WWE Payback Results: The Fiend vs Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman


WWE Universal Championship No Holds Barred Match: The Fiend (c) vs. Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

Braun Strowman attacks The Fiend from behind during his entrance and for some reason, despite Roman Reigns not being out there yet, the referee rings the bell. The two beat the absolute hell out of each other, smashing into the barricades, the ring steps, before The Fiend drives Strowman through the announce table with a huge urianage slam.

Fiend goes under the ring and grabs his ridiculous, giant cartoon hammer. He hoists it up, but Strowman tackles him into the barricade. Still no Roman Reigns, and literally only one reference to him not being there to this point. The Fiend hits a Sister Abigail on the outside, then swings for the fences, catching the big man right in the gut.

We’re not done yet. Alexa Bliss is shown watching the match backstage, twirling her dreadlock. Back in the ring, Strowman shoves The Fiend into the steps, then tackles him through them. They fight up to the stage, and Strowman delivers a running powerslam OFF THE STAGE, crashing through a panel on the floor.

The challenger is slow to recover, and drags The Fiend back to the ring. This is not a Falls Count Anywhere match, after all. The champion will not stay down and the two trade punches while climbing the ropes. Strowman tries to fight back, but Fiend gets him over for a monstrous superplex – AND THE RING IMPLODES! Yep. They rigged an imploding ring for this one.

And here… comes… Roman Reigns…

The Big Dog wanders down to the ring with Paul Heyman, jumps in the broken ring and covers Strowman, but he kicks out at two. Reigns covers The Fiend, but the same thing happens. He grabs a steel chair and goes insane with it, hitting both men at least a half dozen times each. Reigns lines up for the spear, but the champion catches him with the Mandible Claw!

Reigns starts to fade, but quickly kicks The Fiend in the balls. Apparently psycho demon monsters still have a weak spot. He once again lines up for a spear, and this time connects on Strowman. 1… 2… 3.

Winner & New WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns

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