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Daniel Bryan & Rowan address allegations:
Outcomes Daniel Bryan with Rowan.
Bryan says there’s no question that someone is out to get Roman Reigns but they had nothing to do with either of the attack attempts, despite Buddy Murphy falsely accusing Rowan, and accusing Bryan by association. Bryan says they had nothing to do with it and Murphy is a liar. Bryan says he does not blame Murphy because all of the fans would also cave if Reigns had their face pressed against the wall. Bryan says he does not blame Murphy. Bryan says Murphy had to give up a name but the problem is, he gave up the wrong name. Fans chant “it was you!” now.
Bryan start yelling at them for thinking he and Rowan did it. A “yes!” chant breaks out now. Bryan says that’s what is wrong with all of the fans, and what’s wrong with society – someone tells a lie, it gets spread on social media and then it becomes the truth. Bryan hates to disappoint but he and Rowan had nothing to do with the incidents, and tonight they will prove it. Bryan drops the mic and they head to the back.
Roman Reigns vs. Buddy Murphy
We go to the ring and Buddy Murphy waits as Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring to a pop.
The bell rings and they lock up. Reigns takes it to the corner and breaks. Murphy talks some trash and slaps Reigns. Reigns rocks Murphy with a right hand and tosses him across the ring. Murphy charges and drops Reigns with a big knee strike. Murphy with a 2 count. Murphy drops Reigns in the corner and unloads with stomps. Reigns ends up on the floor for a breather.
Murphy follows and punches Reigns’ head into the barrier. Murphy sends Reigns into the barrier again as the referee counts. Murphy keeps control on the outside and slams Reigns’ face into the announce table. Murphy breaks the count but turns around to a right hand from Reigns. Reigns grabs Murphy and launches him over the announce table. Murphy ends up turning it around on the outside, bringing the steel steps into play. Murphy leaps off the steps and decks Reigns to keep him down on the floor. We go to commercial with Murphy in control on the outside.
Back from the break and Murphy has Reigns grounded in the middle of the ring. Reigns rams Murphy back into the corner twice but Murphy keeps it locked. Murphy sends Reigns into the corner but Reigns moves when he charges. Reigns rolls Murphy for a 2 count. Reigns powers up, keeps it held and slams Murphy back down with a big sitdown powerbomb. Murphy still kicks out at 2.
Murphy rocks Reigns with a right hand. Reigns fires back and Murphy goes down. Murphy with another strike. Reigns drops him again and unloads now. Reigns gets fired up as the crowd pops and cheers him on. Reigns with big clotheslines in the corner as fans count along with him. Reigns levels Murphy with a big boot now. More back and forth and pin attempts between the two now as Murphy keeps fighting. Murphy ends up running the ropes and nailing a huge dive to the floor, taking Reigns back down on the outside for a pop. Murphy brings Reigns back into the ring as the referee counts.
Murphy goes to the top and nails a Meteora but Reigns still kicks out at 2. Both Superstars are down. They slowly get to their feet. Murphy with more strikes. Reigns dodges a knee strike and drops Murphy with a right hand. Murphy with a big kick. Reigns comes right back with a Superman Punch but Murphy still kicks out at 2. Reigns can’t believe it. Reigns waits in the corner while Murphy gets back up. Reigns calls for the Spear but Murphy knees him as he charges. Murphy with another big knee and another. Murphy with a Brainbuster for a very close 2 count as the crowd goes wild.
Murphy goes back to the top but Reigns grabs him. Reigns rocks Murphy off the top to the floor with a right hand. Murphy hits the barrier on the way down. Reigns follows and leaps off the steel steps with a Superman Punch to daze Murphy. Reigns brings it back into the ring and delivers a massive Spear for the pin to win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the match, the music hits as Reigns recovers. We go to replays. Reigns celebrates in the ring and stands tall while Murphy sits up against the barrier on the outside.
We see Daniel Bryan and Rowan backstage. They enter the men’s locker room and tell everyone to get out, except Murphy. Rowan forces Murphy to have a seat. Bryan says they know Murphy lied when he said he saw Rowan near the forklift accident. Bryan tells Murphy to go ahead and tell everyone how he lied. Bryan repeats himself a few times but Murphy stays silent. Bryan asks Murphy if he sees the damage he’s done to the reputations of Rowan and Bryan. Bryan tells him again to admit how he lied. Rowan attacks Murphy and manhandles him around the locker room as Bryan rants about how Murphy needs to admit what he’s done. Rowan pins Murphy against the wall as Bryan yells at him. Murphy says “OK!” but Bryan wants to hear him say he lied. Murphy finally starts yelling that he lied. Rowan lets him down and he falls to the floor. Bryan calms down and says he really just hates liars. Rowan tosses Murphy across the room one more time. We go to commercial.
We go backstage to Daniel Bryan and Rowan talking in the locker room when Roman Rein walks in. Bryan says they’ve been waiting on him. Bryn gets in Reigns’ face with Rowan backing him up. Bryan tells Reigns to go ahead and apologize for being wrong. Reigns just shakes hiss head and looks like he might want to fight. Bryan warns him and says if this turns into a melee and Reigns gets hurt, he and Rowan have been conducting their own investigation and they found out who was behind the attacks. Bryan says they will bring Reigns the culprit next week. Reigns stares Bryan and Rowan down as SmackDown goes off the air.