We Never Saw It Coming: Roman Reigns Makes WWE Return At SummerSlam

Roman Reigns
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WWE held SummerSlam last night live from The ThunderDome (Well, the Amway Center in Orlando anyway).

Overall, the show was a triumph. For the first time since February, the show felt like a true PPV event, the atmosphere and presentation benefiting exponentially from the move away from the Performance Center.

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The show was promoted with the tagline ‘You’ll Never See It Coming’, which all longtime wrestling fans will have clocked meant a surprise was coming – and we got one to close the PPV.

The surprise came in the aftermath of The Fiend defeating Braun Strowman to win the Universal Championship in a lacklustre Falls Count Anywhere bout. As Bray Wyatt’s demonic alter-ego showed off his new belt, a familiar figure clad in black rushed the ring. Roman Reigns had returned!

The Big Dog took a leave of absence from WWE starting just before WrestleMania due to infection fears stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Clearly the move to the new production environment has eased these fears and WWE has been given a huge shot in the arm in terms of star power.

It was an exciting end to a great PPV and we expect to see more from Reigns this coming Friday on SmackDown

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