Elias to walk with The Big Dog later tonight
Despite the attempted intervention of Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus (thwarted masterfully by Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose), Roman Reigns Speared The Miz this past Monday night to claim the Intercontinental Title and become a Grand Slam Champion, having previously held the WWE Tag Team Titles, the U.S. Title and the WWE Title.
In a WWE.com interview after the win, The Big Dog hinted that he would be a fighting challenge, and would issue open challenges on a regular basis.
“Anybody can get it,” Reigns told Mike Rome. He later tweeted, “Wherever I am, consider it my yard. So, if you want my title, all you have to do is step up.”
Workhorse champions like John Cena, Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles have instituted open challenges in the past, and it seems like Reigns is keeping that tradition alive, giving Elias an opportuntiy tonight, live on Raw.