Undisputed WWE Championship Match Set For Next Week’s SmackDown

Undisputed WWE Championship Match Set For Next Week's SmackDown

Undisputed WWE Championship Match Set For Next Week’s SmackDown – During tonight’s SmackDown episode, it was announced that Roman Reigns will defend the Undisputed WWE Championship against Riddle on next week’s blue brand show.

The ‘Bro’ half of RK-Bro defeated Sami Zayn in the main event to earn the title match against Reigns. If Riddle lost to Zayn, he would’ve not only had an opportunity at the Undisputed Title, he would’ve been banned from SmackDown altogether. Following Riddle’s victory over Zayn, Reigns’ cousins, the Undisputed Tag Team Champions, Jimmy and Jey Uso rushed the ring and attacked Riddle but ‘The Original Bro’ was able to fend off The Usos and stand tall in the ring as the show went off the air.

The Usos injured Riddle’s tag partner, Randy Orton during the 5/21 episode of SmackDown after The Usos defeated Riddle and Orton in their tag title unification match. Riddle would then team up with a fellow foe of The Bloodline, Shinsuke Nakamura but the pair would fall short in their bid for tag team gold on the 5/30 edition of Monday Night RAW. Riddle would call out Reigns for the Undisputed Title on last week’s episode of SmackDown, leading to the match between he and Zayn on tonight’s show which will culminate in Riddle getting his first major singles championship opportunity in WWE, next Friday night.

As we’ve noted, WWE originally had plans for Riddle vs. Reigns to take place at Money In the Bank on July 3 from Las Vegas, but that plan changed when Money In the Bank was no longer a stadium event after it was moved from Allegiant Stadium to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It was recently reported that WWE changed plans for Riddle vs. Reigns and were planning to give it away on free TV, either RAW or SmackDown, and that was made official tonight. It’s still expected that Randy Orton vs. Reigns will take place on July 31 at WWE SummerSlam in Nashville, while Drew McIntyre vs. Reigns will headline WWE Clash at The Castle on September 3 from Cardiff.

This will be Reigns’ first TV title defense since defeating Brock Lesnar to unify the WWE Title and the WWE Universal Title during Night Two of WrestleMania 38 on April 3.

Undisputed WWE Championship Match Set For Next Week’s SmackDown

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