WWE News: Roman Reigns Returned To Action On Smackdown To Pick Up Big Win
One of the most compact matches in recent Smackdown memory took place last night as Roman Reigns returned to action. It was the first time that the poster boy of the company appeared on TV for the first time in Summerslam week to receive big cheers from the Toronto audience. His opponent was none other than the former Cruiserweight Champion, Buddy Murphy who laid down the challenge on the social media to set up this match.
Buddy Murphy took early control of the match as he dodged an attack from Roman Reigns and sent him to the steel steps. He continued to dominate until Reigns came back hitting a sit-out powerbomb. When many thought the match nearing to the end, Murphy hit a Brainbuster for the two-count as the crowd went crazy. Murphy hit the ropes for a high-flying move which Roman Reigns countered with a Superman Punch and followed up with a hugs spear to pick up the win. Buddy Murphy may have lost but earned the respect of the WWE Universe.
The storyline around Roman Reigns started to build as Summerslam approached. A mystery attacker targeted him on Smackdown trying to bury him under a set of metal structures. The fallout of the shocking incident did not go away when the second attack happened on the next episode of Monday Night Raw. This time, the attacker tried to squash Roman Reigns using an SUV car.
Meant every word I said about @WWE_Murphy in the ring. He said he wanted a fight and he got one. Tonight was my night, but I’m sure it won’t be the last time I’ll stand across from you. #SDLive #SecretsOut pic.twitter.com/4zD6znVznz
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 14, 2019
The Big Dog escaped the scene but the question was running rampant who could be behind these attacks that could have been life-threatening to him. As seen on last week, Roman Reigns attacked Buddy Murphy and got to know that Rowan was behind those mystery ambushes. Going forward, Murphy issued a challenge to the biggest acquisition in Smackdown history for a match that WWE.com officially announced on the show,
“Daniel Bryan’s massive peer attacked Murphy during the SummerSlam Kickoff, telling Murphy to keep his name out of his mouth. After a rough week, The Best Kept Secret did not lay low, instead of taking to Twitter to issue a challenge to Roman Reigns. The Big Dog was happy to accept. What will happen when Buddy Murphy makes his SmackDown LIVE in-ring debut against The Big Dog?”
The match turned out to be a solid one as the audience gave an overwhelming response. Hopefully, this performance will allow Buddy Murphy to pick up much-needed momentums in his favor.
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