After denying Roman Reigns a victory in the career-changing Money in the Bank Ladder Match, The New Face of Fear will have to answer to The Big Dog at WWE Battleground.
Though the exact motivation behind Wyatt’s actions is presently unclear, there is no doubt his opening salvo will bring into conflict two of WWE’s most dangerous Superstars.
The WWE World Heavyweight Title barely eluded Reigns’ grasp earlier this year, and with the all-important the Money in the Bank World Title Contract now out of the picture, Reigns will assuredly take out his frustration on the Superstar responsible for the crucial loss.
Despite their many dissimilarities, Reigns’ and Wyatt’s meteoric rises share significant commonalities. Both Superstars cut their teeth in NXT before taking WWE by storm as members of two of this era’s most powerful factions, The Shield and The Wyatt Family. While Wyatt was unambiguously the leader of his stable, Reigns carved out a niche as The Hounds of Justice’s Big Dog. The WWE Universe still vividly remembers the wild six-man showdowns that ensued between the trios. More recently, Reigns managed to eke out a win against Wyatt on Raw when Reigns’ spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match was on the line.
What will happen when Reigns and Wyatt square off one-on-one? Can Reigns’ full-force offense negate the psychological warfare of The Eater of Worlds? Or will Wyatt’s mind games and all-consuming appetite for punishing others prove too much even for Reigns?
Watch WWE Battleground to see which Superstar will assert his will, live on WWE Network on July 19.
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