Just two days before the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, WWE held the go-home edition of SmackDown from the ThunderDome inside Orlando's Amway Center. Little changed for card aside from the addition of The Miz vs. Otis, but Roman Reigns amped up the stakes for his rematch with Jey Uso.
Reigns and Uso closed the show with a violent confrontation, with Jey relying on a bit of trickery from his twin brother. While Uso got the better of the physical showdown, Reigns dealt the biggest blow of the night through a single threat. The two will settle things in the first ever I Quit match held inside Hell in a Cell, and it now matters more than ever to Uso that he walk away with Reigns' universal championship.
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Reigns lays out consequences for Uso
Reigns came to the ring to close the show, ready to reveal the potential consequences for Uso should he lose at Hell in a Cell. Uso appeared on the Tron before Reigns could begin speaking. Uso was seated at the head of a table, playing up Reigns' claim that he will never give up his spot at the head of their family table. Uso then pulled down the scarf he had over his mouth, revealing himself not as Jey but as twin brother Jimmy, who told Reigns that Jey was standing behind him. Jey attacked Reigns, eventually hitting him with an Uso Splash and walking off to celebrate with his brother.
Reigns grabbed a microphone and finally laid out the consequences for losing their I Quit match inside the Cell. If Reigns loses, he is no longer the head of the table, no longer the man in WWE and that, he said, is something he would have to live with. But, he wondered -- would Uso be able to live with the consequences of his own loss? Should Reigns win, Jimmy, Jey, their wives, their children and their grandchildren would all be out of the family and no longer a part of the wrestling dynasty unless they fall in line and acknowledge his place as Tribal Chief.
There was an odd sort of disconnect on the show between Reigns saying that the consequences would come if the Usos failed to fall in line, but commentary treated it as though the consequences would simply result from a loss by Jey. Still, this was another good segment between Reigns and Uso, and Sunday represents the right time to end things between the two before the story runs out of steam. I'm excited for a match that has no doubt over who will win, and that means WWE has done a good job with the overall story, which is all one can ask. Grade: B