Reported backstage details on WWE’s future plan for Roman Reigns (Potential Spoiler)
SummerSlam will be main-evented by Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar. In September, the winner will defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at Clash at the Castle. Another bout that will decide the main event of Clash at the Castle is Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre on this week’s SmackDown.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the current plan is for Reigns to retain at SummerSlam. Meltzer said WWE wants McIntyre and Reigns to main event Clash at the Castle. He added that Reigns and McIntyre have been kept apart to build this match
“The main event for Clash at the Castle in Cardiff is expected to be Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre. The winner of Reigns vs. Lesnar faces the winner of the McIntyre vs. Sheamus Irish Doneybrook [no DQ, no count out] match on the 7/29 SmackDown show in Atlanta. As noted months ago, when the long-term plans, which always change, were made, it was Reigns vs. McIntyre as the headline bout, which is why the two have not met this year on a PPV show.”
— WWE (@WWE) July 27, 2022
Roman Reigns to return to house shows
The report also stated that The Tribal Chief is expected to return to live events. Reigns is being advertised for a house show in Ottowa on August 20.
He signed a new contract this year with WWE whereby he wasn’t expected to work many live events, which makes it a bit surprising.
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) July 23, 2022
With Lesnar and Reigns working part-time schedules, it would make sense for The Scottish Warrior to be the next Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at Clash at the Castle in front of a British audience. The premium live event will take place on September 3 in Cardiff, Wales.