Excerpt from upcoming event, possible plan for Money in the Bank
Welcome to another edition of our weekly Roman Reigns rumor roundup. Here, we dive into the most high-profile rumors surrounding the tribal leader in recent days. This week has seen some interesting speculation about his future in WWE.
Rumors surrounding Reigns’ new deal include how many matches he is expected to have at premium live events, among others. We will examine such a show of which The Head of the Table will not be a part.
Meanwhile, he is expected to defend his undisputed WWE Universal Championship at a later event. A few potential opponents have also been named.
So, without further ado, here are the biggest rumors about The Head of the Table from the past few days. What do you think of them? Please leave them in the comments section below.
#3 Roman Reigns will miss Hell in a Cell
WWE’s next premium live event is Hell in a Cell, scheduled for June 5 in Chicago. However, there will be no men’s world title match as Roman Reigns is expected to miss the show.
As Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio, the Tribal Leader’s next defense of the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship will be at Money in the Bank a month later. This is likely due to Reigns’ new contract which allows him fewer dates, especially regarding live events.
As a result of this rumor, the company may push several big stars up the chart as Hell in a Cell headliners.
#2 Rumored How Many Major Matches The Tribal Leader Is Expected To Work
As mentioned above, it looks like Money in the Bank will feature Roman Reigns’ first televised world title defense since losing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38. According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Tribal Chief might only work in major stadiums and premium live events from now on.
While a source within WWE told him Reigns will be working six matches a year as a result of his new contract, the company will host eight major events in 2022, including broadcasts from Saudi Arabia.
That being said, he is likely to fight four more massive televised matches this year. So, Hell in a Cell might not be the only premium live event Roman Reigns is missing. It remains to be seen how many such shows he is not a part of.
#1 Who will face Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank?
We’ve already mentioned that Roman Reigns will likely defend the undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Money in the Bank. But who will he face?
Although a singles match against Drew McIntyre was heavily teased, Dave Meltzer reported in WON that The Scottish Warrior will not be challenging The Tribal Chief in July. He claimed that WWE is saving the match for Clash at the Castle, which will take place in the UK on September 3.
Meltzer named two full-time stars who could be considered options to take on Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank; Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton. While both would be worthy challengers, The Viper is a more likely choice after the events of WrestleMania Backlash.
Orton and Reigns were on opposite sides of a six-man tag team match on last Sunday’s show, with McIntyre also involved. It would be a hot start to a busy summer for The Head of the Table.
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