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A Fighting Champion! Roman Reigns has given all comers a chance at his Intercontinental Championship. He is a fighting champion after all. Reigns has not shied away from anyone including Samoa Joe. Samoa Joe starts off Raw demanding to see Roman. He wants Roman to come out and so does the WWE Universe. Seth Rollins is watching backstage and Dean walks up. Rollins tells him to go get Roman. Roman walks up and looks at the monitor. He tells the boys “I Got This”. Roman heads out to the ring. Once there, he goes straight to Samoa Joe will a full on attack. Cesaro is seen coming to Samoa Joe’s defense. Then Rollins and Ambrose follow behind. It is an all out war. Samoa Joe puts the Coquina Clutch on Roman and takes him out. For coming to Reigns aid, Rollins and Ambrose get taken out as well. What will be Roman’s fate later on when he takes on Cesaro later tonight.

Roman Reigns vs Cesaro starts off with Roman letting out all of his aggression on Cesaro. Hit after hit, Reigns takes it to Cesaro. Soon Cesaro takes over with a Fujiwa Armbar. This takes a lot out of Reigns Shoulder. It doesn’t stop Reigns. Roman Reigns fights back, bringing all he has to Cesaro. Getting out of the second Fujiwa Armbar, Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch. Cesaro blocks it, and corners Roman in the corner. Just when you thought Roman was out for the count, he uses all of his strength to Spear Cesaro into defeat. Checkout WWE.com’s review on what went down below!

Samoa Joe incurred the wrath of The Shield last week, and the experience left him profoundly unimpressed. After managing to singlehandedly upend Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins’ bid for the Raw Tag Team Titles, The Samoan Submission Machine opened Team Red by unleashing a slew of insults in the direction of The Hounds of Justice — particularly in the direction of Roman Reigns, as part of Joe’s continuing efforts to goad the Intercontinental Champion into a fight.

He got what he was looking for, as Reigns answered Joe’s call, only to be waylaid by Cesaro & Sheamus, who instigated a brawl that also brought the remaining members of The Shield charging to the ring. Joe indeed got the better of Reigns in the scuffle with The Bar’s help, but Ambrose — scheduled to face Joe later in the night — was quick to pick up the slack, throwing hands with Joe until Cesaro & Sheamus intervened, dispatching Rollins and feeding The Lunatic Fringe into a Uranage that ended the fight on Joe’s terms.

Roman Reigns’ status as a fighting champion has already landed him in the path of two hungry up-and-comers. This week, it almost cost him the Intercontinental Title. Cesaro was The Big Dog’s challenger of the week, and The Swiss Cyborg threw everything at Reigns to attempt to add a second title to his waist.

Even though Reigns prevailed, 90 percent of the bout was a brutal showcase for the challenger, who absolutely decimated Reigns’ arm to take the Superman Punch out of the game by way of some wrenching holds and a thunderous Cesaro Swing into the barricade. Effectively rendered one-armed by his challenger’s game plan, Reigns had to get crafty — rollups, Drive-By, Samoan Drop — to stay in the fight, and when the fight spilled to the outside, Reigns threw caution to the wind and landed a Superman Punch off the steps.

It seemed the high-risk strike would put Reigns back in control, but all it did was send Cesaro into a blind frenzy. A few close calls aside, The Swiss Superman firmly seized control of the match by pulverizing the champion with European uppercuts and hauling a dazed Reigns into the center of the ring to set up for the Neutralizer. But a back-body drop thwarted the challenger, and an exhausted Reigns followed that up with a last-ditch Spear to narrowly — very narrowly — retain his title.

Roman Reigns’ status as a fighting champion has already landed him in the path of two hungry up-and-comers. This week, it almost cost him the Intercontinental Title. Cesaro was The Big Dog’s challenger of the week, and The Swiss Cyborg threw everything at Reigns to attempt to add a second title to his waist.

Even though Reigns prevailed, 90 percent of the bout was a brutal showcase for the challenger, who absolutely decimated Reigns’ arm to take the Superman Punch out of the game by way of some wrenching holds and a thunderous Cesaro Swing into the barricade. Effectively rendered one-armed by his challenger’s game plan, Reigns had to get crafty — rollups, Drive-By, Samoan Drop — to stay in the fight, and when the fight spilled to the outside, Reigns threw caution to the wind and landed a Superman Punch off the steps.

It seemed the high-risk strike would put Reigns back in control, but all it did was send Cesaro into a blind frenzy. A few close calls aside, The Swiss Superman firmly seized control of the match by pulverizing the champion with European uppercuts and hauling a dazed Reigns into the center of the ring to set up for the Neutralizer. But a back-body drop thwarted the challenger, and an exhausted Reigns followed that up with a last-ditch Spear to narrowly — very narrowly — retain his title.

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