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Major Roman Reigns match delayed for WWE’s stadium shows



WWE changed their plans for the main event of WrestleMania Backlash as Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was slated to headline. WWE did an angle on last week’s SmackDown where Reigns and McIntyre got into a brawl after the contract signing to make SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Raw Tag Team Champion RK-Bro official in a title unification bout at WrestleMania Backlash.

It appeared WWE was going to announce Reigns vs. McIntyre for WrestleMania Backlash. However, WWE instead announced that Reigns and The Usos would take on McIntyre and RK-Bro in a six-man tag team match at this event. It’s unclear exactly whether all of the titles will be on the line or if it will be a traditional six-man tag.

Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE is saving the big title match between Reigns and McIntyre for one of the upcoming stadium shows.

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“The deal is Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, even though they’re working at the house shows, from a pay-per-view standpoint I guess they want to save that for the bigger shows.”

Meltzer brought up WWE’s upcoming stadium schedule - July 2 for Money In The Bank from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on July 30, the UK event at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on September 3, and an event in Saudi Arabia in October.

“They need something big. They don’t have that big match and I guess Roman…Roman’s the biggest star and his biggest opponent right now is Drew so they’re saving that for quote ‘a bigger show than this one’ because this one is whatever. It’s still a pay-per-view and all that.”

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