BROOKLYN, N.Y. – What started as a pre-match attack by United States Champion Rusev quickly transformed into an out-on-control onslaught by Roman Reigns that brought SummerSlam’s U.S. Title showdown to a crashing halt before it even got started.
Following the infamous “cake incident” on Raw, which saw Rusev’s new bride Lana embarrassed and covered in baked goods, an irate Rusev came to The Biggest Event of the Summer hungry for retribution. Unable to keep his cool, The Bulgarian Brute unloaded on his adversary before the bell even rang.
Unfortunately for Rusev, the chaos ultimately blew back on him in excruciating fashion as Reigns absolutely snapped, ignoring a slew of officials as he unleased a hellacious counter-assault that left the titleholder completely dismantled.
When Reigns finally relented and headed to the back, WWE medical personal determined that the United States Champion was unable to compete.
Then, as the battered titleholder began to make his
way up the ramp with some assistance, Reigns reemerged. Apparently unsatisfied with the punishment he had unleashed on Rusev, the unglued Superstar leveled Rusev with a wicked Spear and, in the process, made it clear that whenever the two competitors do finally meet for the title, it will not be a civilized encounter.