Roman Reigns, as well as Elias, are officially on SmackDown Live.
Vince McMahon closed SmackDown tonight by presenting one of the biggest acquisitions in the show’s history, which was pushed throughout the night. He introduced Elias, who talked about how his performances were interrupted at WrestleMania and Raw in the last couple of weeks.
He was set to perform again when Roman Reigns’ music hit. He came to the ring and speared Elias, laying him out. McMahon confronted Reigns, but ended up taking a Superman punch as a result, with Elias grabbing McMahon before he fell to the floor. Reigns then posed to close out the show.
Reigns has been a part of the Raw roster since the return of the brand split in 2016. Elias has also been with the Raw brand since he was called up from NXT in 2017.
Others who joined the SmackDown roster tonight include Finn Balor, Ember Moon, Bayley, Kairi Sane, Lars Sullivan and Buddy Murphy.