Seth Rollins versus Curt Hawkins
Hawkins punches Rollins and connects with a clothesline for a near fall. Hawkins with punches and then he hits a back drop slam for a near fall. Hawkins with a suplex for a near fall. Hawkins with a clothesline. Rollins with a forearm. Hawkins tries to trip Rollins but Rollins with an enzuigiri and a suicide dive. Rollins with Slilngblade. Rollins with a back heel kick and he hits a blockbuster followed by a springboard clothesline. Rollins has a super kick blocked and Hawkins with a rollup but Rollins with a super kick followed by the Rainmaker Knee for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match: Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron and he tells Seth that last week he took a leap of faith. It seems you are under the impression that since mankind forgave your transgressions, you walk around with the filth of vanity like a suit of armor. You tell people to be like no one, yet you lead these ignorant people to a place of no return. If you believe in redemption you will give it to your true self. Bray says he will help Seth and save him. Bray says Seth you should be honored because you will be cleansed by the flame of a God. Be careful what you wish for because he is inside your mind. Bray says he is everywhere.
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.
Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor in a Fatal Five to determine top contender to WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar
Everyone battled at the bell leaving Roman in the ring. They fired back and forth. Reigns nailed a Samoan Drop but Samoa Joe caught him for a potential one, only to have it reversed and Roman snapped one. Finn and Roman battled back and forth. Balor went for a kick but Roman blocked it. Joe sent Rollins to the floor and went for a dive but was nailed a Seth nailed one on Joe. Balor drilled Bray and stomped him over and over, using the ropes for leverage. He turned to Joe and Seth and gave them the same treatment. Balor nailed a big flip dive to the outside, wiping out his opposition. The battle continues with Joe tossing Roman into the barricade. Joe and Bray teamed up to drill Rollins with the steel steps. They turned to Balor and assaulted him as well before turning their attention back to Roman. Joe and Bray continued to control the landscape, taking turns beating on Finn. Rollins returned to the fray and nailed a leg lariat on Bray, then drove Joe into the buckles. He went for a dive on Bray but was nailed with a massive right hand. Bray nailed him with a DDT on the steel steps. Back in the ring, Joe sunk in the Clutch but Finn slipped out and nailed the double stomp. Wyatt brought a chair into the equation and started laying waste to everyone. He turned to Joe and teased hitting him, but turned and nailed Finn again. Joe nailed the back senton splash on Finn, who had a chair laid across his back. Not to be undone, Bray then nailed one on the chair. Joe teased he was going to attack Bray but backed off. Continue Reading
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