WWE Payback: Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman For WWE Universal Championship

No Holds Barred Triple-Threat Match for the WWE Universal Championship
– “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

The arena goes black, including the virtual fans, for The Fiend’s entrance. Let me in. WWE’s stellar production is on full display as Wyatt’s entrance is unlike anything that could be produced elsewhere. The Fiend has the title belt around his neck.

The start:

Braun Strowman is already in the ring and he was already attacking The Fiend before the bell rang. He immediately goes for the two count.

Mid-match notes:

Braun Strowman is ticked and going HAM at Wyatt. Wyatt finally counters and hits Sister Abigail for a two count. There is no Roman Reigns in this match. Braun goes to the outside to recover. Strowman hits a knee but Wyatt counters. Wyatt puts Strowman through the announce desk with a Rock Bottom. Strowman is out as Alexa Bliss watches for a monitor form backstage. Corey Graves teases no one is safe.

Wyatt has a huge club or mallet of some kind. Strowman ambushes him from behind. Strowman hits a clubbing blow on Wyatt on the ring steps. Strowman grabs the mallet, which looks like it’s meant for Harley Quinn. Wyatt counters and picks up the mallet. He lands a blow right to Braun Strowman and then screams like an insane person. Wyatt slams Strowman’s head off the steps. Wyatt literally tried to rip Strowman’s head off his shoulders.

Strowman sets some of the ring stairs up against the barricade, he has the rest of them. He slams them into Strowman. Bliss is shown watching from the monitor. Strowman is thrown into the barricade by Wyatt Wyatt fights Strowman up the ramp and again tries to tear his head off. Strowman finally counters by throwing Wyatt into the video board.

This isn’t about winning the match, this is about survival if anything else. The Fiend battles back with a right hand. He looks for Sister Abigail but Strowman counters with a headbutt. He charges at Wyatt and throws him off the stage. Strowman gets on top of Wyatt and clubs away at him. Strowman takes Wyatt to the ring and rolls him in. Remember, the pinfall or submission HAS to take place in the ring.

Strowman gets to the top rope but he’s slow. The Fiend gets up and goes after him. They do battle at the top. The Fiend lands a superplex off the top rope. The ring implodes, ropes collapse and all. Both men are down as WWE pans the virtual audience. Roman Reigns comes out with Paul Heyman. They have the contract, to which Reigns signs at the top of the ramp.

Reigns has a steel chair. He surveys the damage, which includes an imploded ring. There is no official in the ring. Reigns covers Wyatt but he only gets a two count. Then again. Reigns pins Strowman but only gets a two count. Reigns rolls out and grabs a steel chair.

The ring is destroyed, the ringside area is destroyed. Reigns lights up Strowman with a steel chair. He covers him and only gets a two count. Wyatt gets up and goes for the Mandible Claw on Reigns. Reigns gets away after a low blow.

The finish:

Strowman is recovered in the ring. Reigns goes for the spear and hits it. He follows it with the cover.

Winner and NEW WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns


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