The main event of the latest episode of SmackDown saw Roman Reigns defend his WWE Universal Championship against Finn Balor. The match finally took place after several postponements over the summer: in fact The Prince returned to SmackDown at the end of July and immediately challenged the Tribal Chief, but in the end it was John Cena who fought at SummerSlam in a match for the title.
up for grabs. Finn Bàlor returned to challenge Roman Reigns last week and the bout has been made official for tonight's episode of the blue show. The Head of the Table kept the belt after a hard-fought match, but the whole contest was strongly conditioned by the ambush that the Usos carried out during the entry of Finn Balor, hitting him repeatedly in the abdomen with the staircases.
steel. Roman Reigns now seems headed towards one of the biggest obstacles in his path as universal champion, Brock Lesnar, as evidenced by the role undertaken by Paul Heyman, but it seems that another opponent will stand up to the Tribal Chief.
Will Finn Balor return soon as The Demon on SmackDown?
In fact, while Roman Reigns was walking towards the backstage after the match against Finn Balor, a red light came on in the arena, accompanied by the sound of a heartbeat.
Roman Reigns was seen with a surprised expression, but the lights soon returned to normal and the episode of SmackDown went to a close. These effects are typical of the entry of The Demon, the mystical figure played by Finn Bàlor, who could make his return to WWE just to face Roman Reigns, probably at a match at the next PPV event, Extreme Rules, scheduled for 26 of September.
It's been over two years since we last saw this character; in fact, the most recent appearance of The Demon in WWE dates back to Super ShowDown 2019 in Saudi Arabia, when Finn Balor, in the guise of the demon, defeated Andrade while maintaining the intercontinental title.
Finn Balor joined WWE back in 2014 and was straight away drafted to NXT. He stayed there for two years before moving to the main roster for nearly five years and then heading back. "I'm doing this for me now. I'm performing for myself.
I don't care if I have the weight of the world on my shoulders, which I may have had in 2016. That might have been too much pressure, too much stress, or too much for me to fully comprehend. Right now, there's no pressure because I don't need it.
I want it. I'm doing this to not prove to anybody else but to prove to myself that this is where I belong."