WWE has announced that Roman Reigns has been cleared to return to SmackDown on January 7th, where he will confront Brock Lesnar.
Roman Reigns announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 1st, just hours before he was due to defend his Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar at Day 1. As a result, the match was postponed, and Lesnar was added to the WWE Championship Fatal Four-Way match instead.
‘The Conqueror’ went on to win the bout by pinning the defending champion, Big E, after a thunderous F5.
The following night on Raw, Lesnar was reunited with his advocate, Paul Heyman, who had previously served as Reigns’ Special Counsel for well over a year until being fired on December 17th.
Despite appearing on Raw, Lesnar still has his sights on Reigns and promised that he would see the champion on SmackDown.
Now, WWE has confirmed that the ‘Tribal Chief’ has been medically cleared and will be in attendance to meet Lesnar.
— WWE (@WWE) January 6, 2022
While Lesnar still has matters to settle with Roman Reigns, he is also scheduled to defend the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. On Raw, a Fatal Four-Way match was held between former champion Big E, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens to determine who would face the ‘Beast Incarnate’.
In the end, it was Lashley who emerged victorious, meaning he will clash with Lesnar one-on-one for the first time.