Finn Balor brings back ‘Demon King’ character on WWE SmackDown

The 'Demon King' will be challenging Roman Reigns for the Universal Title at SummerSlam

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The conclusion of SmackDown featured the return of the ‘Demon King’.

Headlining SmackDown at Madison Square Garden was The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) defending their SmackDown Tag Team Championships against The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins). After Montez Ford hit a ‘Frog Splash’ off the top rope, Roman Reigns entered the ring and prevented Ford and Dawkins from winning the titles.

The Usos and Reigns cleared the ring and Reigns stated that he is not ducking Brock Lesnar and will take him on after he finishes with Finn Balor at Extreme Rules. Finn Balor then came out as the ‘Demon King’ character and it was stated on commentary that the ‘Demon King’ is taking on Reigns for the Universal Title at Extreme Rules.

The last time Balor appeared as the ‘Demon’ character was at WrestleMania 35 in 2019 where he defeated Bobby Lashley for the Intercontinental Title.

Here’s the updated Extreme Rules lineup:

  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
  • WWE Championship: Bobby Lashley (c) (w/ MVP) vs. Randy Orton (w/ Riddle)
  • WWE United States Championship: Damian Priest (c) vs. Sheamus
  • WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. ‘Demon King’ Finn Balor
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