Roman Reigns’ likely landing destination has been the subject of reports ahead of this week’s WWE draft. On SmackDown this Friday, The Draft will start, and on RAW, the following Monday, it will end. Many anticipate The Head of the Table being selected first because he is the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Ringside News claims that RAW’s Network, USA, is fervently attempting to secure The Tribal Chief’s exclusive performance for the foreseeable future on their network.
“The WWE Draft is coming up, bringing big changes. We are told that USA Network wants Roman Reigns over anything else. Having a title belt exclusive to RAW is the ‘second choice’ for USA Network. The Bloodline ‘remains first choice’ for them.”
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This Thursday, Triple H unveiled a brand-new World Heavyweight Championship, which will serve as the top prize on whichever show Reigns does not wrestle on. With Reigns scheduled to be featured on one brand, Triple H announced the championship.
Roman’s WWE schedule has been substantially lighter over the past year, which has resulted in much fewer times than before that he has successfully defended his world championship.
Former WWE writer Vince Russo recently shared his opinions on the new title and the reasons behind its creation on Wrestling’s Legion of RAW. This is because both companies need a world champion.
“Just come out and say both of our television partners, USA and FOX, both of our television partners want a champion! Just say it! That’s better than this. That is better than what you did! At least that explains it, bro,” Russo explained. “And put him (Roman Reigns) over; one guy can’t physically, possibly, you know, defend both belts on two shows. Put him over in the process. But nobody beat him, so we’re going to have another belt. Okay.”
Reigns, who has been the undisputed WWE Universal Champion for 968 days after defeating Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39 earlier this month, appears on track to surpass that milestone.