WWE has a big champion in Roman Reigns, and his influence in the pro wrestling business is only growing in time. Now, the Head of the Table is set to defend his title against Jey Uso at SummerSlam, but we have a bit of a spoiler about the situation.
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Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE doesn’t have any plan for Roman Reigns to lose his title at this time. That being said, his match against Jey Uso is very likely to go the Tribal Chief’s direction.
As of WrestleMania 39 there were no active plans for Roman Reigns and we’re told that it wasn’t seriously considered for WrestleMania 39 either.
WWE sources spoke with Fightful ahead of Roman Reigns facing Jey Uso at Summerslam, and indicated there were no active plans for Roman Reigns to lose the WWE Universal Champion as of WrestleMania. Sami Zayn, Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso weren’t ever heavily planned or scheduled to win the title.
When we bluntly asked when Roman Reigns will lose the WWE Undisputed World Championship “whenever Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman say it fuckin’ ends.” So in the event Roman Reigns loses the World Championship, it was said that the two would have heavy input as to who that would be, whether it be tonight, or a year or two down the line.
“They are constantly looking at every possibility. When they think it’s the very best thing for business, they’ll know to switch it up, do it right, and really make someone doing it,” the higher up indicated.
It was also reported that “the process of developing the title match, the result, and the plan to move forward with Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar after WrestleMania was ‘very transparent,’ and that Cody Rhodes knew well ahead of time that would be the result of WrestleMania 39.” Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman also knew well ahead of time that he wouldn’t be losing his title.
The justification behind the decision was backed by the source, who emphasized that Roman Reigns is currently enjoying immense popularity, while Solo Sikoa is on the verge of becoming a real money draw. Additionally, Jey Uso is considered a legitimate attraction, and there are high expectations for Jimmy Uso to follow suit. Lastly, the source pointed out that Cody Rhodes’ star power has escalated significantly since WrestleMania.
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