*Spoiler* Roman Reigns officially has a new opponent
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 27828
During the penultimate episode of Friday Night Smackdown aired last Friday, we saw Canadian Kevin Owens join forces with multiple WWE World Champion John Cena in a tag team match against Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn. Thanks to this dispute, Kevin Owens enters the WWE statistics and records by right as the only athlete to have fought in a match involving both Steve Austin and in one involving John Cena, since 2002, the last year in which the two now legendary athletes have both worked in the WWE rings.
For 20 years, then, no other athlete had managed to work with both, in different matches, but still in the same calendar year. All this was allowed only to the McMahon Prizefighter, who will now also be able to boast of this great personal best.
In addition to this incredible historical fact, Roman Reigns with his defeat also put an end to an equally incredible streak that had been going on for three years. Since 2019, in fact, Reigns had not lost a match by pinfall or submission, with the last match in which he had lost was against Baron Corbin.
Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble
During the Friday Night Smackdown episode aired tonight, Kevin Owens wanted to launch his challenge for the Royal Rumble, WWE's next big PPV, which will open the list and calendar of paid events of the Stamford federation.
After weeks of feud between the two, McMahon's Prizefighter launched his titled challenge to Roman Reigns, with WWE making the match official shortly after the opening of Smackdown, with its usual graphics. In addition to this big announcement, we also had several other Rumble news during the episode, with Liv Morgan announcing that she will be the first to enter the Women's Rumble.
Ricochet was revealed as a participant in the Men's Rumble after beating Top Dolla for a spot in the Men's Royal Rumble. Now let's see all the matches scheduled so far for WWE's first big Big Four of the year: - Men's Royal Rumble
- Women's Royal Rumble
- Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens for the WWE and Universal titles
- LA Knight vs Bray Wyatt - Pitch Black Match Eric Bischoff recently gave his thoughts on the possibility of Roman Reigns winding down his WWE career to focus on acting.
"Roman has been on top, and even before he was on top he was being positioned aggressively to be on top, for such a long time that if I'm Roman and I know my bank account's good, my investment portfolio's good, and I'm still young enough and healthy enough, especially given his circumstances, I wanna get out while the getting's good, brother, and step into the next phase of my life."