WWE saved one of the biggest surprises of the night for the end of SmackDown, and after announcing earlier in the night that it would be The Bloodline vs The Brawling Brutes’ Sheamus, Butch and Ridge Holland alongside Drew McIntyre, there was only one member of the team left to reveal. Butch would get the win over Zayn to advance to the next round of the World Cup tournament, and then Reigns came to the ring to earn some back, but he was then shocked when none other than Raw’s Kevin Owens came to the ring, and he will be the last member of the War Games contest.
The Bloodline was not happy about Zayn’s loss and everyone fought outside. Reigns then came to the ring to wrap things up, which he did right on his way to the ring, but as he geared up for a javelin, Owens hit music, music that to Reigns is quite frothy from their earlier feud.
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Owens came to the ring and started working on Reigns, but then Zayn came to the ring and the two former best friends were reunited and didn’t know what to do. However, Reigns broke it up with a blow to the head, but when Reigns went for a javelin, Owens hit him with a stunner instead, sending the champion rolling out of the ring.
Owens completes the Men’s match at War Games, and he has a lot of experience in War Games matches, even taking part in the most recent one when he made a surprise appearance on one of the teams. He also has no love for The Bloodline of Reigns, so this team just got someone incredibly motivated to punish WWE’s reigning Undisputed Universal Champion.
The map for War Games is still coming together, but you can find the full current map below.
WWE Women’s SmackDown Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (C) vs Shotzi
AJ Styles vs Finn Balor
Women’s War Games Match: Team Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim and TBD vs Team Damage CTRL’s Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley
Men’s War Games Match: The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn) vs Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland and Butch), Drew McIntyre and Kevin Owens
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