WWE Fastlane 2019: Roman Reigns in EMOTIONAL win as The Protect unite for FINAL time

ROMAN Reigns scored the winning pinfall as The Shield returned to defeat Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre.

A final Triple Power Bomb was used to pin Corbin as the once-unstoppable trio gave fans a glimpse of their best.

It was Reigns’s first fight since announcing his leukaemia was in remission last month.

The ex-WWE Champion reunited with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose officially on last week’s Monday Night Raw.

Reigns asked Rollins if he wanted to reform the group one more time, convincing him not to bear a grudge after his falling out with Ambrose in recent months.

The Shield first reformed back in August when Rollins and Ambrose ran out the night after SummerSlam to stop Braun Strowman from cashing in the Money in the Bank contract for Reigns’ Universal Championship.

“At the end of the day, this was real life. I did not care at all about the storylines”

Roman Reigns

Strowman responded by teaming up with McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler, climaxing in a six-man tag match at the Super Show-Down event.

The Shield won, even though Ambrose had teased a betrayal for several weeks.

Fans rallied behind Reigns — real name Joseph Anoa’i, 33 — after he revealed he had struggled with cancer for 11 years last October.

When the four-time world champion returned in February, he received a standing ovation from the WWE crowd.

During a conference call, Reigns told reporters: “It felt awesome.

“The reaction… you can’t really predict.

“You can assume, but for me, at that point, I was just so grateful for the outreach of support from when I broke the news.

“I was immediately insecure about how people would take to it and there’s obviously a very certain and particular view of what people look like and how they act and recover from cancer and leukaemia, so I had my concerns about just how this story would develop and how people would take to my real-life situation, how they would take to Joe.

“At the end of the day, this was real life. I did not care at all about the storylines.”

He went on: “The only thing that truly hurt me was having to drop the title because I just put so much time into chasing it — I just wanted it.

“Not only did I want it, but I just wanted to be that champion that I said I would be and I wanted to defend it and put it through its best run it has had so far.

“But at the end of the day, I was more concerned with my real-life relationship with the crowd.”

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