Even with the looming threat of Brock Lesnar “unleashing The Beast” next week in response to Joe’s attack on Paul Heyman, the No. 1 contender to the Universal Title put on a clinic against Seth Rollins in the Raw main event following The Kingslayer’s assertion he wasn’t afraid of anyone either, be it Joe, Roman Reigns or the “false prophet and wannabe martyr” Bray Wyatt.
Rollins took the fight to Joe like a man with something to prove, but The Samoan Submission Machine was just a hair faster and a hair more on point than he was the last time these two met, deploying a counter for every move Rollins attempted.
When Rollins finally fought into the advantage and prepared to go up top, Wyatt’s signature imagery played across the TitanTron, distracting The Architect long enough for Joe to lock in the Coquina Clutch and put Seth to sleep. Next week, The Beast arrives, and we find out who is truly heading into their worst-case scenario.