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What to watch for in Strowman-Reigns cage match

WWE Roman Reigns attends the WWE 2K15 SummerSlam Confidential Panel at Club Nokia, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for 2K/AP Images)
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While the WWE again left its fans on the edge of their seats as a result of last week’s Monday Night Raw, the WWE Universe was not left empty-handed. The WWE announced that Roman Reigns would again battle it out with lingering nemesis Braun Strowman in a steel cage match.

Though Reigns and Strowman have continued a feud throughout the better part of the calendar year, this seemingly never-ending storyline has finally encountered a few interesting wrinkles. With that in mind, the WWE has left fans with something to look forward to regarding the back-and-forth between Reigns and Strowman.

The Shield

With Reigns teaming back up with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, it appears as though The Shield is back with a vengeance. Rollins and Ambrose previously joined forces and captured the Raw tag-team titles, Reigns’ insertion into his looming match against Strowman truly solidifies The Shield’s reunion.

Because The Shield will be battling the team of The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and Strowman at this year’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs PPV, Monday’s steel cage match could serve as quite the precursor to the Oct. 22 pay-per-view.

Previous happenings

And who can forget the ambulance match that nearly broken both Reigns and Strowman in half at Great Balls of Fire? While these two superstars have gone at it time and time again over the course of 2017, there have been some memorable moments that should leave the WWE Universe optimistic for Monday’s steel cage match.

In addition to that ambulance match, this feud provided WWE fans with another memorable moment back in April. On an episode of Raw, Reigns found himself on the wrong end of a Strowman ambush. Not only that but Strowman tipped over an entire ambulance by himself to build on that “Monster Among Men” nickname.

Cameos

The steel cage will serve as the primary prop come Monday, as opposed to the repeated use of the ambulance, and it should up the ante for all parties. Upon adding such a wrinkle, the WWE appears to be gearing up to create a standout moment from either superstar while simultaneously leaving the door open for an always entertaining interference from Reigns’ on-again tag-team partners Rollins and Ambrose — who will still be outnumbered by an inevitable appearance from The Miz, Cesaro and Sheamus. Reigns and Strowman will be inside the steel cage, but the WWE Universe should also be prepared for what could go down outside the ring.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, Football.com and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

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