Despite the fact that only a few weeks have passed since his Universal title victory, it would appear that Smackdown's all-time champion Roman Reigns is set to have a very long reign as world champion on the blue roster, with the help of Paul Heyman as his mentor and advisor (and not as a manager, as he himself would say), who could most likely lead the Tribal Chief of the Anoa'i family directly to the next edition of Wrestlemania, which is number 37.
After sensationally skipping the last edition of the Showcase of the Immortals with an already planned cartel match against Bill Goldberg, with the WWE Hall of Famer finally having it against the bearded giant of Smackdown, Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns has returned to appear in front of the company's television screens after an absence of several months, making his return with great fanfare in the summer edition of the second most anticipated PPV of the year: Summerslam.
Update on Roman Reigns' future
According to what was declared in one of the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletters by the well-known journalist Dave Meltzer, it would seem that WWE has already decided that one of the great feuds that Roman Reigns must have as the Friday Night Smackdown Universal champion, is the one against the ex WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, with the face-to-face challenge that could already take place in the next edition of Survivor Series if the Scotsman wins tonight's Monday Night Raw match valid for the world title of the red show.
In fact, in one of the latest updates of the well-known site, Meltzer would have declared: "At some point, they will have to do this match. If they don't know, something tells me they will probably do it at Wrestlemania."
Obviously, nothing is certain yet, but according to many sources including Triple H, WWE COO, Drew McIntyre vs Roman Reigns will definitely be put staged by the McMahon company, with the match that could become a great classic over time, like the great challenges in the company's ring by their predecessors The Rock and Steve Austin and with Hunter who has already compared the in-ring skills of the four many times.
Drew McIntyre will get a shot at Randy Orton’s WWE Title on tonight’s episode of RAW. You never know how WWE can book the situation, but Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE could hold Reigns vs McIntyre for an even bigger event.
“At some point, they’re going to do that match. If they don’t do it now then that tells me they’re probably going to do it at WrestleMania”. It was noted that WWE was “going hard” with the angle for a reason.
WWE wants fans to think that Drew McIntyre might beat Randy Orton on RAW tonight to capture the WWE Title. That is a possibility because you never know if they will change their plans, but we were told a couple of weeks ago that the champion vs champion matches was not planned to change.