Going into Raw, Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe were set to battle for the ultimate opportunity: The chance to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Coming out of Raw, a certain Superstar made sure the answer wasn’t quite so simple.
The Big Dog and The Samoan Submission Machine pushed each other to the limit and then some in their main-event clash, but moments after Reigns landed a very close two-count on Joe, Braun Strowman stormed into the arena and attacked both heavyweights, instigating a brawl that led the ref to throw out the match.
A combination of a Coquina Clutch and a Superman Punch finally brought The Monster Among Men to his knees — for all of two seconds.
Strowman flattened both men with ring-shaking Running Powerslams (Reigns caught two) and scared off the small army of security sent to stop him. As to who Lesnar's challenger is, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle promised an answer next week in his exclusive post-Raw interview on WWE Network. Either way, it's clearly too soon to be thinking about a SummerSlam title opportunity when Braun Strowman isn’t finished with you.