Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman Ends in No-Contest After Undertaker Intervenes

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2017

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Roman Reigns was unable to score his second consecutive victory over Braun Strowman on Monday's episode of Raw, as the match ended in a count-out.

The two had been trading clotheslines and signature moves like the Samoan Drop and a Superman Punch when the Undertaker's gong sounded and he appeared in the ring staring at Reigns. The ref left the ring, signaling the end of the match. The Undertaker proceeded to chokeslam Stowman before getting speared by Reigns, via WWE:

Reigns and Strowman have been at odds dating back to the Royal Rumble when the Monster Among Men interfered and cost Reigns in his Universal Championship match against Kevin Owens.

That set the stage for a match between the Big Dog and Strowman at Fastlane, which Reigns ended up winning to become the first Superstar to defeat Strowman via a clean pinfall.

The loss didn't sit well with Strowman, so he called Reigns to the ring the next night on Raw. The Undertaker interrupted, however, which led to Strowman stepping away and Reigns getting chokeslammed.

Reigns faced Jinder Mahal last week on Raw, and during their match, The Undertaker's gong went off. Reigns won the match and received a stern warning from Shawn Michaels regarding The Deadman, but Strowman showed he wasn't quite done with the former Shield powerhouse.

While Reigns was on the ramp, Strowman knocked him over and then bragged about it on Twitter afterward:

With Strowman continuing to obsess over Reigns, they were booked in another match against one another to potentially end their feud once and for all.

Although Reigns' focus has been on his match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania, Strowman has emerged as Reigns' in-ring opponent to help the build for the match.

Taking on The Undertaker at WrestleMania is an entirely different animal, but Reigns is on a big-time roll and is a major threat to hand Taker just the second loss of his illustrious career on the Grandest Stage of Them All.

 

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