May 17th, 2021
 #Wrestlemania Backlash 5/16/2021

Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Cesaro

Backstage, Jimmy Uso walks into Roman Reigns’ locker room. Jey is sitting there. Jimmy says they should get their own locker room when they win the tag titles. Jimmy mocks Jey for carrying Reigns’ bags. Roman Reigns walks in. Jimmy says he just wants to wish Reigns luck because he’s going to need it.


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Backstage, Jey runs up on Jimmy and yells about Jimmy being a distraction. Jimmy reminds Jey that even with Jey’s help Reigns may lose the title tonight. Jimmy says Reigns locker room door should say “Roman Reigns and his Bitch”.

Backstage, Reigns tells Jey to stay back. Jey says what if.. and Reigns cuts him off. Reigns says Jey is starting to sound like his brother.

Cesaro and Reigns lock up. Neither man can get the advantage. The referee forces a clean break. Cesaro takes Reigns down. Reigns gets frustrated and rolls out of the ring. Heyman tells Reigns he’s the Tribal Chief. Reigns slowly gets back in the ring. Cesaro hits a springboard European uppercut. Cesaro goes for the swing. Reigns gets to the ropes. Reigns tosses Cesaro out of the ring. Reigns lands awkwardly on his shoulder. Reigns and Cesaro trade strikes. Reigns floors Cesaro with a back elbow. Reigns sends Cesaro shoulder first into the ring post. Reigns works over Cesaro in the corner. Cesaro tries to fire back. Reigns drops Cesaro to his knees after a stiff uppercut. Cesaro lands a few strikes. Reigns responds with a Samoan drop. Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro surprises Reigns with a European uppercut.

Cesaro lands multiple running uppercuts. Cesaro gets a near fall after a big boot. Cesaro drops an elbow on Reigns’ knee. Cesaro locks Reigns in the Sharpshooter. Reigns gets to the ropes. Reigns rolls out of the ring. Cesaro hits a corkscrew splash. Reigns stumbles over to the barricade. Cesaro hits a roaring European uppercut that launches Reigns into the barricade. Cesaro sends Reigns back into the ring. Cesaro gets another near fall after a top rope crossbody. Cesaro tries to set up a deadlift suplex but Reigns kicks him in the head. Reigns hangs Cesaro by his bad arm from the top turnbuckle. Reigns lands a drive-by that sends Cesaro into the ring post. Reigns yanks at Cesaro’s arm. Reigns hits multiple arm wringers. Reigns mocks Daniel Bryan as he does it. Cesaro knocks Reigns into the ropes. Reigns explodes off the ropes and lands a clothesline.

Reigns and Cesaro trade strikes. Cesaro blasts Reigns with a discus lariat with his bad arm. Cesaro can’t capitalize. Reigns and Ceasaro trade strikes again. Cesaro goes nuts and beats Reigns down in the corner. Reigns rolls out to the apron. Cesaro finally deadlift suplexes Reigns back into the ring. Reigns kicks out. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer. Reigns escapes and locks in an armbar. Cesaro escapes. Cesaro tries a springboard European uppercut but Reigns counters with a Superman Punch. Cesaro kicks out. Cesaro tries the Swiss Death Uppercut but his arm gives out. Reigns locks Cesaro in the Guillotine. Cesaro breaks it with a spinebuster. Cesaro rains down punches to Reigns before locking in a Sharpshooter. Reigns almost gets to the ropes. Cesaro transitions into a crossface. Reigns escapes and ground and pounds Cesaro. Reigns hits a powerbomb. Cesaro kicks out again! Reigns gator rolls Cesaro into a Guillotine. Cesaro tries another spinebuster to break the hold but Reigns holds on. Cesaro almost breaks Reigns’ grip but his arm is too damaged. Cesaro passes out.

Winner and STILL Universal Champion, Roman Reigns!

After the match, Jey runs down to the ring and places a Samoan Leis around Reigns’ neck. Reigns tells Jey to get Cesaro. Jey Superkicks Cesaro. Jey goes up top. Seth Rollins music hits and he power walks to the ring. Rollins gets in Reigns’ face. Rollins laughs and attacks Cesaro. Rollins hits Cesaro with a chair. Rollins hits Cesaro in the arm with the chair. Rollins wraps a chair around Cesaro’s arm and slams it into the ring post.




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