WWE SmackDown Preview, September 2: Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman Address WWE Universe

Roman Reigns Ushers in His Reign With Paul Heyman by His Side

At Payback, Roman Reigns recaptured the Universal Championship by outsmarting Braun Strowman and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in the Triple Threat title showdown. The Monster took the pinfall and The Big Dog won the prestigious strap.

Tonight, Reigns will usher in his second Universal Title reign with Paul Heyman in tow. The Big Dog will reflect on his title victory and discuss his shocking alignment with the controversial Advocate. What words will Reigns have for the WWE Universe?

#1 Contender for Universal Championship: Big E vs. Matt Riddle vs. King Corbin vs. Sheamus

On Friday Night SmackDown, four of the hardest hitting Superstars of the blue brand will collide in the middle of the ring for a shot at Roman Reigns’ Universal Title as Big E, Sheamus, Matt Riddle, and King Corbin wage war for a golden title opportunity at Clash Of Champions.

All four combatants share some significant personal rivalry. In recent weeks, tensions have boiled over between The Original Bro and King of The Ring while The Fella’s feud with Big E knows no bounds.

However, it’s The New Day member who has been on a hot undefeated streak since his return to singles competition and with the momentum on his side, Big E appears to be the favorite to walk away with the victory. Which man will rise to the occasion tonight?

Women’s Tag Team Championship: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley

Newly crowned champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax will put the Women’s Tag Team Titles on the line against Sasha Banks and Bayley in what happens to be a rematch from Payback. The Golden Role Models have had their gold dissolve since SummerSlam, and tonight, they have the ultimate opportunity to regain the same.