Smackdown: Roman Reigns' new challenger announced

Roman Reigns has been the backbone of WWE for the last couple of years

by Simone Brugnoli
Smackdown: Roman Reigns' new challenger announced

Following the Survivor Series Champion vs Champion clash, Roman Reigns needed a new title challenger, who had not yet been designated by WWE in recent weeks. During this night's episode of Friday Night Smackdown, however, a Battle Royal wanted to leave very little doubts to fans of the WWE Universe, who now have a lot to think about, for the next episodes of the blue show.

If the feud with Brock Lesnar seems anything but over, with the WWE Beast, reportedly ending his suspension after weeks away from the WWE rings, for attacking Adam Pearce and several other company officials and will be featured in the next episode of the blue show As confirmed by Kayla Braxton tonight, there is currently another problem for Roman Reigns.

The new problem of the Tribal Chief, his name is Sami Zayn and he is the new No. 1 contender to the maximum title of Friday Night Smackdown, with the Canadian who won the most anticipated match of the evening to become the challenger to the title of Roman.

What's next for Roman Reigns?

During his promo on Friday Night SmackDown this week, Roman Reigns referred to himself as "the greatest of all time". He then went on to subtly mention that his days with WWE could be done sooner than later.

"I'm the greatest of all time. And when my days are done around here, which could be sooner than later, the whole world will acknowledge me," said Roman Reigns. During the evening of Smackdown, WWE had already confirmed that there would be a Battle Royal dedicated to the No.

1 contender for the Universal title, with the winner acquiring a match valid for the title, no one knows on what occasion yet. Among the many athletes involved, there were: Drew Gulak, the Viking Raiders, Mansoor, T-Bar, the Los Lotharios, Sami Zayn, Jinder Mahal, Shanky, Ricochet, Jeff Hardy, Rick Boogs, Cesaro, Sheamus, Ridge Holland, Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss.

The Canadian Sami Zayn won the contest after Jeff Hardy thought he had won by eliminating his latest opponent. After a phase in which it seemed that Zayn was no longer part of the match, in fact, Jeff Hardy was mocked by the Canadian, who eliminated him, winning the chance to go against Reigns for the title.

At the moment the WWE has not yet wanted to say where the two will clash, although next week we will see the return of Brock Lesnar, who could clarify other points of this story. Recall that the next ppv that the WWE will stage will be "WWE Day 1" and will be staged on January 1st from Atlanta, for the first time in the history of the McMahon company.

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