His return to WWE was one of the most striking events of recent months and Roman Reigns, with the help of Paul Heyman as adviser, is back in a big way and won the title of Universal Champion against Bray Wyatt The Fiend and against Braun Strowman.
In the latest episode of Friday Night Smackdown, WWE Universal Champion teamed up with his cousin and upcoming challenger Jey Uso and won a Samoan Street Fight battle against King Corbin and Sheamus. The Big Dog dominated far and wide thanks to his physicality and they won thanks to a combination of Spear and Splash between Roman Reigns and Jey Uso.
The show ended with Uso smiling and celebrating his next challenger.
Roman Reigns gave Jey Uso one hell of a death stare
After the smile between the two, Uso walked away and then the cameras framed Paul Heyman with a very serious expression and Roman Reigns also gave a pretty serious look after the smile.
There are fewer and fewer adornments to Clash of Champions and for the challenger to the title, serious problems are expected with Reigns now confirmed in his role as Heel ready to attack his rival. There is always a lot of curiosity for this new version of Roman Reigns, which, after his alliance with Paul Heyman, has totally changed his attitude compared to the past.
Recently there has been talk of a role of Roman Reigns "at Brock Lesnar" but according to what Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports, the WWE creative team wants to avoid this scenario. According to this source, a way will be studied to present Reigns and his relationship with Paul Heyman in a totally different way than that between Heyman and his previous client.
In a recent interview Paul Heyman spoke about his relationship with Roman Reigns praising the qualities of the champion on SmackDown: "Going for Roman Reigns is the biggest move WWE has ever made and I believe Roman is the undisputed star of the federation."
Roman Reigns is on a mission since he’s returned to WWE. He doesn’t just want to be a champion or be the biggest star on SmackDown. No, that’s all pretty much a given for Reigns, who is easily the biggest male star in wrestling in 2020.
What Reigns wants to do – and it’s the reason why he’s recruited Paul Heyman – is become the greatest of all-time. He’s not competing with Jey Uso or Drew McIntyre or Bray Wyatt. He’s competing with the legacies of John Cena, The Rock, and Stone Cold. That’s where Reigns wants to be, and in order to get there, he can’t mess around for one second.