WWE saved one of its 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 team member left to reveal. Butch would get the win over Zayn to advance to the next round of the World Cup tournament, and that’s when Reigns came to the ring for revenge, but was then shocked when none other than Kevin Owens from Raw came out. ring, and he will be the last member of the War Games match.
The Bloodline weren’t happy with Zayn’s loss and everyone fought on the outside. Reigns then came to the ring to stop it all, and he did just that as he walked to the ring, but as he prepared for a spear slap from Owens’ music, a music frothy enough for Reigns from their previous feud.
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Owens came to the ring to work on Reigns, but then Zayn came to the ring and the two former best friends were reunited and didn’t know what to do. Reigns broke it with a punch to the head, but when Reigns went for a spear, Owens hit him with a Stunner instead, leaving the champion rolling out of the ring.
Owens completes the men’s match at the War Games, and he has a lot of experience in War Games matches, and even took 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 or Reigns, so this team just found someone incredibly motivated to punish the reigning undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
The map for War Games is still being put together, but you can find the full current map below.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (C) vs. Shotzi
AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
Women’s Wargames Match: Team Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim, and TBD vs. Team Damage CTRL Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, Nikki Cross, and Rhea Ripley
Men’s Wargames 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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