Reigns turns off the music in thrilling WWE Tribute to the Troops
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns stood tall over Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, WWE Champion Big E delivered a pair of Big Endings to the Dirty Dawgs and Bianca Belair bested Liv Morgan in a spirited showdown at the 19th annual Tribute to the Troops.
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2021 Tribute to the Troops results
WWE Champion Big E def. Dolph Ziggler - Non-Title Match
WWE Champion Big E took it right to Dolph Ziggler despite a few cheap tricks from his Dirty Dawgs partner Robert Roode who was lurking at ringside.
The former friends knew each other’s moves well as they traded blows. With The Powerhouse of Positivity rolling, Ziggler snuck to the outside and avoided a spear on the apron with a knee to the face.
Ziggler took advantage of the opening with a famouser, but could only keep The Champion down for two. As he climbed the ropes to deliver a cross-body splash, Big E plucked Ziggler out of mid-air and planted a Big Ending for the win. Afterwards, Roode stormed the ring to assault Big E, but as he looked to deliver a Glorious DDT the tables were turned and Big E flattened Roode with another Big Ending.
Bianca Belair def. Liv Morgan
Liv Morgan gave Bianca Belair all she could handle, much to the surprise of the former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion.
The two Superstars shared taunts in a spirited competition. Morgan kept Belair on her toes and avoided The EST of WWE’s power with some creative counters and rollups as well as a powerful step-up enzuigiri.
As Morgan went for a hurricanrana off the second rope, Belair caught her and tossed Morgan into the turnbuckle before lifting her up for the K.O.D. and the pin. After the match Belair and Morgan shook hands and hugged as a show of respect.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns def. Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura
The Head of the Table Roman Reigns was not a fan of Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura or the musical stylings of his partner Rick Boogs.
Spurred on by a guitar soundtrack, Nakamura had the WWE Universal Champion stunned for a moment, but Reigns quickly rallied with a thunderous clothesline.
As Reigns set up for the Superman Punch, Boogs began to shred on his guitar to bring Nakamura back to life and set up a devastating kick to the head. Boogs continued to play to hype up Nakamura for a Kinshasha until The Bloodline ended the concert with a surprise assault.
Nakamura went to save his companion but left himself open to a Superman Punch outside the ring before being rolled back inside the squared circle for an earth-shattering spear.