Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth says today was an awesome day. He says he is a guy who grew up playing video games and he loved the sports games. He says he has the honor to join the crew of cover athletes on video games because he will be on the cover of WWE 2K18. He says it almost didn’t happen. Seth says he was given an offer and he accepted it. Seth says he bought in and it was everything he could have asked for. He won championships and got enough money to fill his house with everything he needed. Seth says he could not look in the mirror because he burnt every bridge. However, you gave him a second chance. Seth says that allowed him to have a second chance. This cover is not just his cover, it is OUR cover.
The tag line for the game is ‘Be Like No One’. Seth says we have all made mistakes, but that does not have to define who we are today, tomorrow or in the future. We get to decide that. Seth wants to make a promise. Bray Wyatt interrupts and he tells the architect there you go again contradicting yourself. You talk about how you have grown as an individual, but out of the other side of your mouth, all you can talk about are your material possessions. You talk about being your own man, but you shill this corporate banner. Bray says he can feel the struggle in your soul. You are still conforming. Just when you do it now, you are doing what these people want you to do.
You can wear the clothes of a good honest man, but deep down you are not that man. Seth tells Bray he is not that man . . . he is THE MAN. He has been around some of the most egotistical men in the business, but you have taken it to a different level. Life does not work that way. Seth says he has had a few crazy years. Those people who know him know he was more excited to stand in this ring face to face and toe to toe with an alleged God. Maybe in your world, you are a god, but Seth says in his world, Bray is a coward. Bray says he warned Seth. Anyone who takes his name in vain will be punished. He has warned Seth and now it is time to make a sacrifice. Bray says he’s here. Seth with a cross body off the turnbuckles while Bray blows out his lamp and the lights come up.
Bray makes his way to the ring. Bray says those who deny him will be judged. Those who sit in pathetic apathy will suffer their guilt. Those who dare blaspheme his name will be punished. Just like Seth Rollins. He has it all figured out. He has all the answers. Seth lives in a glass house with the blueprints of the architect blocking out the sun. It only took one dose of his truth to bring that house down. Now Seth will be picking out shards of glass from his soul for eternity due to his transgression. Due to Seth’s ignorance and dependence on humanity will set the way that you will live by. If you take his name in vain, you will fall. If you take his name in vain . . .
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. Seth says he has to clarify something so they are on the same page. Bray cost him his match last week because he called Bray a couple of names? He can get under Bray’s skin for that? Calling him a wannabe martyr and a false prophet, that was the truth. By calling him out, it forces Bray into the light. Bray prefers to hide in the shadows and attack when necessary. Seth says that makes Bray a coward. Seth dares Bray to prove him wrong. Bray tells Seth his pride will betray him. You are oozing arrogance all over the place. When you look at your reflection in the mirror, you see the man. Bray says he sees a man who is beneath him. You do not want this fight because his power is more than you can fathom. You have found the will to slay a king. The lights go out and go back on. Seth is alone in the ring. The lights go out and come back on and Bray is back on the TitanTron. Bray tells Seth to face his fear and RUN.
Backstage: Seth Rollins is asked about his match against Roman Reigns. Seth says he has gotten to know Joe over the last few months but he knows Roman Reigns better than Joe. They have a complicated history. Seth says it is a war every time they are in the ring together. Seth Rollins owns Roman Reigns. He does not see how tonight is any different. When he cracks Roman in the head with his knee, it is not personal. He will be sending a message. On Sunday, he is primed to change history.
Seth Rollins versus Roman Reigns
They lock up and they go to a stalemate. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a side head lock into a wrist lock. Reigns with a wrist lock. Rollins with a moonsault for a near fall. Reigns goes to the floor. Reigns with a waist lock. Reigns get Rollins on his shoulders and Rollins gets to his feet. Reigns with a punch after holding on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt. Reigns sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. Reigns hangs Rollins over the apron and Reigns with a broad jump drop kick that sends Rollins ribs first into the ring post. Reigns sets for the spear but Rollins with a kick and he clotheslines Reigns over the top rope to the floor. Rollins with a pescado onto Reigns and we go to commercial.
We are back and Reigns sends Rollins into the ringside barrier. We see footage of Rollins being sent over the top rope to the floor during the commercial break. Reigns with Neverending Story to Rollins. Reigns with a boot to Rollins. Reigns sets for the Superman punch and Rollins with a thrust kick and a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins with Slingblade. Rollins with a forearm into the corner and he hits another forearm. Rollins goes for a suplex but he cannot get Reigns up. Rollins with a drop kick that sends Reigns to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive. Rollins rolls Reigns into the ring and he sets for a springboard knee but Reigns meets him with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns sets for the spear but Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a super kick for a near fall. Rollins goes up top and Reigns with a punch to stop him. Reigns sets for a Super Samoan Drop but Rollins counters into a buckle bomb. Reigns with a Superman punch out of the corner. Rollins goes to the apron and he falls to the floor. Reigns goes to the apron and he sees Rollins get his head above the apron. Reigns sets for a spear as he runs around the ring but Rollins moves and Reigns goes into the ring steps. Rollins and Reigns return to the ring and Rollins goes up top and he hits a Blockbuster for a near fall.
Rollins goes up top again and hits a frog splash but Reigns kicks out. Rollins has something to say to Reigns and Rollins goes back up top for a Phoenix Splash. Reigns moves and Reigns runs into a boot when he tries for a spear. Reigns with a punch but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins misses the Rainmaker Knee and Reigns with a spear for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Bray Wyatt versus Roman Reigns
Winner: Roman Reigns (by disqualification)
After the match: Wyatt attacks Reigns and then Joe with the Kokina Clutch to Wyatt. Seth Rollins’ music plays and he attacks Joe and hits a drop kick. Reigns with a Superman punch to Wyatt.
Backstage: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are in the back and Roman says he did not need Seth’s help. Seth says he was not out there to help Roman. Kurt Angle says they are not done tonight. They will be in a tag match tonight against Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe.
Samoa Joe and Bray Wyatt versus Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
Rollins and Reigns argue over who should start the match. Wyatt will start for his team. Reigns goes to the apron and Rollins punches Wyatt and connects with a kick. Rollins knocks Joe off the apron and he sends Wyatt to the floor. Rollins sends Wyatt into the ringside barrier and he punches Joe on the floor. Rollins sends Wyatt back into the ring. Rollins avoids Joe but Wyatt knocks him off the apron as we go to commercial. We are back and Rollins with a drop kick to Wyatt. Reigns tags in and clotheslines Wyatt a few times. Reigns with a flying clothesline and kick followed by a Samoan drop. Reigns sets for the Superman punch but Wyatt does the crab walk. Joe distracts Reigns and Wyatt hits Reigns from behind. Reigns is sent to the floor and Joe sends Reigns into the ringside barrier. Joe slams Reigns head into the apron and they go back into the ring. Joe kicks Reigns.
Kurt welcomes everyone to Raw. Kurt mentions what Roman Reigns did to Braun Strowman last week. Kurt says Braun suffered a shattered elbow and could be out of action for up to six months. Kurt mentions that Braun had set his sights on the Universal Title. Kurt asks who will face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title. It has to be earned so there will be a Fatal Five Way Match at Extreme Rules with the winner facing Brock Lesnar. Kurt says the competitors are Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt, or Roman Reigns. Kurt says it will be historical and extreme. Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Roman stares at Angle and he tells Kurt they don’t need a Fatal Five Way Match because he is the number one contender. This is his yard. He beat Undertaker at Wrestlemania and he put Strowman in that ambulance. He is the only one who can beat Brock for the Universal Title. Finn Balor makes his way to the ring. Finn tells Roman exactly what he told Seth Rollins two weeks ago. He was the first Universal Champion and he never lost his title. If you want a piece of the beast, the line starts behind him. Roman says that Finn has heart but he does not have the killer instinct to beat Brock. Finn says that Roman should know what he is about because he beat Roman on his first night on Raw.
Samoa Joe’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Joe says they have it all wrong. It is not about hearts or anybody’s yard. It is not about anybody’s club. It is about actions and results. Action, he locked in the Kokina Clutch on Seth Rollins so he was unresponsive on the ground and his body goes limp. Action, he enters the Fatal Five Way and the result is that he wins. Action, he goes on to face Brock Lesnar…Bray Wyatt’s introduction interrupts Samoa Joe and Bray is in the ring. He says the beast approaches and you put on your brave faces. He feels you trembling. You will cower and you will fall. You will run. Bray…is interrupted by Seth Rollins. He says Extreme Rules is a few weeks away and New Jersey did not come here for talking. Seth says he came to fight Samoa Joe. Rollins and Joe fight in the aisle while Wyatt attacks Balor. Reigns punches Wyatt and they fight to the floor. Rollins with a dragon screw leg whip in the ropes. Wyatt hits Rollins from behind and Reigns with a Superman punch to Wyatt. Balor with a running drop kick to Rollins and Wyatt. Reigns misses a Superman punch and Balor hits Slingblade. Balor with a plancha to the floor and he returns to the ring.
Backstage: Seth Rollins is asked about his match against Bray Wyatt. Seth says that Bray called him gutless. Seth after everything he had to deal with over the last year, Bray will not be the guy who stands in the way of him winning the Universal Title. He does not have to announce to the world that he is here. His actions speak loud and clear. If anyone is going to slay the beast, it will be the man who slayed the King.