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Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Singles Match: Roman Reigns vs. Jason Jordan

Bell sounds and the two men stand across the ring from each other, soaking in the cheers of the crowd. John Cena watches on a monitor in the back. Jordan and Reigns tie up and push each other back. They engage again and Reigns tries to spins to Jordan’s back but Jordan counters and gets Reigns’ back. They separate again and Reigns lands some strikes and then smacks Jordan’s face off the turnbuckle a couple times. Jordan fires back with a few shots of his own but Reigns connects with a hard uppercut that drops Jordan to his knees.

Reigns moves in but Jordan grabs hold of him and delivers a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. He puts Reigns in the corner and rams some shoulders into his gut. Then he smacks Reigns’ head off the turnbuckle and stomps on him a few times. Jordan whips Reigns from corner to corner. As he runs toward Reigns, Reigns explodes with a jumping clothesline that levels Jordan. Then Reigns follows up with ten clubbing blows in the corner.

Reigns stalks and goes for a Superman Punch but Jordan transitions into a crossface submission. Reigns escapes and rolls to the outside for a breather. Commercial break.

Back again and Jordan gets slowly to his feet as Reigns moves over to him. Jordan tries to land some shots but Reigns whips him into the corner, buckling Jordan who falls to the mat. Reigns delivers a suplex and pins Jordan for a 2-count. Reigns wraps Jordan up with a rear chin-lock now and wrenches on it. Jordan gets to his feet and lands some punches to Reigns’ gut. He makes space and bounces off the ropes but Reigns hits him with a Samoan Drop for a 2-count. Reigns puts on the rear chin-lock again.

Jordan digs deep and stands up again. He drives Reigns back into the corner and then pins Reigns’ leg up and hurls him overhead with a suplex. Jordan moves in and Reigns hoists him on his shoulders, Jordan slides off and lays Reigns out with a heavy clothesline. He pins but Reigns kicks out. They both stand up slowly and then start trading punches. Irish whip and Jordan knocks down Reigns a couple times and then lands a big drop kick for a near-fall. Jordan lifts Reigns and drives him back into the corner. As Reigns staggers out Jordan grabs a belly-to-belly but Reigns breaks off. They transition and Jordan ends up landing a belly-to-back suplex instead for a 2-count.

Jordan runs across the ring and thrusts his shoulder into Reigns stomach. Then he lands consecutive Northern Lights suplexes into a bridge for a near-fall. Jordan locks up a cross-face submission again and Reigns fights hard. Reigns manages to grab the bottom rope and break the hold. Back on their feet and Jordan grabs a waist-lock but Reigns elbows his way out of it. Reigns knocks Jordan out of the ring and then goes out and drop kicks him in the face. Back in the ring and Reigns plunges a Superman Punch into Jordan’s face.

Reigns follows up with a Spear and gets the pinfall.

Winner: Jason Jordan

John Cena nods his head in the back and smiles sardonically as he observes the outcome of the match. Reigns shakes Jordan’s hand in the ring after the match as commentators state that he earned the Big Dog’s respect. Cena tells an interviewer that he’s on his way out to say something to Reigns right now.

Cena gets in the ring and starts putting Reigns on blast. He tells Reigns that if he was really the guy, he’d stay sharp and rise to the occasion when it presents itself. Looking at him now, Cena feels that Reigns will be a cake-walk for him at No Mercy. Cena tells him he just doesn’t have it, Reigns isn’t doing his job. Cena turns to leave and Reigns stops him. Reigns tells Cena to come back so he can respond.

Reigns tells Cena that ticket sales are sky-high and the only reason Cena is upset is because the WWE doesn’t need him. It is Cena that needs WWE because he can’t break in to Hollywood. Cena tells Reigns to think of him as a drug-test, because at No Mercy, Reigns ain’t getting past him homes. With that, Cena drops the mic and walks out with his music playing. Reigns smirks and nods his head, mouthing the words, “I like it” at Cena’s closing insult.

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