The reign of ‘The Head Of The Table’ goes on, as Roman Reigns retained his titles at Clash At The Castle with a bit of help from Solo Sikoa.
With fans in the United Kingdom clamouring for a major WWE event in the country, Clash At The Castle took place at The Principality Stadium in front of 60,000 fans – the first time the company had run a stadium in the country for three decades.
The main event of the show saw Drew McIntyre looking to pick up a popular victory over Reigns, and end his over 700-day reign with the Universal Championship. Reigns unified the titles when he defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.
Before the entrances even began the crowd was whipped in to even more of a frenzy, as a video package highlighting McIntyre’s career played where the background music was his original “Broken Dreams” entrance them. On top of this, Roman Reigns was not accompanied by Paul Heyman or The Usos.
The match was even until Karrion Kross threw a plastic bottle at ‘The Scottish Warrior’ from ringside, allowing the opening for Roman Reigns to gain the upper hand.
There were many points when it looked like Reigns was going to retain, including after a superman punch and two spears.
Eventually, referee Charles Robinson was knocked out of the ring, Austin Theory hit the ring looking to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase – only to get punched by Tyson Fury before he was able to. This did at least mean a second official was at ringside when Drew McIntyre hit the Claymore, which got a very near fall.
A spear and a second claymore looked to have the match won, until Solo Sikoa pulled the referee from the ring. This was enough of an opening for Roman Reigns to hit another spear and get the three count.
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After the match Tyson Fury confronted Roman Reigns in the ring, only to offer a handshake to the champion whose run with the belt of 734 days goes on.
Solo Sikoa is Roman Reigns’ cousin and younger brother of The Usos, and has been a standout on NXT for a number of months now.