Roman Reigns Wins Historic WWE SmackDown Hell In A Cell Main Event

Add the legendary Rey Mysterio to Roman Reigns' WWE babyface hit list.

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Roman Reigns successfully defended his Universal Title during a historic Hell In A Cell headliner on Friday's episode of WWE SmackDown.

Despite being presented as the clear underdog, Rey Mysterio was given a ton of offensive flurries and hope spots throughout the cage-based bout. At one point, Rey even wrapped a steel chair around Roman's throat and tossed him into the Cell itself.

They did some great work with Mysterio's vengeful father approach.

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WWE gave the match a lot of hype going in, but questions will be asked about whether or not the mini-feud between these guys deserved to be inside HIAC at all. The quality of work on show was high though, so there's also a chance that WWE could've stuck this on Sunday's pay-per-view without major complaints.

Both Roman and Rey have a lot of credit in the bank with fans.

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Reigns' Universal Title run has been going for 291 days. He bagged the belt from Bray Wyatt's 'Fiend' (by pinning Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat) at Payback on 30 August 2020. It's unclear who will emerge as Roman's next challenger going forwards.

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