In the main event of last night’s (Mon. August 7, 2017) episode of Monday Night RAW, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman continued their rivalry by squaring off in a Last Man Standing match. Towards the end of the bout it seemed as though “The Big Dog” may have picked up the win after delivering a thunderous spear to Strowman after charging down the ramp. The referee got to the count of around eight before former WWE NXT Champion Samoa Joe hit the arena and locked on the Coquina Clutch to put Reigns down.
WWE fans quickly took to Twitter to point out an error in the match’s booking, as the Joe’s interference should have never stopped the referee’s count on a downed Strowman. Instead, the ref stopped counting Strowman down and waited until Reigns was put out to re-start the count, allowing Strowman to get to his feet before Reigns was counted to 10 for the loss:
WHY did the ref stop the 10 count on Strowman when Joe put the clutch on Reigns? It's a NO DQ match! Most puzzlin & vexin', y'all #WWERaw
— Wrestlevision (@Wrestlevision) August 8, 2017
We just gonna excuse the fact Braun was on the ground for like 2 minutes #WWERaw
— BoogzNFPboss (@richmoney456) August 8, 2017
— Kristen Hiebert Jay (@KristenHiebertJ) August 8, 2017
— Turnbuckle Magazine (@TurnbuckleMag) August 8, 2017
Joe, Reigns, and Strowman will be a part of a Fatal Four-Way match at SummerSlam as they challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Champion later this month (Sun. August 20, 2017).