Advantage: Roman Reigns. At least for now.
In a Triple Threat that quickly spilled into a street fight, The Big Dog pulled slightly closer to Brock Lesnar in the mad dash for the Universal Championship by taking down his two fellow challengers, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe. But before he did, in a taste of things to come at SummerSlam, all three heavyweights battled each other to a dead heat: Joe nearly put Strowman to sleep in the Coquina Clutch; Reigns Superman Punched Joe off the steps; Strowman threw Reigns from the arena floor back into the ring.
The Gift of Destruction was poised to claim the win when he seized a set of steps that had been laid in the ring, yet Reigns roared back at the last second, Superman Punching the steel out of Strowman’s hand and using the stairs to knock the big man from the squared circle. With only Samoa Joe left to oppose him, Reigns revved up for a monstrous Spear and put The Samoan Submission Machine down for three.