John Cena drove The Head of the Table through a table with the Attitude Adjustment.
He also dropped Roman Reigns on his back with the same maneuver off the second rope.
But whatever the 16-time World Champion did, this version of Reigns refused to be defeated Saturday night. Reigns took the best that Cena had to offer before lifting him off his feet and slamming him to the canvas with a punishing spear to get the pinfall and retain his Universal Championship in the main event of WWE SummerSlam 2021.
While Reigns was savoring his win at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, his celebration was cut short when none other than Brock Lesnar interrupted. Paul Heyman looked like he saw a ghost, considering he was the advocate for Lesnar and is the current special counsel for Reigns.
Lesnar marched down the ramp and confronted Reigns before The Head of the Table made an escape through the ring ropes, not allowing the situation to get physical.
The moment followed a strong showing from Reigns, who absorbed three Attitude Adjustments from Cena before making sure to retain the title with plenty of grit. The roughest of the three came when Reigns stalked Cena on the outside of the ring, built up some steam, and sprinted toward the legend looking for a spear only for Cena to scoop him up in the AA and crash him through the broadcast table. That allowed Cena to get a near pinfall.
Moments later, Cena got another near pinfall by dropping Reigns off the second rope with another AA. But, again, Reigns kicked out, refusing to lose to Cena. After a brief exchange of punches, Reigns used a modified Superman punch to take Cena off his feet and measure him up for a spear. The champ landed the move, got the pinfall, and added Cena to his list of recent victims, including Edge, Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, and Cesaro.
Prior to SummerSlam, Reigns had vowed that he'd leave WWE if he lost to Cena. However, it turned out that The Head of the Table refused to share any spotlight in his yard with Cena.
Here's how the entire SummerSlam 2021 went.