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Backstage Details On Why WWE Had Roman Reigns Defeat Drew McIntyre At Clash At The Castle [Report]

Ultimately Saturday’s WWE Conflict on the Fortress pay-per-view, Roman Reigns managed to defeat Drew McIntyre to retain the Undisputed WWE Common Championship because of some assist from his cousin, Solo Sikoa.


Days earlier than Conflict on the Fortress, there was a report from WrestleVotes which said that there have been inside talks about having Reigns lose his championship(s). Given McIntyre’s standing as a high babyface, coupled with the truth that he had the house crowd behind him, Conflict on the Fortress actually regarded like a practical time for Reigns to lose the championships.

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The Scottish Warrior got here awfully near pinning Reigns on a handful of events, however The Tribal Chief as soon as once more discovered a strategy to win. We now wait and see what lies forward for each Reigns and McIntyre following Conflict on the Fortress.

Within the newest version of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Dave Meltzer detailed WWE’s motive for reserving Reigns to defeat McIntyre in entrance of the latter’s dwelling crowd. Meltzer wrote that WWE desires to make Reigns “the legend for this technology and ending the deliberate lengthy reign for a significant pop right here was a choice they determined in opposition to.”

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Final week, Reigns hit the milestone two-year mark because the holder of the Common Championship. He defeated Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman (he returned to WWE this week on a brand new deal) in the principle occasion of Payback on Aug. 30, 2020. Right here we’re in Sept. 2022, and Reigns is far-and-away the longest-reigning Common Champion in historical past.


WWE’s Reported Lengthy-Time period Plans For Roman Reigns

On Friday, WrestlingNews.co reported a number of fascinating particulars relating to WWE’s long-term plans for Reigns. Apparently, the concept is for The Tribal Chief to stroll into WrestleMania 39 weekend because the champion. In keeping with the report, the plan would see Reigns defeat The Rock at WrestleMania after which drop the title a while after The Present of Exhibits.

In fact, plans can all the time change. The Showcase of Immortals continues to be seven months away, in spite of everything. Reigns might lose the title earlier than WrestleMania after which win it again. Or WWE might determine to have a distinct champion altogether for WrestleMania. We’re simply going to have to attend and see how issues play out long-term.

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