In a surprising turn of events for WWE enthusiasts worldwide, the much-anticipated showdown between Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Roman Reigns won't be taking place at the upcoming WWE Elimination Chamber 2024 event, according to insider Dave Meltzer on a recent episode of "Wrestling Observer Radio." Ever since The Rock made a jaw-dropping return to WWE on the New Year's Day episode of "WWE Raw," speculations had been running wild regarding a potential clash between the "People's Champion" and the "Tribal Chief." However, recent reports suggest that Reigns is not currently slated to participate in the show set to grace Perth, Australia, despite it being a major stadium Pay-Per-View Live Event (PLE).
This revelation might come as a surprise to fans, especially considering Roman Reigns currently holds the coveted title of Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Nevertheless, the absence of Reigns from the Elimination Chamber event doesn't rule out the possibility of this epic showdown in the future, as Meltzer hinted at the likelihood of the match taking place at WWE WrestleMania 40, though he couldn't confirm this at the moment.
Reigns' Upcoming WWE Schedule
Roman Reigns' absence isn't limited to Elimination Chamber, as Meltzer also disclosed that the "Head of the Table" won't be featuring in WWE Backlash, scheduled for Paris, France, on May 4.
Reigns' upcoming appearance is scheduled for the WWE Royal Rumble, where he will defend his title in a fatal four-way match against Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles. Following that, speculation mounts regarding his next matchups, which could include events in Saudi Arabia and WWE SummerSlam.
The news of The Rock vs. Roman Reigns being postponed has left the WWE Universe eagerly awaiting further developments in this thrilling storyline. While their face-off might not be happening as soon as fans hoped, the anticipation for the eventual clash between these two icons remains sky-high, adding an extra layer of excitement to the world of professional wrestling.