Roman Reigns has been the undisputed leader of the WWE for a couple of years, having torn apart all the opponents who tried to fight him. Not even Brock Lesnar managed to break his hegemony, being defeated by the 'Tribal Chief' at both WrestleMania 38 and SummerSlam.
The former Shield member stoically resisted repeated assaults from the Beast, only to defeat Drew McIntyre at Clash at the Castle last month. At a press conference in Las Vegas, Triple H announced that Reigns will have to defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Logan Paul at Crown Jewel.
The event will be held on November 5 in Saudi Arabia and promises to offer many twists. In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell analyzed Paul's chances of dethroning Roman.
Roman Reigns will face Logan Paul
“Logan Paul is almost a heel when we think about it. The WWE Universe wants Roman Reigns to destroy it at Crown Jewel, ”Mantell explained. “Logan is not a full-time performer, so any beating would have less impact.
He will use his skills on the microphone to make the fans hate him” - he added. In the same interview, Dutch was asked to comment on Ric Flair's last match: “The Nature Boy Ric Flair enjoyed his last fight, but honestly it wasn't a memorable sight.
People probably only needed to see him back in the ring and take some pictures. It was a kind of tribute rather than a real match. The meeting was horrible from all points of view. There were moments of great apprehension. I thought he was going to die at some point.
He didn't look good and you could see that he was struggling. I believe The Undertaker, Mick Foley and Bret Hart were also genuinely concerned about his health. They feared he wouldn't get out of that ring alive. I'm not sure if July 31st was really his last match."
Former WWE writer Vince Russo compared Roman Reigns to two megastars, Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage. "I was in Madison Square Garden the first time [Hulk] Hogan faced Randy Savage. The rafters shook.
The building was shaking. They had them in the palm of their hands. Who has them [fans] like that now apart from [Roman] Reigns? Who's got them right here today? LaRoo [Candice LaRae]?" Reigns' appearance on the IMPAULSIVE podcast would set up his next Universal title defense.