As was widely expected on the eve, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 for the entire stakes. The 'Tribal Chief' also reiterated that he is the undisputed leader of the Stamford-based federation. The former Shield member did not defend his belts on WWE's latest pay-per-view, WrestleMania Backlash, having been involved in a feud with RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre.
The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion defeated McIntyre in the show's main event held in Trenton, New Jersey a few days ago. After the match, Roman thanked the fans for their unremitting support and announced that he may never return to town.
According to Dave Meltzer, a well-known correspondent for the Wrestling Observer, Reigns has agreed with the WWE to drastically reduce his calendar in the coming months. In the latest edition of the 'Drive Thru' podcast, Jim Cornette threw a little dig at Roman.
Jim Cornette reflects on Roman Reigns
“I didn't understand why Roman Reigns behaved that way. Why did he thank the fans? Nobody understood the meaning of those words well. According to some experts, his retirement would now be around the corner.
Rumor has it that the Tribal Chief is eager to make it to Hollywood. In any case, a heel like him cannot afford to thank the fans. He made a fool of himself” - Jim Cornette analyzed. Jim also spoke of Cody Rhodes' return to WWE: “The hype was huge, because no one expected to see him again in WWE after six years of absence.
In his first WWE appearances, he was presented to fans as an absolute icon. He had never enjoyed such status during his first Stamford experience. The response from the public has been excellent so far. A lot of people criticized him when he decided to leave WWE, but it must be admitted that he made the right choice.
He cut his teeth around the world and proved to Vince McMahon that he made a big mistake in letting him go." As he continued, The Usos being issued a challenge for the tag team titles, RK-Bro interrupted them. The RAW Tag Team Champions claimed the unification title match needed to happen.
Orton mocked The Bloodline by highlighting that RK Bro would be the first Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. The Usos accepted the challenge with the condition that it takes place next week on SmackDown. This seemed to come as Riddle's response to Roman Reigns, who mocked the former, saying he was not Hall of Fame worthy, following their match at WrestleMania Backlash.