This past Sunday, Reigns and Ambrose had secured their showpiece showdown with semi-final triumphs over United States Champion Alberto Del Rio and Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens respectively earlier in the evening.
The grapplers put their strong friendship to one side during a pulsating match in which Ambrose survived a stomach-crunching spear from Reigns and Reigns battled on after suffering a Dirty Deeds from Ambrose. But when the Lunatic Fringe became too exuberant and flew off the turnbuckle, Reigns cracked his pal with a second spear to collect the pinfall and begin his inaugural stint as world champion.
His reign would last just over five minutes.
The Juggernaut fist-bumped Ambrose as a mark of respect but refused to be as kind to Triple H, spearing WWE’s Chief Operating Officer as he raised the victorious Superstar’s hand.
Sheamus then snatched Reigns’ belt, bringing back painful memories of WrestleMania 31 for the Floridian when Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank agreement to prevent him from beating Brock Lesnar for the world title. You could literally feel the pain in the face of Roman Reigns as he looked over at the guys that ‘screwed’ him out of the title.
On the fallout edition of Raw last night, Sheamus was introduced as the new championship by The Authority. The new champion would gloat and tease the WWE Universe “Who looks stupid now?” until Roman Reigns comes out and automatically demanding his rematch.
Following the calling out from Reigns, Triple H announced on RAW that the main event of the December 13th WWE TLC pay-per-view from Boston will feature Sheamus defending the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Roman Reigns.
The two will face off in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. It should be interesting to see where creative will go with this especially since seeing Rusev & King Barrett entering the fold as some of Sheamus’ “protectors”.