– We’re live from backstage at the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida. Paul Heyman is with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in his locker room suite.
Heyman says from their hospital beds, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Mysterios are acknowledging him as The Tribal Chief, but they aren’t here tonight. Reigns stands up and in walks Jimmy Uso. He asks where Jey Uso is. Jimmy says Jey is a no-show tonight. He finally got in touch with Jey but Jey said he’s not coming back. Reigns shakes his head. Reigns isn’t happy with all he did for Jey, and now Jey doesn’t come to work. Jimmy says he’s here and he’s got Reigns, family for family. Reigns asks if this is Jimmy saying he will be his right hand man. Jimmy ends up saying he can do what his brother does. Reigns tells him to prove it. Jimmy walks off.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
– After the match, Uso stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Uso walks to the stage as we see Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman watching from the Gorilla Position. Jimmy joins them and asks Reigns what he thought of the match. Jimmy is hyped up but Reigns isn’t as thrilled. Reigns walks off to the ring for tonight’s final segment. Jimmy starts walking behind him but Heyman stops him. Heyman motions for Uso to stay behind, but tells him he did a great job in the ring. Uso looks confused and disappointed as Heyman follows Reigns.
– We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. Reigns stands tall on the stage as pyro goes off. Reigns stops at the bottom of the ramp as Hamilton introduces him and fans boo, and Heyman raises the title belt behind him.
Reigns slowly makes his way into the ring to give his State of the Universal Title Address. Reigns stands tall in the middle of the ring and raises his title in the air as more pyro goes off. Fans boo and chant “Roman sucks!” now as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Heyman has video to show us. He says this footage almost speaks as eloquently as he does. The video is of Reigns destroying SmackDown Tag Team Champions Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio over the last several weeks, including last Friday’s Hell In a Cell win over Rey. Fans chant “Roman sucks!” now. Heyman says The Head of The Table does not suck, but here’s something that sucks and a solution to a problem – Heyman names how “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, WWE Hall of Famer Edge, Cesaro and The Mysterios were all topped by Reigns. He says Bryan was man enough to come back but he got shipped right the hell back out.
Heyman says in less than a year Reigns has taken out the entire division, so now they have to do something that’s never been done before on network TV. Heyman says they have no other choice because there’s no one else left. Fans continue to boo. Heyman hands the mic to Reigns. Reigns just stands there and a “you suck!” chant starts back up. The music interrupts and out comes Edge to a big pop.
Edge takes off his jacket and looks ready for a fight. He stands on the ramp and the pyro goes off. Edge rushes the ring and Reigns is ready to fight. Edge fights his way in, sending Reigns back out the other side. Edge with a flying clothesline off the apron. Edge slams Reigns’ head into the announce table several times. Edge unloads on Reigns and brings it back in but Reigns meets him with a Superman Punch.
Reigns stumbles back to ringside and grabs a steel chair. He brings it back in but Edge cuts him off with a big Spear for a pop. Edge grabs the chair and places it under Reigns’ head. Edge exits the ring and brings another chair in. Jimmy Uso runs in and knocks Edge off the apron with a big right hand. Jimmy mounts Edge on the ground and unloads with rights. Edge fights back and sends Uso into the steel ring steps for a pop. Edge charges and puts Jimmy through the barrier with a Spear as fans pop.
Edge slowly makes his way back into the ring but Reigns has retreated to the stage with Heyman. Reigns looks a bit worried. Edge yells out and asks Reigns where he’s at. Edge says if Reigns wants him, he’s right here. Edge’s music starts back up as he stands tall in the middle of the ring. The post-Hell In a Cell edition of SmackDown goes off the air.