This week’s episode of SmackDown closed out with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Bloodline.
Reigns questioned Paul Heyman for being a “little shady” last week. Reigns asked Heyman again if he knew that Brock Lesnar would be at SummerSlam and at Madison Square Garden and if he knew that Lesnar’s suspension would be lifted. Reigns also asked if Heyman is a Special Counsel or an Advocate.
Heyman told Reigns that he is protecting him from Brock Lesnar. Reigns hugged Heyman and told him, “I love you wise man and I thank you for your honesty.” Reigns thanked him for the 40 years of service to his family and then he fired him and then hit the Superman punch.
Reigns went to smash Heyman’s head between two steel chairs but the music hit and out came Lesnar to interrupt. The Usos met Lesnar at ringside but he quickly took them out. Jey Uso took a F5 but Jimmy Uso superkicked Lesnar at ringside. Lesnar laughed it off and then dropped Jimmy with a F5 on the floor. Lesnar paced around the ring, staring Reigns down. He finally rushed the ring to a “Suplex City!” chant but Reigns immediately started delivering chair shots. Lesnar powered through the chair shots and put Reigns down with a F5. Lesnar stood tall over Reigns as the crowd cheered him on. He then dropped Reigns with another F5 and SmackDown went off the air with Lesnar standing over Reigns and Heyman, who were both laid out in the ring.
If this truly is the end of the Reigns – Heyman alliance, it lasted for 476 days. The Tribal Chief and his Special Counsel first linked up during the August 28, 2020 edition of SmackDown.
It will be interesting to see where the Heyman storyline goes as we get closer to the inaugural WWE Day 1 pay-per-view on New Year’s Day in Atlanta, where Lesnar will challenge Reigns for the strap, in the main event.
Roman Reigns Fires Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar Destroys Reigns