Veteran wrestling icon Kevin Sullivan has weighed in on the hot-button issue of whether Roman Reigns should hold onto his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at the upcoming Crown Jewel event or relinquish it to LA Knight.
The clash between these two WWE titans promises to be a watershed moment, as they face off for the prestigious title in a highly anticipated Premium Live Event. Roman Reigns, known as "The Tribal Chief," has become the linchpin heel in WWE, while LA Knight has risen as one of the industry's most beloved babyfaces.
Fans are divided, with a vocal majority clamoring for LA Knight to put an end to Reigns' momentous championship reign.
Sullivan's Controversial Take
Weighing in on the debate during the "Tuesday With The Taskmaster" podcast, Kevin Sullivan revealed that if it were up to him, he'd opt for Reigns to emerge victorious at Crown Jewel.
"Having Roman Reigns win is the better play. I get it, that won't sit well with everyone," Sullivan opined. Expanding on his stance, he argued that WWE already boasts a roster of strong babyfaces such as Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and Drew McIntyre.
"We're not in short supply of good guys. LA Knight is an extraordinary talent, but adding another babyface champion isn't necessary," he added. Sullivan further noted the business implications of a title change, citing WWE's accountability to its corporate partner, Endeavor.
"A title change could have repercussions on viewership ratings. And let's not forget, WWE needs to maintain profitability. A drop in ratings isn't something the company can afford," he cautioned. In a related development, Reigns and LA Knight are set to make their Crown Jewel bout official with a contract signing on this week's episode of WWE SmackDown.
The atmosphere is already charged, thanks to last week's encounter where Reigns took the offensive by assaulting LA Knight with a spear post-match against Solo Sikoa. Given the high stakes and charged emotions, the upcoming contract signing could very well escalate into an all-out brawl, potentially involving other members of The Bloodline and even WWE legend John Cena. Fans and pundits alike will be keenly watching to see how this electrifying storyline unfolds.