Raw General Manager Kurt Angle confronted Braun Strowman
Such a Herculean display meant The Monster Among Men opened Raw with a victory lap of sorts, crowing about annihilating Reigns so severely that he wouldn't be appearing on Raw. But Raw General Manager Kurt Angle quickly cut the celebration short, announcing that he had sanctioned a match between Reigns and Strowman for WWE Payback.
After a brief outburst, Strowman seemed more or less okay with the prospect of sending The Big Dog to his "funeral," but he wasn’t pleased with The Olympic Hero telling him to take the night off. He demanded the WWE Hall of Famer present him with competition before dropping those two little words that tend to lead to very big consequences: “Or else.”