Welcome to today’s edition of the WWE Rumor Roundup, where we try and bring the biggest stories from the world of sports entertainment. In today’s edition, we will look at some interesting reports revolving around top names like Roman Reigns, John Cena, and Theory.
Roman Reigns became the unified WWE Universal Champion at WrestleMania 38 by defeating Brock Lesnar. The company reportedly had big plans for The Tribal Chief, which were affected by Reigns’ new contract, which allows him to work fewer dates and isn’t as active as he was earlier.
3) WWE’s plan for Roman Reigns as the unified WWE Universal Champion
As per WrestleVotes, the company wanted The Tribal Chief to be present on both RAW and SmackDown despite being the blue brand’s member. They unified the two world championships so that Reigns could show up on both shows.
However, he signed a new contract with the company, which has allowed him to appear less on television.
“According to a source, the creative decision to unity the titles was with the understanding it would allow Roman Reigns to appear on BOTH shows more regularly. Maybe that wasn’t the best decision,” reported WrestleVotes.
Despite working less, it is clear that the company wants The Tribal Chief’s presence to be felt on both the shows. Reigns will be putting the championships on the line in a match against Riddle this week on SmackDown.
2) Vince McMahon has apparently been given up on Ciampa
As per WrestlingNews.co, the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has given up on Ciampa’s push. The former NXT Champion was recently called up to RAW, where he had a brief unexplained feud with Mustafa Ali and acted as a henchman for Theory and The Miz.
This week on RAW, he resembled an enhancement talent in his match against Riddle. The once ‘backbone’ of NXT did not even enter on his theme music. This could signify that he is being viewed as a mere enhancement talent to help put other superstars over.