Roman Reigns addressed his rivalry with Rusev

Roman Reigns demands payback against Rusev: Raw, Sept. 19, 2016

After being ambushed by The Super Athlete, The Big Dog comes to Raw ready for a fight.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Since Raw is in the home of Elvis Presley, it’s only fitting that the show began with not a hound dog, but a Big Dog. And it was one with a suspicious mind, no less, as Roman Reigns basically walked to the ring at the top of the broadcast looking for satisfaction after Rusev attacked him last week. He got it courtesy of Raw’s power team of Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley, who both gave Reigns a United States Title opportunity against Rusev at Clash of Champions and confirmed that The Bulgarian Brute would battle Seth Rollins on Raw. The showdown would be their punishment for interfering in the main event the previous week.

Moreover, Foley, who felt he was GM’ing for his job after weeks of insurgency from the Raw roster, attempted to rectify the situation by sanctioning a rematch between Reigns and WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens later in the night. That, of course, didn’t sit well with Owens, who popped up to openly question The Hardcore Legend's decision-making process. And while Stephanie managed to placate Owens with a non-title qualifier, Foley still put a capper on the bout by adding a steel cage stipulation.

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