In a highly anticipated showdown at Royal Rumble 2024, Roman Reigns is set to defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in a Fatal Four-Way match, marking a pivotal moment as the Road to WrestleMania 40 draws nearer.
Recent reports have hinted that Reigns might not face off against The Rock before 'Mania, although there's uncertainty surrounding the accuracy of these claims. The People's Champion made a sensational return to RAW: Day 1 and wasted no time in calling out The Head of the Table, igniting speculation about a potential clash between the two at Elimination Chamber 2024.
However, conflicting reports have emerged suggesting that Roman Reigns is not scheduled to appear at the premium live event in Australia, raising questions about WWE's plans for Reigns at that time. Despite these reports, it's worth noting that last year, Reigns was not initially advertised for the Money in the Bank premium live event but ended up competing in the Bloodline Civil War match.
This precedent suggests that WWE may take a similar approach in February, possibly pitting The Tribal Chief against the five-time Tag Team Champion. To boost anticipation for Reigns' potential appearance at Elimination Chamber, WWE might choose to promote it after the Royal Rumble on January 27, generating significant excitement for the show in Perth.
Royal Rumble Contract Signing
The upcoming Royal Rumble 2024, less than two weeks away, promises a high-profile segment featuring Roman Reigns. In an edition of SmackDown, Reigns will participate in a contract-signing segment alongside AJ Styles, LA Knight, and Randy Orton, all set to collide on January 27 for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Reigns, since winning the title, has not defended it in a Fatal Four-Way match, adding further intrigue to this Royal Rumble bout. Fans are buzzing with anticipation, speculating that The Rock might make a surprise appearance during the event, regardless of the title match's outcome.
The Royal Rumble will serve as a crucial juncture in determining the fate of Reigns' historic championship run on the Road to WrestleMania 40.