Reason why Roman Reigns isn't defending his title inside Elimination Chamber

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Reason why Roman Reigns isn't defending his title inside Elimination Chamber

In the latest weekly episodes of the WWE TV shows, the management wanted to announce to its fans the umpteenth great match that will be staged in the next PPV of the federation, Elimination Chamber, which takes its name from the homonymous match inside the infernal cage made of steel and chains, it will be staged by the ThunderDome in St Petersburg on February 21st.

During the latest episode of Friday Night Smackdown, WWE made it known to its fanbase that in addition to Raw's Elimination Chamber match, which will see Drew McIntyre raffle his WWE Championship in a fight against AJ Styles, The Miz, Sheamus, Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy, there will also be a second in which the new n°1 contender for the Universal title that's currently held by Roman Reigns will be decreed, with the champion of Samoan origins who will not take part in the match, but who will only be a mere spectator, who will then go to face his challenger, later in the course of the evening.

According to what has been recently reported by the well-known Wrestling Observer site, through the words of the Dave Meltzer, it seems that the initial idea of ​​the WWE was to have a second Elimination Chamber match within the PPV of February, but in this dispute there should also have been the Universal champion of Smackdown, with the ouster of Roman Reigns who would have been studied at the table by the management, to increase the heat of the fans towards him, complete with a segment in Smackdown that would officialize the thing.

Roman Reigns will battle the winner of the SmackDown Elimination Chamber

Initially, in fact, Adam Pearce had announced how Reigns was to be part of the match, only to be threatened by the Tribal Chief in front of the cameras, with the WWE Official who then changed the stipulation in an n°1 contender's match for the Samoan title.

According to the well-known journalist, WWE wanted to differentiate the two main storylines of its flagship shows as much as possible, bringing Drew McIntyre in one direction and Roman Reigns in another, which would have become very difficult if the two had faced.

the same match, against as many challengers. In this way, however, Reigns will meet the disfavour of the fans, who with this stipulation already see him with a bad eye, unlike the face of Raw, which will face all his challengers head-on, perhaps to reach Wrestlemania as a champion WWE.

Ziggler is a former World Champion and is in great shape. He is among the best sellers in WWE and that aids him to help get others over when they join the main roster. Due to his title history in every division, it would have been akin to RAW adding Jeff Hardy to the RAW Chamber match.

The Show-off could have started the match and had a good run because he's had long runs in several Royal Rumble matches and has the appropriate stamina. It would have also allowed WWE to forgo trying to throw together a match/feud for the SmackDown Tag Team belts. Ziggler would have made everyone look great, as he usually does.