Roman Reigns Defeats Finn Balor Under Controversial Circumstances at WWE Extreme Rules 2021

Published 09/26/2021, 11:26 PM EDT

Roman Reigns put the Universal Championship on the line against Finn Balor’s alter ego, The Demon, at Extreme Rules 2021. It was a match between two characters who had never lost a match before.


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Initially, it was supposed to be The Prince who faced Reigns, but during the build up, The Demon summoned itself. And the match changed!

The only way to win this match was via pinfall or submission, inside the ring.


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Coming to the match, Roman Reigns came out to the arena first. While the crowd erupted in boos and cheers, The Tribal Chief held up the title on his 391st day as Champion, the 2nd longest title run in WWE history.

Next, it was The Demon. Out came The Challenger, the first ever Universal Champion Finn Balor, the undefeated The Demon.. the WWE Universe knew no matter what happens, it’ll be an exceptional match!

The match started with a stare down and then picked up pace. First, it was Reigns who dominated the ring, but a point arrived when The Demon was on Reigns’ shoulders, and tried to rip The Tribal Chief’s jaw open.

However, the tables turned after The Tribal Chief finally executed a Samoan Drop on The Demon. To keep his dominance, Reigns left the ring to get a kendo stick. But, The Demon had other plans. He brought three sticks tied together and took down The Tribal Chief.

Next, The Demon wanted to use a table, but Roman Reigns interfered in that setup, and refused the use of any tables. Nevertheless, The Tribal Chief was open to using steel chairs, and he did. He mauled The Demon with the same, but that didn’t last long!

The Tribal Chief tried to pin The Demon twice, but failed.

At one point, Roman Reigns sent The Demon over the barricades, among the WWE audience. However, before going through them to tackle The Demon, Reigns wore a mask.


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Roman Reigns vs The Demon had a confusing ending

Finally came a moment when The Demon overpowered Reigns, and was almost about to pin him when The Usos arrived and pulled him ringside, and attacked him with kicks. They set up a table, but before they could slam Demon through it, The Demon got the best of them.

By this time, The Tribal Chief had recovered and took down The Demon with a brutal spear. All four of them were ringside, and everyone was unsure what would happen next.

What happened next shocked the entire WWE Universe! First, the Demon’s heartbeat was heard, the arena turned red, and he was resurrected. He dominated Reigns and took him to the ring. The Demon climbed the top rope and was about to end The Tribal Chief when THE TOP ROPE SNAPPED!


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No one knew how, but it did. While he was trying to figure out how, Roman Reigns executed a spear, and pinned The Demon.

The Tribal Chief’s reign as The Universal Champion continues!



Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.