Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins made it a point to single out Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre, and to their credit, they got the win, albeit by disqualification (more on that in a minute). But the match that ensued was both a reminder of the very legitimate threat Ziggler & McIntyre pose to the Raw locker room as a whole and the kind of effort it will take to even come within striking distance of a victory against them.
The Intercontinental Champion and his enforcer made an example of Reigns at the start; a superhuman rally from Rollins saved the match and slowed their opponents down the stretch. Reigns was ready to make good on his brother’s handiwork when The Revival struck from the audience, hauling Reigns off the barricade before he could tag in to bring about the disqualification and leaving Rollins to the mercy of Ziggler & McIntyre.
The performance of Rollins was a stark reminder that, with a 30-minute WWE Iron Man Match on the horizon in two weeks, Ziggler has his hands full. The appearance of The Revival — and the final Shatter Machine they hit on The Big Dog at the end of the beating — was a reminder that, with another match on the horizon in a matter of hours, Reigns does too.