Ahead of their Universal Championship match at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns and John Cena met for a face-to-face confrontation on last night’s episode of SmackDown.
In a reference to when CM Punk defeated him for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank 2011, Cena vowed to take Reigns’ title, jump the barricade, and run out of Allegiant Stadium as fast as he can. Cena said he might even blow Reigns a kiss goodbye.
Cena also claimed that Reigns ran Dean Ambrose out of WWE and almost ruined Seth Rollins. Reigns brought up Cena’s former fiancee Nikki Bella, saying that “20-plus years of missionary” might have been good enough for Cena but wasn’t good enough for Bella.
SummerSlam is taking place on Saturday, August 21. Last night’s show was headlined by a contract signing for Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks’ SmackDown Women’s Championship match at the pay-per-view.
Banks brought out Carmella and Zelina Vega to help her attack Belair during the contract signing. Belair initially fought them off, but Banks then hit a backstabber on Belair. Banks, Carmella, and Vega beat Belair down. The show then ended with Banks using Belair’s braid to put her in the Banks Statement on top of a table.
A title change also took place on last night’s show. Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Apollo Crews to win the Intercontinental Championship.
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WWE 205 Live results: Josh Briggs vs. Joe Gacy
Shinsuke Nakamura wins WWE Intercontinental title
Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal added to WWE SummerSlam
WWE SmackDown live results: Reigns and Cena go face-to-face
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Roman Reigns and John Cena go face-to-face
Apollo Crews vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the Intercontinental title
The Street Profits vs. Otis & Chad Gable
Seth Rollins produces a video package to show why he’s better than Edge
Seth Rollins won’t hesitate to stomp Edge’s head into the mat at SummerSlam
The Mysterios vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Kevin Owens vs. Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin steals Big E’s Money in the Bank briefcase
Bianca Belair-Sasha Banks SummerSlam contract signing
SmackDown fallout: Shinsuke Nakamura reacts to his Intercontinental title win
SmackDown fallout: Shinsuke Nakamura’s Intercontinental title photoshoot
SmackDown fallout: Baron Corbin exits the building with the Money in the Bank briefcase
SmackDown fallout: The Mysterios are focused on regaining the SmackDown tag titles