Orlando, Florida – Amway Center
Kayla Braxton is in the ring with a mic. She talks about tonight’s tag team main event and says her guest has agreed to this exclusive interview. She gives a grand introduction to WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and out he comes with Jey Uso and Paul Heyman.
Reigns stops on the stage and raises the title in the air as the pyro goes off. They head to the ring as fans boo. Cole and Graves hype Reigns and Uso vs. Kevin Owens and Otis for later tonight. Reigns tells Kayla if she’s got an announcement, she should do it right. He nods at Heyman, who leans over to Kayla’s mix and gives his own grand introduction for Reigns. Kayla apologizes. She brings up last week’s comments to Jey and mentions how he’s become a commanding figure here in The ThunderDome. She asks what happened last week. We go right to a video package with highlight from last week, including Reigns talking down to Jey in the ring, then Jey attacking Otis from behind with a steel chair, Owens stopping Uso from attacking Daniel Bryan in the back, Owens confronting Uso and Reigns in the back, and Reigns telling Uso to make Owens fear him ahead of their main event. We also see Uso attacking Owens with a chair in the match, and Owens turning it around, taunting Reigns while he watched from the back.
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We come back and Kayla seems to annoy Reigns. She says this is the biggest thing she’s ever been a part of, the biggest thing in her career, and she has these stupid questions. He says they could’ve had Cole done this, but they let her talk to the Tribal Chief and she blows it. Kayla asks if Reigns is possibly using Jey as a pawn, manipulating him. Reigns says those are stupid words for stupid people. He means no disrespect but he’s not the kind of man to manipulate. He goes on with some praise for Uso, then mentions how they’ve given Kayla opportunities, even with Heyman helping her on Talking Smack, but she’s blowing it. Reigns tells Heyman to handle this amateur.
Heyman goes on about how Jey has helped with the ratings because Reigns has given him, given the family, opportunities. He goes on until the music interrupts and out comes Owens. Owens says it’s been established that they don’t fear each other and he sees no point in waiting until later tonight. He figured since Reigns didn’t come to him last week, he’d come to him now and they can settle it. Owens enters the ring but Jey stands up to him. Jey says they run this show and they accept. Owens says he wasn’t talking to the bus boy, he was talking to the head of the table. What do you say? If not now, let me think of… Owens has just the place. TLC. Owens says let’s not stop there, let’s get a table in there since Reigns is the head of the table. Let’s get a ladder and some chairs for a TLC match, Reigns can put the title on the line, and they can settle this like men. Or they can do it right now because that’s fine too. Owens taunts Reigns as fans cheer. Owens drops the mic and waits for a fight.
Reigns says Owens wants it because it would be good for his career, to be on the island of relevancy. Reigns says he and his cousin do not fear anyone. Jey said they accept, so the head of the table accepts. Reigns says he’d whoop Owens’ ass if he was the man he used to be, but there’s a time and place for everything and that’s not right now. Reigns says he’s not a savage anymore, he’s a gentleman, and there’s a lady in the room. He tells Owens to grow up. Reigns drops his mic and exits the ring with Heyman and Uso as his music hits. Owens watches from the ring but asks for the music to be cut. Owens says he just wants Reigns to know that he will grow up when Reigns grows some balls. Owens says Reigns might call himself a gentleman but right now it’s clear to everyone that he’s just a b—h. Fans pop while Reigns shows some restraint and just walks ahead to the back.
Back from the break and Jey Uso is ranting to Roman Reigns in the back, about how Kevin Owens crossed a line and disrespected them. Jey says he probably took it too far but he had to accept. Reigns calms him and says to just remember that there are consequences for everything. Reigns says he loves Jey, then walks off. Jey watches him cautiously. Cole confirms Owens vs. Reigns in the TLC match for the TLC pay-per-view. We go back to the ring and out comes Natalya. We see last week’s altercation that led to this match.
Otis and Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns and Jey Uso
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Otis makes his way out. Kevin Owens is out next. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get another video on Pat Patterson, with Twitter tributes from various stars. We go back to the ring and out first comes Jey Uso. He waits and waits but no one else is coming out. Graves wonders if a Handicap Match is what WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns meant about consequences for Jey earlier tonight. Jey heads to the ring and realizes what is happening. The bell rings and Otis overpowers Uso and goes to work on him.
Otis unloads on Jey in a corner now, then takes him head-first into the opposite corner. Otis keeps control and launches Jey across the ring. Jey fights back with strikes but Otis levels him with a big clothesline. Owens taunts Jey from the apron, asking where Reigns is. Otis charges in the corner but Jey moves and Otis hits the ring post. Owens tags in and beats Uso down in the corner.
More back and forth. Jey catches Owens in a Samoan Drop and they both go down. The music interrupts and out comes Reigns with Paul Heyman. Fans boo and Uso looks on as Reigns gets on the apron to wait for a tag.
Uso turns back to Owens but Owens drops him with an enziguri. Reigns runs in, without tagging, and knocks Otis off the apron with a big Superman Punch. Reigns follows around the ring and unloads on Otis, slamming him into the apron edge, the edge of the announce table and then the ring post. Fans boo as Reigns sends Otis face-first into the steel steps now. Reigns takes apart the steps and slams the top into Otis. Reigns drives the steps into Otis over and over while he’s down as fans boo louder.
Owens runs over and attacks Reigns from behind. Reigns looks to fight Owens off. Uso leaps from the apron and takes Owens down to make the save for Reigns. We go to commercial with chaos at ringside.
Back from the break and Reigns is in control of Owens is in the ring. Otis has been taken out at ringside. Jey tags in and they double team Owens. Uso yells at Owens while he’s down. Owens gets up but Uso beats him into the corner, unloading to beat him back down as fans boo. Uso with more trash talking as Reigns and Heyman look on. Uso signals for the Uso Splash in the corner but he wasted too much time and Owens moves. Owens then follows up with a big Corner Cannonball. Reigns isn’t happy, frustrated with his cousin.
Jey gets up and goes to swing but Owens fights him off. Cole says Otis was taken to the locker room to be checked on during the break. Owens gets the upperhand and levels Uso with a big clothesline. More back and forth between Owens and Uso. Owens with a big DDT for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Reigns barks orders at Uso. Owens yells at Reigns and tells him to come in and fight. Owens ends up using the Samoan Drop on Uso for a slap in the face as Reigns watches. Owens yells at reigns to come in and fight again. Reigns goes to come in and this distracts Owens, allowing Jey to deck him. Reigns looks to come in again, allowing Uso to superkick Owens off the distraction as fans boo louder.
Uso goes to the top for the splash but Reigns yells at him to get down and tag out. Reigns says this is his show and he’s going to finish it. Jey isn’t happy. Uso comes down but Owens fights back, knocking Reigns off the apron. Owens avoids Jey’s superkick, and drops him with a Stunner but Reigns breaks the pin just in time. Reigns applies the Guillotine submission to Owens in the middle of the ring and the referee calls the match.
Winners by DQ: Otis and Kevin Owens
– After the bell, Reigns keeps the submission locked in as Owens fades. Reigns breaks it and turns his attention to Uso. Uso goes to the timekeeper’s area and brings two steel chairs in. Owens is crawling around the ring, trying to grab Reigns’ leg. Reigns and Uso each have a chair now. They take turns delivering huge chair shots to Owens’ back now, while he’s down on the mat. Reigns tells Uso to finish Owens now. Uso places his chair over Owens and goes to the top, delivering the big Uso splash on top of Owens and the chair. Reigns then nails Uso over the back with the chair out of nowhere. Uso yells out in pain. Reigns unloads on his cousin with the chair, driving it into him while he’s down.
Reigns kneels down over Uso and Owens, yelling and taunting them, placing the title belt over Owens’ body. He talks more trash as a shocked Heyman looks on from ringside. Reigns says Owens tried to make him a monster and mess with his family, so now Reigns is going to take his manhood and his livelihood, and Owens and his family will fear Reigns. The referee tries to get Reigns to back off. Reigns stands tall over Owens and Uso as fans chant “you suck!” at him. Reigns raises the Universal Title in the air as SmackDown goes off the air with his music playing.