John Cena Steals Finn Balor’s Title Shot, Will Challenge Roman Reigns At WWE SummerSlam

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John Cena Steals Finn Balor’s Title Shot, Will Challenge Roman Reigns At WWE SummerSlam

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Despite not accepting his challenge last week, Roman Reigns has found himself going toe-to-toe against John Cena at WWE SummerSlam regardless, after a shocking contract signing ended with Cena getting his match.

During the planned contract signing between Finn Balor and Roman Reigns tonight on Friday Night SmackDown, Reigns began things by saying that while someone like John Cena might think Balor is beneath him, Reigns think that Balor is worthy to challenge him for the WWE Universal Championship. However, Reigns said that he will be delivering him a beatdown at SummerSlam regardless, and sending Balor back to NXT, before signing the contract.

Is this even legal?!? #SmackDown

— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) July 31, 2021

Balor grabbed the contract and said that while Reigns must think pretty highly of himself, it’ll be Balor’s privilege to return to NXT, but with the Universal Championship. Before he could sign the contract, though, Baron Corbin came out of nowhere and ambushed Balor, slamming his head into the table before tossing him out of the ring and over the timekeeper’s barricade. Corbin then slid back into the ring and grabbed the contract, intent on signing it himself, when none other than John Cena came running down into the ring.

IT'S OFFICIAL.@JohnCena will challenge @WWERomanReigns w/ @HeymanHustle for the Universal Championship at @SummerSlam!

— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) July 31, 2021

Cena quickly stopped Corbin from signing before throwing him into the posts, and then grabbed the contract off the ground. After looking at a seething Roman for a moment, Cena pulled a sharpie out of his pocket and then signed his name on the contract, locking in the match. Backstage, a clearly angry Paul Heyman tried to convince Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville to declare the contract invalid and illegal, but Pearce wouldn’t, saying that since both signatures were on the paper, it was good enough for him.

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