Roman Reigns will miss another Premium Live Event.
After defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38, Roman Reigns began to pick and choose his appearances more carefully, and by the start of 2023, he was fully part-time.
During 2023, Reigns wrestled only 11 times and was used sparingly on television. As of January 15th, 2024, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion hasn’t wrestled since November 4th at Crown Jewel where he got the better of LA Knight.
After The Rock appeared on the January 1st episode of Raw and seemingly took a dig at Reigns, the pair appear set on a collision course. This sparked speculation that Roman Reigns could face The Rock at Elimination Chamber before going on to meet Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania. However, it’s been reported that this won’t be the case as Reigns isn’t scheduled for the huge show in Australia.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that Reigns won’t be appearing at Backlash either.
“Roman Reigns is not on the Australia show (Elimination Chamber). He’s not on the Paris show (Backlash) either, by the way, for fans over there. He’s gonna be wrestling at the Royal Rumble, and then his next big match, I don’t know…he could do a TV match, but he’s gonna wrestle at the Royal Rumble, and then his next match is gonna be his WrestleMania match. And after that, I would presume it’s gonna be Saudi and SummerSlam.”
Roman Reigns Set For Royal Rumble Contract Signing
While a potential match with The Rock has dominated the headlines, the Tribal Chief is heading for a very different challenge at the Royal Rumble. On the January 5th episode of SmackDown Reigns interrupted a Triple Threat Match between Randy Orton, AJ Styles, and LA Knight, to decide a new number one contender, which led to Nick Aldis announcing that the match at the Royal Rumble would be a Fatal Four Way.
It’s been revealed that Roman Reigns will return to SmackDown on January 19th to sign the contract for his title defence at the Royal Rumble.
H/t to WrestlingNews.Co