With a little over 2 weeks till the Clash of Champions, WWE SmackDown repatriated to the ThunderDome inside Orlando’s Amway Centre. Within the main event, Jey Uso again teamed with Roman Reigns, his own cousin & the person he’ll face for the universal championship in the September. 27 pay-per-view.
Uso & Reigns taken on King Corbin & Sheamus in a rematch of a tag match from last week, this time in a match contested under Samoan Street Fight regulations. The match has been brief & chaotic, however Uso & Reigns scored the victory before a tense celebration that felt as although it can go south any moment, however the show went off the air before things fully soured before the family (4) members.
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Tensions escalate between Roman Reigns & Jey Uso
Uso has been interviewed early within the show, informing Paul Heyman informed him Reigns demonstrating up late to their own tag match last week has been a “miscommunication,” & he has been willing to believe that. Uso afterwards stated he has been focused on the tag match, not next Sun.’s Clash of Winner’s match with Reigns for the universal championship. Thereafter within the show, Sheamus & Corbin have been speaking backstage when the same security guard who set up Big E 2 weeks back informed Sheamus his own car has been being towed. Big E afterwards assaulted Sheamus before laying a beating on the security guard, finishing by hitting a belly-to-belly using a car windshield & locking the guard in a trunk before Adam Pearce informed Big E he’d to leave the apartment.
Roman Reigns & Jey Uso def. King Corbin & Sheamus via pinfall after Uso hit Corbin with an Uso Splash. Reigns cut an in-ring promo before the match, informing just, “This is my yard, my island, my ring & my WWE. In case you need it, come & take (2) it from me.” During this match, Corbin & Sheamus drove Uso using a table with a double powerbomb after taking out Reings, however Uso has been able to kick out. As the confusion amplified, Uso hit Corbin with the universal championship belt, allowing Reigns to hit a spear before coming off the top rope to score the pin. Reigns looked obviously annoyed with Uso “stealing” the pin as Reigns had finished last week. Uso feigned celebrating with the title before throwing it to Reigns & laughing before the 2 revealed a hug. Uso walked up the ramp celebrating as Reigns remained within the ring, his own smile turning to a scowl as the show went off the air.
Reigns’ role work (5) has been fantastic after the match. The complicated relationship between Reigns & WWE fans has frequently hinged on him not being a genuine. As of now, throughout his own heel run, Reigns is amplifying that by being a phony with his own own relative in front of Uso’s 1st shot in a singles championship. There isn’t much drama on what the result of the Clash of Champions match between the 2 going to be, however the way this small feud builds up Reigns’ new personality is of high worth to the promotion. &, now, Reigns is doing a nice job. The match has been largely throwaway stuff. Street fights are easy confusion, however there was not much of note in-ring. Still, the segments did their own job & Reigns’ eventual brutality toward his own cousin must be fun. Grade: B