Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley had the prime rivalry on WWE Raw for the past few weeks.
Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley had the prime rivalry on WWE RAW for the past few weeks.
This kept things heated up during the Extreme Rules season. After a long time, there has been a competitor who could match up to the level of the poster boy of the company. In fact, he defeated Reigns clean at Extreme Rules.
It should have automatically made him the number one contender for the Universal Championship. However, the general manager of WWE Raw thought otherwise in this regard. He gave an opportunity to six superstars of the red brand to secure the spots courtesy of two triple threat matches.
Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns won their respective matches to set up the rematch on last night’s WWE RAW. The winner of the contest was about to challenge Brock Lesnar for his championship at Summerslam. It did downplay Lashley’s win at Extreme Rules. It was clear favouritism towards Roman Reigns from the officials.
The rematch lived up to the hype by all means, although as these two tore each other up.
The crowd was not into this match despite WWE promoting it throughout the night. They knew the predictable outcome of the match which would favour Roman Reigns. The result was no different after the two monsters delivered a solid contest at the end of WWE Raw.
Bobby Lashley arrived first in the ring interrupting Elias for the umpteenth time. Elias was trying to host a concert for a long time inside the ring. Roman Reigns then arrived in the midst of boos from the crowd. But that did not stop him from taking early control of the matchup by hitting numerous clotheslines to Lashley.
He took the fight to the outside of the ring and hit his Extreme Rules opponent into the barricade. Lashley overpowered Reigns by giving a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Reigns connected with a leg drop and set Lashley up for a superman punch. But Lashley countered it with a full nelson.
Later, the Dominator successfully hit the spear, and everybody thought the match was going to end with this. But Roman Reigns kicked out of this and came back with two superman punches on his opponent. After that, a picture perfect spear finished the job for the Big Dog.
With this win, Roman Reigns became the number one contender for the Universal Championship on WWE RAW. He will challenge Brock Lesnar at the biggest event of the summer. This rematch is going to happen whether the fans like it or not.