With his WWE Payback challenger seated at ringside, Roman Reigns overcame Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a huge Champion vs. Champion main event after delivering a Spear for the victory.
Following the contest, a tense staredown between titleholder and challenger quickly erupted into a chaotic brawl after Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson arrived. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion went on the attack first, but was eventually overpowered by AJ Styles’ friends. The Usos then rushed the ring to help their fallen cousin, as The Phenomenal One stood back and watched the carnage take place.
The No. 1 contender’s attempt to remain neutral was thwarted when Jimmy Uso hit him with a right hand. Styles fought back with an enzuigiri kick before Gallows fell on the sword for the phenomenal Superstar by standing in front of thunderous Spear from Reigns. Both Superstars then narrowly missed nailing their finishing moves on one another before taking a breath to survey SmackDown’s final chaotic scene. Who will stand tall this Sunday at WWE Payback when WWE World Heavyweight Champion defends his title against AJ Styles?