That’s the future? There has not been a star like Roman Reigns in WWE in a long time. Reigns is coming up on two years as Universal Champion and his title reign has been one of the most dominant in WWE history. WWE has turned Reigns into the face of the company and they have been very successful with him on top. That just might not be the case as frequently going forward.
Over the weekend, Reigns gave a speech at a WWE live event, suggesting that he will not be around as much going forward. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Reigns has signed a new deal with the company, which will include far fewer dates. In addition, according to PWInsider.com, Reigns is currently not advertised for any WWE TV taping beyond June 24, though he is scheduled for Money In The Bank on July 2 and Summerslam on July 30. He is also advertised for Clash At The Castle in September, two live events in October and Survivor Series in November.
Opinion: I don’t think there is a huge surprise in the idea that Reigns might be taking a bit more time off, but this is quite the jarring change. The other issue is that without a title change, this could mean quite the lack of a World Title anytime soon in WWE. Maybe that changes somewhere in there, but for now, Reigns might not be around as often and the title might be going with him.
What do you think of Reigns being around less frequently? Who could take his place? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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