After a failed announce-table spot, Braun Strowman puts Reigns through the table with a running powerbomb. The big man Strowman has not forgotten being laid out by Reigns on Raw a coupe of weeks ago…so, will Reigns now go for retribution on Strowman, who is in the Rumble match, later on? Course he will

Universal Championship No Disqualification Match — Kevin Owens (c) def. Roman Reigns via pinfall to retain the title: The Royal Rumble will need to be something special to beat this out for match of the night. Before the bell could ring, Owens and Chris Jericho attacked Reigns, who quickly turned the tables and threw Jericho in the shark cage set to hang above the ring. After a short trip in the crowd and outside the ring and the advantage changing hands, Owens gained momentum by hitting an incredible frog splash onto Reigns through a table. Back inside the ring, Jericho dropped down some brass knuckles to Owens, who eventually hit a Superman Punch with them but only got a two count.

Reigns soon responded with a Samoan Drop through a chair and a Superman Punch of his own but could not get more of a two count. Owens surprised fans with a Stone Cold Stunner before he prepared to suplex Reigns off the top rope through a pyramid of seven chairs assembled outside the ring. Reigns blocked the move, however, and hit the Superman Punch again on Owens, throwing him off the rope and into the chairs. Reigns then decided to powerbomb Owens through the announce table, but as he rolled him into the ring for a spear to finish off the match, Braun Strowman appeared from the crowd and pulled Reigns outside of the ring.

Strowman chokeslamed Reigns through the German announce table, then brought him into the ring for a powerslam through a table angled in the corner. Owens came to just in time to cover Reigns and earn the victory to retain the championship. This, of course, sets up Reigns vs. Strowman for WrestleMania 33, a match Vince McMahon was rumored to badly want but was at least smart enough not to make it for the title.


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