Roman Reigns addressed the Universal Championship Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble
MONTREAL — The results have been reviewed, the controversy has been acknowledged, and Brock Lesnar is still Universal Champion. Despite Roman Reigns’ feet hitting the floor before Lesnar’s following their Spear-induced exit from the Steel Cage during their title bout at the Greatest Royal Rumble event, the official’s decision stands, and Raw’s top prize remains frustratingly out of reach for the three-time WWE Champion.
All of which was music to Samoa Joe’s ears, as well as everybody else looking to get one over on The Big Dog and maneuver themselves into Raw’s upper echelon. Reigns’ WWE Backlash opponent popped up on the TitanTron to talk trash from an undisclosed location, followed quickly by Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, the latter two of whom got a hometown hero’s welcome and all three of whom were angling to square off with The Big Dog later in the evening.
Of course, despite an impromptu “popularity contest” to determine Reigns’ opponent (Owens won), all three Superstars ended up swarming The Big Dog when Roman landed the first punch on KO. Outnumbered though he was, Reigns received some unlikely help from Bobby Lashley and, finally, Greatest Royal Rumble Match winner Braun Strowman. The Dominator and The Monster Among Men quickly helped Reigns clear the ring, and Raw General Manager Kurt Angle quickly made the impromptu alliance official, sanctioning a Six-Man Tag Team Match for later in the evening.