Raw: Lesnar attacks helpless Reigns
Reigns, who was suspended during last week’s Raw, surprised General Manager Kurt Angle when he appeared in Dallas at the start of today’s broadcast.
Angle urged Reigns to “be patient” and wait three weeks until WrestleMania 34 to get his hands on Lesnar. Reigns was not persuaded, and refused to leave the ring until Lesnar appeared.
A team of US Marshalls attempted to detain Reigns for trespassing. They read Reigns the Miranda warning and handcuffed the number one contender. Even while handcuffed, Reigns lashed out and knocked down the law enforcement officers.
It was at this moment Lesnar’s theme echoed throughout the American Airlines Center. The Beast rushed to the ring for the first time in weeks – having missed his last two scheduled appearances on Raw – and made a beeline for Reigns.
With his hands cuffed, Reigns could do nothing to stop Lesnar throwing him across the ring with German Suplexes. Lesnar also used a steel chair to punish The Big Dog’s torso, and finally put Reigns down with an F5.
It seemed Lesnar’s assault was done, his statement made, and the Universal Champion headed up the ramp while EMTs loaded Reigns onto a stretcher—but The Beast had one final idea in mind. Lesnar hurtled back to the ring and overturned Reigns’ stretcher, compounding the damage done to his WrestleMania challenger.
WWE Raw Results:
- Asuka def. Alexa Bliss w/ Mickie James via count-out
- Braun Strowman def. Cesaro w/ Sheamus
- The Revival def. Titus Worldwide (Apollo & Titus O’Neil) w/ Dana Brooke
- Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville w/ Paige def. Bayley & Sasha Banks
- The Balor Club (Finn Balor, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) def. The Miz & The Miztourage (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)
- The Ultimate Deletion:
Matt Hardy def. Bray Wyatt