Roman Reigns has been the undisputed leader of the WWE for a couple of years and no one seems to be able to break his hegemony. The 'Tribal Chief' withstood Brock Lesnar's repeated assaults this year, defeating the Beast at both WrestleMania 38 and SummerSlam.
The former Shield member later got rid of Drew McIntyre in Clash at the Castle, while skipping Extreme Rules. Roman traveled to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel, where he found a highly motivated Logan Paul ready to trip him. Despite an excellent performance from 'The Maverick', Reigns still managed to defend his belt.
According to many insiders, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion is destined to remain so at least until WrestleMania 39. In the most important event on the calendar, Reigns is expected to face his cousin The Rock in a true clash of the titans.
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Meanwhile, WWE has released the Elimination Chamber 2023 poster. The event will take place on February 18, 2023 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada. The absence of Roman Reigns immediately stands out.
Among the superstars that adorn the poster we find Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Liv Morgan, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Bianca Belair and Sami Zayn. The company usually includes its biggest stars in the promotional poster of all PPVs, only to remove them a few days before the show.
The absence of the 'Tribal Chief' from the Elimination Chamber poster about four months early indicates that Roman will be 100% absent. It is likely that the federation wants to preserve him for WrestleMania 39. A few days ago, Solo Sikoa talked about his relationship with Reigns: “Roman and I spent time together in Cardiff and it was fantastic.
We had lost sight of each other a little over the past 20 years. We didn't have a very close relationship, but I remember very well that he was always around the house playing with my brothers. They are all peers, while I am much smaller.
Since I entered this business, I have approached Roman and I have learned many things." Former SmackDown manager Teddy Long wants Nick Aldis to show up in WWE and dethrone Roman Reigns as the undisputed Universal Champion.
"That's money right there. But I'll kind of do it the other way around. I'll have Nick come in first and take the belt from Roman Reigns. I'd do it that way, and then he's out there celebrating, and of the out blue, here comes Cody," said Teddy Long.