Doable Motive Why Roman Reigns Is not Defending His Title At WrestleMania Backlash Revealed

In a shock, WWE has determined to not have Roman Reigns defend the Undisputed WWE Common Championship at subsequent week’s WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view.

Reigns defends his title at virtually each WWE pay-per-view, and it appeared like the corporate was constructing in the direction of a match with Drew McIntyre for WrestleMania Backlash. As an alternative, Reigns and The Usos will face McIntyre and RK-Bro in a six-man tag group match on the Could 8 occasion in Windfall, Rhode Island.

The earlier plan was to have RK-Bro face The Usos in a tag group titles unification match, however that stipulation was scrapped with Reigns and McIntyre now being added to the bout.


Talking on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside Information), Dave Meltzer prompt that WWE could have determined to avoid wasting Reigns’ title defenses for stadium occasions. This would come with Cash within the Financial institution 2022, SummerSlam 2022 and Conflict on the Citadel.

“That’s actually fascinating,” Meltzer defined. “That basically weakens the cardboard, as a result of I believed the unification was the strongest factor that they had on the cardboard. Actually, now, that might put Charlotte and Ronda…Roman and Drew I assume would then be to arrange for the stadium pay-per-views, then. When you do a single champion, you then’re doing the pay-per-view and not using a title match, you’re principally simply saying, ‘We don’t see this pay-per-view as a giant deal in any respect.'”

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Cash within the Financial institution 2022 will probably be held inside the large Allegiant Stadium (dwelling of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders) in Paradise, Nevada on July 2. SummerSlam will happen 4 weeks later inside Nissan Stadium (dwelling of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans) in Nashville, Tennessee on July 30.

WWE introduced on Friday that the Sept. 3 pay-per-view at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales will probably be named “Conflict on the Citadel.” It will mark WWE’s first PPV occasion in the UK since SummerSlam 1992, which was held in London, England.

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Reigns has been the primary headliner of WWE pay-per-views throughout his run as a villainous character. Maybe we’ll study extra info as to why WWE determined to not place him in a singles match for WrestleMania Backlash. However as Meltzer defined, it feels as if WWE would not take into account WM Backlash “a giant deal.” The decision to scrap the unification stipulation for RK-Bro vs. The Usos was additionally totally shocking.

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