An update has emerged on the current plan for Roman Reigns’ upcoming opponents, following recent developments about his future.
Reigns has reportedly signed a new contract with WWE that will see him work less dates. The Tribal Chief is expected to miss next month’s Hell in a Cell Premium Live Event, ahead of this Summer’s stadium shows.
Per Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the current working plan is for Drew McIntyre to challenge for the WWE Universal Championship at the Clash at the Castle UK show.
It was noted that plans are changing a lot at the moment regarding Reigns’ plans.
Discussing possible opponents for Reigns ahead of September, Meltzer wrote:
“The working idea is Reigns vs. McIntyre on 9/3 in Cardiff. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of options, as Goldberg vs. Reigns was already blown off, as was Lesnar, although you could always do it again.
“The only other guys at this point who are pushed at that level would be Bobby Lashley or Randy Orton. They did a Shinsuke Nakamura tease, but then he lost to Sami Zayn, so that hardly feels like a worthy stadium title challenger. But nothing is fully settled.”
Ahead of Clash at the Castle at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on September 3, Money in the Bank will air from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 2, and SummerSlam will emanate from the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee on July 30.
Reigns hasn’t defended his WWE Universal Championship on TV since defeating Brock Lesnar in their title unification bout at WrestleMania 38.
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