Roman Reigns endured something of a rollercoaster of a night at Survivor Series. In the ring, The Bloodline were victorious over Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Butch and Ridge Holland as Sami Zayn fully earned his keep with the faction.
However, it was reported in the days after the show that Roman Reigns launched into an “expletive-filled rant” backstage after a spot with Kevin Owens didn’t go to plan. At the time the star believed that he might have suffered a ruptured eardrum, although fortunately this wasn’t the case. In a further update it was noted that while Reigns was upset, the issues were resolved within 20 minutes.
Bobby Fish Addresses Roman Reigns And The Bloodline
Following the show, former NXT star Bobby Fish seemed to take issue with The Bloodline and their choice of attire during the match. Fish shared a photo of himself on social media with Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong entering WarGames dressed in red and black, alongside The Bloodline in the same colours. Alongside the photos Fish wrote “Imitation.. the sincerest form of flattery!”
As WarGames began, the violence was immediate, although it quickly became clear all was not completely well in The Bloodline. At one stage, Roman Reigns sent Sami Zayn into the match instead of Jimmy Uso, in order to get Zayn and Jey to work together. This had the desired affect briefly, although they later came to blows over using a table.
With all ten men entered into the match the two teams stood across from each other in separate rings, before the Brawling Brutes led by Sheamus initiated a brawl. As the match continued, Butch ducked a Superkick from Jey and he connected with Sami, while The Usos hit a top-rope 1D on the British star. This was quickly followed by Reigns Spearing Ridge Holland through a table.
As the match headed towards it’s final stanza, Reigns and Owens squared off, and it was the latter who gained the upper hand. Owens landed a Pop-Up Powerbomb and then a Stunner, but as he pinned Reigns, Zayn stopped the referee from counting.
This sparked more pleading from Owens who tried to get Zayn to turn away from The Bloodline. Although Zayn looked conflicted, he hit KO with a low-blow and then a Helluva Kick for good measure. With Owens laid out, Zayn handed over the win to Jey Uso who did the honours after a Frog Splash.
After the match Sami Zayn was embraced by Reigns and then Jey Uso, solidifying his place in The Bloodline.