Seth Rollins has interrupted an interview between Cesaro and Kayla Braxton, promising to teach the Swiss Superman a lesson on Sunday at Hell in a Cell.
In the ThunderDome, Rey Mysterio made his way to the ring for the night’s main event universal championship match with Roman Reigns, inside the namesake a la carte.
Mysterio, fueled by the hatred developed by Reigns’ assault on Dominik a week ago, dominated the opening minutes of the game. He detonated Mysterio with a toolbox, wrapped a steel chair around his neck, and sent him into the cage. A missed spear sent the champion crashing through a table.
Reigns threw Mysterio into the cage, turning the tide in his favor by entering the commercial break. Reigns overwhelmed his opponent until a blind charge in the corner allowed Rey to fight in the match. He added a splash, ramming a chair into the champion’s midsection.
Reigns caught Mysterio in a powerbomb, sending him out of the ring and into the side of the steel cage, ala the devastating attack on Dominik last week. Back in the ring, a tie ended Mysterio as Reigns was held back by submission.
After the game, The Tribal Chief took him out once more and added a “Happy Father’s Day” to add insult to injury as the show paused.
Reigns defeated Mysterio by submission
Mysterio threw everything at Reigns in this one and when he wasn’t throwing weapons at his opponent, he escaped the champion’s explosive offense. It was a plan that was only meant to last that long, however, as Reigns caught it mid-air and from there, ended things in no time.
The booking was great, the action made sense in the context of the story, and Reigns continued his dominant run to the top of SmackDown.
Some will wonder why this was taken out of the pay-per-view and while this answer is only known to WWE at this point, it increased the importance of this episode of SmackDown and made it feel like a big one. problem. Considering the strength of the show in recent weeks, that’s quite the statement.