As is the nature of the wrestling world, opinions differ. Some fans assert that the irregular appearances of Roman Reigns amplify his appeal, making his wrestling bouts feel more grandiose. Others, on the contrary, argue that his recurring absences detract from the WWE's overall product.
Regardless of one's stance, it's become clear over the past year that Reigns is not the regular fixture on WWE television that he used to be, nor does he feature in each of the company's premium live events, which occur approximately monthly.
However, a shift in Reigns' schedule is on the horizon, especially for June and July. As announced by WWE and confirmed by our Tribal Chief himself, Reigns is set to participate in all but two of the forthcoming SmackDown events within this two-month timeframe.
In an intriguing turn of events, he will also compensate for his missed Fridays with a house show appearance, ensuring his continual engagement with fans.
"Reigns' Surprising Summer Schedule
Reigns' presence was already anticipated for significant events, including the much-anticipated Money in the Bank, the associated SmackDown in London, and the grand SummerSlam.
Additionally, the confirmed date in Mexico City was also on the radar of wrestling enthusiasts. The real surprise, however, lies in the June 17 house show in Cincinnati. The question remains, does the Cincinnati event clash with another company's grand show that same night? Is it a strategic maneuver to compete with the buzz generated by CM Punk's expected return at the AEW Collision premiere? It's hard to discern if the appeal of Reigns, also known as the Big Dog, is enough to rival the online attention surrounding Punk's return, but such is the speculative nature of the wrestling war.
What is unequivocally clear is that fans are in for a treat. The upcoming weeks present numerous opportunities for the audience to acknowledge the reign of the Undisputed WWE Universal champion, Roman Reigns. Will they seize the chance? Only time will tell. One thing is sure- anticipation is half the spectacle in wrestling. Believe that.