In the final segment of Smackdown, Vince McMahon came out to introduce the “biggest acquisition in SmackDown history” and brought out Elias. Elias played a song and insulted the Montreal crowd. Elias was then interrupted by Roman Reigns, who hit both him and McMahon with a superman punches and then a spear to Elias.
Reigns closed out the show by declaring that SmackDown Live is now his yard.
Reigns has been on Monday Night Raw since the brand split was initiated in the summer of 2016, as well as the company’s No.1 star during that time. Before facing Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 35, Reigns had main-evented WWE’s biggest event in four straight years.