Roman Reigns' WWE Absence Stirs Turmoil Within The Bloodline

Wrestling world watches as The Bloodline faces leadership crisis.

by Noman Rasool
Roman Reigns' WWE Absence Stirs Turmoil Within The Bloodline
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Roman Reigns has been notably absent from WWE broadcasts since his defeat by Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania XL. Beyond a brief statement in a TikTok video promising a strong return, Reigns has maintained a low profile, leaving his faction, The Bloodline, in turmoil.

The group has experienced significant changes under the new leadership of Solo Sikoa, amidst constant fan chants of "We Want Roman" at various arenas. However, Reigns' return does not appear imminent, with the earliest speculation pointing towards WWE Summerslam, one of the "Big 4" premium live events.

Nonetheless, unforeseen circumstances could precipitate his earlier return. In another significant development, Jacob Fatu, formerly the MLW World Heavyweight Champion, has joined WWE. Dubbed the most talented member of his family by fans, Fatu is expected to have an immediate impact within The Bloodline.

His presence could compel Reigns to reassert his dominance as the Tribal Chief.

WWE's Ratings Dilemma

Despite the success of events like Backlash: France and the King and Queen of the Ring tournaments, WWE is experiencing a slight downturn.

With stars such as CM Punk, Rhea Ripley, Seth Rollins, and Drew McIntyre sidelined by injuries and The Rock returning to Hollywood, WWE's ratings and attendance have suffered. This could lead Triple H to summon Reigns should the company need a boost.

The question of leadership within The Bloodline remains contentious. Is Reigns still the undisputed leader, or has Sikoa, now acting as The Tribal Heir, overtaken him with what some suspect to be The Rock’s backing? This uncertainty could be the catalyst for Reigns' return, potentially igniting a "Bloodline Civil War" and setting the stage for a blockbuster showdown.

The impact of Reigns' absence is most profoundly felt by Paul Heyman, The Bloodline's advisor. Heyman has appeared increasingly uneasy under Sikoa's aggressive leadership. If Sikoa and his allies, Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa, were to oust Heyman, it could prompt Reigns' swift return to restore order and reclaim his position at the head of the table.

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