John Cena Returns to Confront Roman Reigns After His Win Over Edge at WWE Money in the Bank 2021

Published 07/18/2021, 11:40 PM EDT


WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns faced WWE Hall of Famer Edge in the main event of WWE Money in the Bank 2021. Reigns continued his 322-day reigns and was greeted by a surprise visitor at the end.

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Reigns made his way to the ring after Edge. Despite a slow start, things took a fast turn when Reigns hit Edge with a Samoan Drop and slammed Edge into the ring post. Edge came back into the ring on the verge of a count-out, only to be dominated once again.

The Universal Champion held back Edge with a chin lock, but the ‘Rated R superstar’ tried to break it up with punches. But Reigns came through with a solid right-hand slap and a kick from the ringside.

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Edge and Reigns both went down with kicks and punches. Edge finally applied the Cross-face chokehold, but Reigns grabbed the rope to break the hold.

As The Tribal Chief recovered, Edge attempted a spear. However, Reigns countered it with the Guillotine hold. Before completely fading out, Edge took down Reigns to the ringside.

Outside the ring, Reigns went in for a spear but was slammed onto the barricade. Edge came back and stopped the referee’s count “to do it right”. He went outside and speared Reigns on the barricade before carrying him back into the ring.

However, that was not enough as Reigns broke the pin. Reigns came through with a slap and a superman punch, taking down both his opponent and the referee.

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Reigns went back at ringside and took out a steel rod from the chair. As the referee was out, Reigns applied his own version of the Crossface with the rod. But Edge countered with the steel rod and the Crossface.

There were no referees, and The Usos came to help their cousin. But this time, The Mysterios trailed after them and drove them out of the ringside. However, in a shocking turn of events, Seth Rollins appeared and broke the chokehold with a kick to Edge’s head.

With enough time to recover, Roman attempted to hit a Superman Punch but got hit by the spear. But when the new referee ran to count, Reigns kicked in just in the nick of time. As Edge got ready for another spear, Seth Rollins came back again. Edge kicked him out.

However, Roman Reigns hit the spear on a distracted Edge and won the match. Following the match, Rollins came back, and a brawl ensued between him and Edge throughout the arena.

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As Reigns wanted everyone to acknowledge him, John Cena made his return to WWE! The crowd went wild as Cena made his way into the ring and stared at Reigns. The PPV went off air with Cena greeting the crowd on the ringpost.

We can’t wait to see what’s next in store for the Universal title. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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