaks the world championship record when he wins 17. There isn’t going to be a Universal Champion here until WrestleMania because of Reigns.
It’s over for Reigns. Reigns says Cena is the one who doesn’t get it. Reigns says when he gets in the ring and smashes someone WWE no longer has a use for them. Cena is no different. Reigns says SummerSlam is in Vegas, so let’s raise the stakes. Reigns says if he doesn’t retain, he will leave WWE. Cena and Reigns shake hands. Reigns tries a cheap shot but Cena schoolboys Reigns and holds him down for a three count! Cena rolls out of the ring. Reigns looks terrified.
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In-Ring Segment: John Cena
Cena says schools are back up and running so now is a good time to give Roman Reigns his report card. Reigns is a D. A D bag, and a disappointment. WWE has been trying to sell the WWE Universe Reigns for 10 years and no one is buying. Cena is going to give Reigns an F at SummerSlam. Cena asks the crowd if they think Reigns will beat the hell out of him at SummerSlam. The crowd boos. Cena says Reigns will beat the hell out of him at SummerSlam. Cena also knows that Reigns will lose at SummerSlam and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it. Reigns and Paul Heyman walk out on the stage
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After the break, Reigns tells Cena they should just get to it. Cena says he isn’t going to waste Reigns’ time, but he’s going to embarrass Reigns at SummerSlam. Cena says Reigns walks around here and asks as if he owns the company. Everyone knows it really belongs to the WWE Universe. Cena is going to give Reigns a big piece of humble pie when he beats him at SummerSlam. It’s either going to be Team Reigns (most boo) or Team Cena (thunderous applause). Cena says the people have made their choice. Reigns says Cena is just repeating the same old stuff. Cena wants his 17th title will make him the most decorated champion of all time. All he needs to do that is 1,2,3.
Cena says he’s here to help Reigns. Reigns and Heyman laugh Cena off. Reigns says he respects Cena and isn’t going to stoop to what Cena is doing. Reigns puts Cena and his accomplishments over. Reigns calls Cena the best. Reigns is honored to be in the ring with Cena. Reigns says Cena is good enough to win the WWE Championship, but he isn’t good enough to win the Universal Championship. Reigns says 20 plus years of missionary may have been good enough for Cena but it wasn’t good enough for Nikki Bella. Reigns says he’s going to send Cena packing back to Hollywood.
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Backstage, Kayla waits outside of Roman Reigns locker room. Paul Heyman walks out and asks Kayla what she wants. Heyman says the contract John Cena signed was a joke. Heyman tries to leave but as soon as he turns around Big E is standing there with the Money in the Banks briefcase. Big E laughs as Heyman looks on in terror
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Backstage, Heyman tells Reigns that Finn Bálor vs. Baron Corbin is next. Reigns says he’s interested.
Winner- Finn Bálor
Bálor grabs a mic and says three years ago he would have just smiled and taken what happened last week. Bálor isn’t smiling and he’s not taking it. Bálor wants Reigns and if he has to go through John Cena to do it, name the time and the place. Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman interrupted.
After the break, Reigns tells Bálor that when he steps in this ring, he better keep his name out of his mouth. Reigns tosses the mic at Bálor. Reigns tries to leave but Bálor pushes Reigns out of the ring. Bálor points at Reigns. Jimmy and Jey Uso attack Bálor from behind. Bálor pulls Jimmy in the way of Jey’s splash. Bálor clears the ring. Reigns turns around and storms back to the ring to attack Bálor. Bálor drops Reigns with the sling blade. Bálor sets up the Woo dropkick but Jimmy grabs his leg. Jimmy and Jey attack Bálor again. Reigns blasts Bálor with a Superman Punch. Jey hits a Uso Splash. Reigns locks Bálor in the guillotine. Bálor taps.
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