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The Shield has returned! Much to the elation of the WWE Universe, Roman Reigns has reunited with Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins to wage war against the overwhelming quartet of Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro & Sheamus in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match at WWE TLC.

Though Reigns’ insisted he was on a different path from his former Shield brethren, the rumors began to run wild as to whether the fans were destined to see The Hounds of Justice together again, especially after Ambrose and Rollins put their turbulent history aside and captured the Raw Tag Team Titles from Sheamus and Cesaro.

While The Lunatic Fringe and The Kingslayer were busy duking it out with The Swiss Cyborg and The Celtic Warrior over the illustrious tag titles, The Miz was poking a stick at The Big Dog in his unrelenting search for respect. Eventually, “The Bar” aligned with The A-Lister to execute a brutal 3-on-1 beatdown on Reigns. The trio even tempted fate when they culminated their attack with a Shield-signature Triple Powerbomb and mocked the brothers-in-arms by putting their fists together a la The Hounds of Justice.

However, the ridicule turned serious in a hurry when the reunited Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins interrupted “Miz TV” one week later and unleashed a major counter-offensive of their own.

In the wake of the chaos, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle made the Six-Man Tag Team Match, and we are off to the races. However, when Miz pointed out Ambrose’s earlier boast that The Shield could take on four or five guys, Angle agreed to let The A-Lister try to secure a fourth member for his team. Instead of a man, though, the fourth combatant turned out to be a Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman.

A longstanding adversary to Reigns, Strowman also recently defeated Ambrose and Rollins, respectively. The massive Superstar literally tips the scales in favor of Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus in a big bad way. Together, the nearly insurmountable combination may prove cataphoric to the reunification of The Shield.

Don’t miss a moment of the action at WWE TLC, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

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At WWE No Mercy, John Cena will battle Roman Reigns for the first time in what is sure to be a knock-down, drag-out, WrestleMania-worthy main event.

As the hottest free-agent in WWE, Cena made a surprise leap from SmackDown LIVE over to the Aug. 21 edition of Money Night Raw for one reason: to stand toe-to-toe with Reigns. This was a challenge The Big Dog welcomed, as Reigns was eager to show the 16-time World Champion just how much the yard had changed since The Leader of the Cenation last competed on Team Red.

The following week, the match that may prove to be one of the greatest of 2017 was announced for the Sept. 24 pay-per-view in a WWE.com Exclusive video. Cena and Reigns will make the match official tonight on Raw.

It’s a showdown that has been a long time coming, and there is no denying Cena and Reigns are two of the top competitors in the squared circle today. Not only are they extremely hard-hitting and armed with a powerful arsenal, but neither is likely to yield to even the toughest of adversaries under any circumstances. Thus, the stage is set for a truly explosive collision between two irresistible forces.

Furthermore, Cena and Reigns are arguably the two most polarizing Superstars in the history of WWE, a fact that leaves many fans intrigued to see how the WWE Universe is going to react and what kind of an atmosphere they will set for the titanic clash.

Brace yourself for the iconic bout between John Cena and Roman Reigns at WWE No Mercy, Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on WWE Network.

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SummerSlam will serve as a day of reckoning when Brock Lesnar puts his Universal Championship on the line against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman in a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine once-and-for-all who has the right to possess Raw’s most prestigious title.

The completely unpredictable contest was added to The Biggest Event of the Summer by Raw General Manager Kurt Angle, who saw the multi-man match as the only solution to a very complicated Universal Title picture.

Prior to the Universal Title Match between Lesnar and Samoa Joe at WWE Great Balls of Fire, Reigns announced his intentions to challenge the winner at SummerSlam. It seemed like a reasonable demand after The Big Dog overcame The Undertaker at WrestleMania to claim WWE as “his yard.”

However, Reigns went on to lose a brutal Ambulance Match to his longstanding adversary Braun Strowman at WWE Great Balls of Fire before unleashing a ruthless post-match assault, backing the ambulance containing Strowman into a parked truck at break-neck speed in an assault that The Monster Among Men barely – and miraculously — walked away from. The harrowing incident seemingly took Strowman out of the equation, but Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman still wondered how The Big Dog’s challenge should stand after losing his match.

That question was further compounded by the fact that Samoa Joe took The Conqueror to the absolute limit in their July 9 pay-per-view showdown, leaving little doubt that he had a legitimate claim to a rematch against The Beast at WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the summer.

It was in this turbulent atmosphere that Reigns battled Joe on Raw to determine who would challenge the Universal Champion. Before a winner could be decided, however, Strowman suddenly returned to Raw and laid waste to both grapplers!

After the three competitors stepped into the squared circle the following week to make their case to stand toe-to-toe with The Beast, Angle decided that all three Superstars would get their opportunity.

Will one of them accomplish the monumental challenge of taking the title away from “the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion?” Find out when SummerSlam returns to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Sunday, Aug. 20, at 8 ET/5 PT, steaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.

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Who will be the first Superstar to challenge The Beast? This is a question that will be answered in historically chaotic fashion.

At WWE Extreme Rules, for the first time ever, in a battle that could change the course of the New Era, an Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match between Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe to determine who will compete with Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced the historic showdown on the May 15 edition of Monday Night Raw, and speculation is already running rampant as to who will emerge victorious and get the chance to tangle with The Beast for Raw’s top prize.

Though Reigns’ unbreakable determination helped him overcome The Undertaker at WrestleMania and put Braun Strowman on the shelf for six months, it remains to be seen whether The Big Dog will be able to simultaneously conquer four of the best Superstars in the business under such extreme circumstances.

In addition to the absolute bedlam that such a showdown promises, Rollins and Samoa Joe will both need to get past the enormous animosity that they have for one another in order to concentrate on the entire field of battle in this epic free-for-all.

Lest we forget that the first Universal Champion, Bálor, was never beaten for his title, but was instead forced to surrender it due to injury and is now hungry for an opportunity to challenge The Beast Incarnate.

And one must never count out Wyatt, arguably one of the most cunning competitors in the contest, who continues to show time and time again why he is The New Face of Fear by thriving in the very mayhem that the Fatal 5-Way Match will unleash.

Who will triumph in the Fatal 5-Way Match and become the first Superstar to attempt to conquer The Conqueror? Find out tonight at 8 ET/5 PT, steaming live on WWE Network.

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Braun Strowman’s demands for tougher competition have been answered.

The Monster Among Men will square off against three-time WWE Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane 2017, Raw General Manager Mick Foley announced. Given the two Superstars’ costly interactions of late, you can bet Reigns and Strowman will bring plenty of bad intentions and fire power to their showdown.

First, Strowman interfered during Reigns’ challenge of WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens at Royal Rumble. Eyeing an opportunity to move into title contention, the juggernaut smashed Reigns through a table with a running powerslam, rendering him easy pickings for Owens. The very next night on Raw, as Strowman took his turn challenging the WWE Universal Champion, Reigns retaliated, knocking Strowman to the floor and tackling him with a brutal Spear.

It’s not often that the 6-foot-3, 265-pound Big Dog finds himself at a severe size disadvantage, but such is the case for any competitor who takes on the barrel-chested Strowman. At 6-foot-8 and nearly 300 pounds, The Monster Among Men more than lives up to his moniker, demolishing most opponents with the ease of someone stepping on a bug.

Yet, Reigns is far from an ordinary opponent; his Superman Punch collapses giants (just not Strowman, yet), and he has proven in the past his ability to weather the storm en route to charting big victories.

At WWE Fastlane, will Strowman pulverize Reigns, as he’s done so many Superstars before him, or will The Big Dig serve as a long-overdue gut check? Watch this heavyweight collision when Raw hosts its next brand-exclusive pay-per-view, WWE Fastlane, live on the award-winning WWE Network Sunday, March 5, at 8 ET/5 PT.

 

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If this truly is “The Kevin Owens Show,” then the first threat of cancellation has come, because Kevin Owens will defend his WWE Universal Title against U.S. Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Roadblock: End of the Line, live Sunday, Dec. 18, on WWE Network.

Mere hours after retaining his U.S. Title at Hell in a Cell, Reigns inferred that his broad shoulders still had room for another title, and that his eye was set on Owens’ prize in particular. Tensions ran high between the two from then on, with Owens and Chris Jericho going so far as to jointly blame Reigns for Team Raw’s loss to SmackDown LIVE at Survivor Series. The Big Dog responded by questioning Owens’ abilities as a fighting champion, specifically his reliance on Jericho in his title defenses. A riled-up KO accepted Reigns’ offer of a No. 1 Contender’s Match the same night and, with Jericho indisposed, fell to Reigns in one-on-one action to make the title match official for Roadblock: End of the Line.

Will The Prizefighter retain his prize? Or is the Roman Empire’s war chest about to grow by one? Find out at WWE Roadblock: End of the Line, live Sunday, Dec. 18, at 8 ET/5 PT, live on WWE Network.

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Raw vs. SmackDown LIVE. Only one show can survive.

The friendly competition between Team Red and Team Blue turns physical on Sunday, Nov. 20, when a five-Superstar squadron of Raw’s male Superstars take on a corps of SmackDown LIVE’s competitors in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match.

After accepting SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan’s challenge to pit the shows’ rosters against each other in traditional Survivor Series format, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and General Manager Mick Foley responded by naming WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, United States Champion Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho to their team. Braun Strowman then won a Battle Royal on Raw to become the fourth member of Team Raw. Seth Rollins was later added as the squad’s final member, thanks to “assurances” made to The Architect by Stephanie McMahon.

SmackDown LIVE named WWE World Champion AJ Styles and his perennial challenger Dean Ambrose, as well as Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton, whom The Eater of Worlds appears to have assimilated into his Family. Baron Corbin had initially been slotted as the fifth man, but after suffering an injury against a returning Kalisto, The Lone Wolf was replaced by none other than Team Blue Commissioner Shane McMahon, making his in-ring return for the first time since WrestleMania 32. Shane-O-Mac also named cult hero James Ellsworth as SmackDown LIVE’s official “mascot” heading into Survivor Series.

Which show will prevail come bell time? Find out when WWE Survivor Series airs live, Sunday, Nov. 20, at 7 ET/4 PT only on WWE Network.

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Hell in a Cell, that is — for a U.S. Championship battle with Rusev at WWE Hell in a Cell, Sunday, Oct. 30, live on WWE Network.

The match marks Big Dog’s return to the legendary structure that has both settled rivalries (including his own) and potentially shortened careers (including Shane McMahon’s), and will be Rusev’s first turn inside the towering steel enclosure that has loomed large for the last two decades. And it came about in a surprisingly literal way: After his U.S. Title win against The Super Athlete at Clash of Champions was followed by an indecisive rematch, Lana petitioned Reigns for another title rematch on behalf of The Bulgarian Brute. When Reigns responded with jokes and derision, The Ravishing Russian snapped back, “Go to hell!” — a sentiment Rusev himself echoed in a more physical manner when he laid out The Big Dog moments later.

Once he regained his senses, Reigns agreed to the bout provided it was inside Hell in a Cell, thus sentencing himself and The Super Athlete to a title match inside the massive steel structure where rivalries are settled forever. Which of these high-powered athletes will walk out of Hell in a Cell with their souls intact and championship gold around their waist? Tune in to WWE Hell in a Cell, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 ET/5 PT, live on the award-winning WWE Network.

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After several months of false starts, controversies and straight-up raucous brawls, Roman Reigns will get his chance to tear Rusev’s stranglehold on the United States Championship at Raw’s first exclusive pay-per-view, WWE Clash of Champions.

Some began to wonder if Reigns and Rusev would ever actually arrive at this championship encounter after the tumultuous ride they have been on since the middle of the summer. Wedding celebrations have been ruined, hard-hitting non-title affairs have taken place and blindside attacks have been waged, most notably at SummerSlam when The Big Dog pulverized The Super Athlete before the bell could ring for their scheduled championship match.

However, Rusev returned the favor several weeks later on Raw when he viciously ambushed Reigns, leaving him lying and making a firm statement in the process. All of this led to Raw General Manager Mick Foley finally pitting the two against one another at WWE Clash of Champions and personally promising that no one would stop the two from reaching a decision on Sunday.

Can Rusev crush Reigns’ chances of bringing home America’s most prestigious championship, or will The Big Dog get the ultimate retribution on The Bulgarian Brute while simultaneously adding another accolade to his ever-growing resume?

Find out at WWE Clash of Champions, the first Raw-exclusive pay-per-view of The New Era. Watch live on the award-winning WWE Network this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT.

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The battle lines have been drawn, and Roman Reigns will be the latest Superstar to step to U.S. Champion Rusev in a fight for the star-spangled championship at SummerSlam, live Sunday, Aug. 21, only on the award-winning WWE Network.

Since regaining the United States Championship, Rusev has resumed his one-man reign of terror as though it never stopped. The Super Athlete has demolished all comers in both championship matches and otherwise, and left a trail of destruction in his wake that has claimed Superstars both big (Mark Henry) and small (Kalisto). Such a run has left the WWE Universe questioning whether anyone can thwart The Bulgarian Brute’s dominance and bring the U.S. Championship back to its homeland.

Reigns, on the other hand, is in win-now mode after a series of unfortunate twists knocked him off his post-WrestleMania perch and landed the WWE World Championship on Dean Ambrose’s SmackDown Live and not Reigns’ own Raw roster. Targeting the self-dubbed “unbeatable” Super Athlete isn’t just a way to get the ex-champion back to his winning ways; it’s a chance to once again establish himself among the Team Red elite. Winning one for America probably doesn’t hurt, either, and Reigns already obtained a mental edge over the champion by humiliating Rusev and his new bride, Lana, during their wedding toast on Raw.

Will Rusev’s U.S. Title honeymoon continue on to the fall? Or will the Samoan Superman play the role of Captain America and strip The Super Athlete of his championship gold? Find out Sunday, Aug. 21, when SummerSlam kicks off live at 7 ET/4 PT, only on the award-winning WWE Network.

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