World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) recently confirmed that their Undisputed Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, is set to appear unusually at a live event scheduled for July 12 in Mexico City. This announcement is a significant development for WWE enthusiasts in the region, as Reigns has not performed in Mexico City since December 2019.
Reigns' Limited Live Event Participation
The global pandemic and Reigns' transition to a part-time schedule a year ago have significantly limited his participation in WWE's live events. The Universal Champion has made four appearances at live events since last June, most of which took place outside the United States.
His most recent participation was a main event matchup against Sami Zayn in Toronto this past March. Adding to the excitement of Reigns' return, WWE will feature a star-studded line-up for the event. The promotion confirmed the inclusion of other fan-favorite superstars like Rey Mysterio, Raquel Rodriguez, Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, Zayn, and Kevin Owens.
While Reigns' part-time status had led to a noticeable decline in his televised appearances, the situation is taking a turn for the better. Reigns is currently preparing for the forthcoming WWE Night of Champions. Making his comeback to "SmackDown" just last week, Reigns announced that he and Solo Sikoa are slated to challenge Zayn and Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship in Saudi Arabia on May 27.
This contest marks Reigns' first challenge for a tag team title in WWE since February 2018. However, this new schedule has been smooth. A recent mishap occurred where Reigns was mistakenly advertised to appear at a house show in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
WWE quickly corrected the error, assuring that refunds would be issued to ticket holders at their point of purchase. Reigns' Mexico City appearance exemplifies the rising wave of optimism as WWE regains momentum following a year-long touring hiatus due to the pandemic.
The resumption of live events and the return of such a high-profile superstar as Reigns underscore the company's commitment to re-establish its connection with the WWE Universe and provide wrestling enthusiasts with electrifying, quality entertainment.