No 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight championship Roman Reigns came out to the arena. Footage from last week’s Monday Night Raw was shown where Paul Heyman talked about the first Raw appearance of Brock Lesnar in a month was largely used as an opportunity for The Beast Incarnate to react, along with Paul Heyman, to a video hyping the rise of Lesnar’s No. 1 contender, Roman Reigns. That Heyman placed the hype on par with the leavings of a bull was unsurprising, especially with Lesnar standing by his side. But the degree to which Heyman predicted The Anomaly’s triumph at The Show of Shows was the most surprising: pinning Roman, tearing Seth Rollins limb from limb and putting any Montreal-like co-conspirators in their graves were all on the table. Getting his mic shut off again only kicked Heyman into overdrive. By the end of his missive, any title in the world was in play, Brock Lesnar was poised to conquer the world itself, and you could have heard a pin drop in Pittsburgh.
After the footage, Reigns said that Paul Heyman came out to the ring week after week Heyman came out and claimed that he knew Reigns and his family. But the reality was he just came out and disrespected them, he disrespected his family and he took his every opportunity to say that Reigns could not do it at WrestleMania, and there were two things could not stand was people disrespecting his family and he could not because he could, because at WrestleMania, he was going to represent his Samoan blood and he was going to win the WWE World Heavyweight championship.
Mark Henry came out to the arena. He entered the ring and he said that he was listening to him and he had to come out to him because he was acting like a comedian now. He said that just like him he did not like anyone talking about his family. But Reigns had to understand that he could not. He was Mark Henry and he was the Strongest Man in the World and that was why he could say that. He had been in the ring with Brock, Brock broke his arm, he almost killed him with the F5 on the floor. He asked if Reigns was ready for that, Henry did not think so.
Reigns tried to show respect to Henry, Henry asked if he thought Brock Lesnar respected him, if he thought the fans or wrestlers in the locker room respected him. He had to earn his respect here. Reigns attempted leave the ring, Henry stopped him. Henry pushed him back and Reigns nailed Henry with the Superman punch. As Henry went outside the ring, Reigns speared him through the barricade.
Paul Heyman’s impassioned speech on Raw was met with an equally emotional reaction from Roman Reigns on SmackDown, but it was the surprise return of Mark Henry that really got The Big Dog hot under the collar.
The World’s Strongest Man tried to tell the Samoan Superstar he can’t beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, but the returning competitor found out the hard way that you don’t tell Reigns what he can’t do. After getting pushed by his massive detractor, WWE’s powerhouse Superstar responded by delivering a Superman Punch and Spearing Henry through the barricade.