Roman Reigns had a say in his next opponents in true “Tribal Chief” fashion.
At WWE’s Survivor Series Premium Live Event, Roman Reigns and The Bloodline (Jimmy and Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn) took on Team Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch, Ridge Holland, Drew McIntyre and Kevin Owens) in a WarGames match. The match was lasted an intense 40 minutes, with The Bloodline eventually landing the victory, however, it came along with controversy.
Dave Meltzer recently provided more information on the situation in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
“It fell into the category of sh*t that happens but the idea was that after Zayn got over doing what was not supposed to be a long-term gimmick, that Roman Reigns pretty much picked Owens and Zayn personally to work a long program with and the idea is he could have picked any two people on the roster to elevate and those were the ones he picked.
Zayn got that spot because of how well the crowd took to him in the short-term program and Owens made sense with their history and because he can talk and is a great performer.
But there was the idea he didn’t have to pick him or either of them and did, and was mad because something happened that he felt with his character should not have happened, and he also got hurt. But as noted it’s not like he was mad to the point of wanting the plans in place to change.”
The Royal Rumble takes place on January 28th in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome.