Riddle beat Sami Zayn to earn a shot at the Reigns’ Undisputed Championship
Roman Reigns Vs Riddle,
Roman Reigns vs. Riddle, a rare world title match on the weekly television set for WWE SmackDown next week. Riddle defeated Sami Zayn in a back-and-forth match on Friday night to earn his shot at the Tribal Chief’s throne.
A seemingly legitimate injury to tag team partner Orton
Riddle continues to scale new heights with the WWE universe. Riddle inflicted a seemingly legitimate injury to his tag team partner Orton and used it as fuel to become a legitimate main event player. Riddle and Zayn both had something at stake on Friday night and fought tooth and nail for their individual prizes.
Intercontinental Champion Ricochet’s Har
Elsewhere on SmackDown, a new champion crowned, as Gunther defeated Intercontinental Champion Ricochet. The now-former champion fought valiantly against his bigger foe but was unable to wield power and ruthlessness.
Riddle beats Sami Zayn, targets Roman Reigns
WWE announced a match between Riddle and Sami Zayn for the main event. If Riddle wins, he will face Roman Reigns for the undisputed World Championship at a later date. If Zayn wins, Riddle will be banned from SmackDown. In a pre-match interview, Riddle felt extremely confident about his chances and his chances of being a world champion.
Zayn campaigned for weeks to partner with The Bloodline
Recently announced Zain as an honorary member of the tribe. Last week, he helped The Usos retain the undisputed tag team title by defeating Riddle and Shinsuke Nakamura. Paul Heyman, who serves as special advisor to Reigns, spoke to Zayn just before the match. Heyman promises that he will advocate for Zayn to become a permanent member of The Bloodline if he defeats Riddle. Heyman warned that failure to defeat Riddle would have dire consequences.
Zayn’s helluva kick stopped
Riddle vs Sami Zayn via pinfall after countering a helluva kick in an RKO. The story of this match was Zayn’s desperation and Riddle’s perseverance. Zayn clearly shaken by the risk and reward presented by Heyman. Zayn repeatedly searched for victory in the countdown as Heyman looked from the commentary table. He nearly pinned Riddle by countering an RKO—the signature move from Riddle’s injured partner Randy Orton—in the Blue Thunder Bomb. Riddle rallied, intercepting Zayn’s helluva kick with an RKO at the end of the match for a pinfall. In next week’s episode of SmackDown, Riddle will face Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed World Championship.
Retaliated by grabbing a kendo stick and defeating The Usos to retreat.
Paheli can do no wrong these days and Zayn continues to excel in his role as a secondary villain in the larger Bloodline story. Riddle’s fire intensified in a strong back-and-forth match. Next week’s one-on-one World Title match against Reigns is going to be mouth-watering. This is a rare televised match for the Reigns and a rare World Title match on weekly WWE programming. Riddle has carried SmackDown on his shoulders for weeks and the most credible threat to the Reigns title is not named Cody Rhodes. A great match between Riddle and Zayn fueled by the glimmer of hope that Riddle might actually take out Reigns next week. Shame on last week’s magic tag team title match but another great step forward in the story. grade A-