UPDATE: Roman Reigns is not injured. Click here for an update.
ORIGINAL: Two of WWE’s biggest stars are taking a stand, according to a report from Robbie Fox at Barstool Sports.
As of today, WWE has yet to pull out of the Crown Jewel show in Saudi Arabia and there are no hints that Vince McMahon is going to change his mind.
However, if the report from Fox is true, then they may have to do the show without John Cena and Daniel Bryan because he says they are refusing to go to Saudi Arabia. Fox also says Roman Reigns is currently injured, which would explain why he wasn’t at the live events over the weekend.
We reported here at WrestlingNews.co that Reigns was advertised for live events as late as Friday but he did not appear at any of them. There are conflicting reports on Reigns’ status. A fan in Providence, Rhode Island reached out to us today to say that Reigns is at the arena and seemed fine and a source told PWInsider that Reigns simply had the day off.
WWE Crown Jewel could be in trouble.
I was just told Reigns is currently injured and that Cena and Bryan are "refusing" to work the show. Many on the current WWE roster have expressed concerned with going, as well, but obviously not all of them have the power like Cena/Bryan.
— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) October 22, 2018
Reigns is scheduled to defend the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel. If he is injured then that match is in jeopardy. The WWE Championship match would also be in jeopardy because Bryan is scheduled to challenge AJ Styles at Crown Jewel.
Several of the production staff and wrestlers have privately said that they are not comfortable about going to Saudi Arabia. I don’t see how WWE could continue with the show without their two top champions and without Cena.