Everyone is back. WWE has posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full match between Roman Reigns and Edge for the Universal Championship from Money in the Bank 2021. This was the first pay-per-view with fans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and featured John Cena’s return.
You can see the video in its entirety below:
In a fair world, the headline would read: Edge pins Universal Champion Roman Reigns. After all, the WWE Hall of Famer, in search of a fairytale ending to his comeback story, had The Tribal Chief’s shoulders pinned to the mat for three seconds and then some after connecting with a Spear late in the bout. The only problem? There was no referee to administer a count.
To get to that point, Edge indeed manifested the anger he knew he’d need to unseat The Head of the Table. He endured Reigns’ punishing offense — from the Drive-By to the Guillotine — before mounting an incredible rally that was buoyed by a Spear through the ringside barricade. Reigns uncorked a Superman Punch minutes later, and the impact sent Edge hurtling into referee Charles Robinson, taking the official out of commission.
Edge continued fighting, using the leg of a steel chair to lock in a crossface. With no ref in sight, The Usos approached the ring to help their cousin, but they were repelled by the intervening Mysterios. That’s when Rollins, who declared he wanted “next” despite losing the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, ran in through the audience and leveled Edge with a kick to the back of his head.
Edge recovered, hit the second Spear and covered Reigns, while the WWE Universe took it upon themselves to count the three-count. A replacement official raced into the ring, but by then it was too late, and Reigns kicked out at two.
Rollins then struck again, returning to distract Edge long enough for Reigns to hit the match-clinching Spear. After the bell, Rollins and Edge brawled through the WWE Universe, while Reigns took the microphone and said the whole world can now acknowledge him.
This was one of the coolest nights in professional wrestling that I witnessed in a long time. I think that we can all agree that seeing the fans back after 14 months away brought a renewed energy to the shows that we had been missing. Combine that with the return of John Cena, and you have a recipe for one of the greatest nights in the history of the sport!
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