Days after Roman Reigns got fans talking following his promo from Saturday’s live event where he talked about going into the next phase in his life, it looks like the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion is taking a hiatus from appearing on WWE television and working live events. As previously reported, he recently signed a new WWE deal with a reduced schedule.
Pwinsider.com first reported that Reigns is not advertised for any TV events or house shows in July and August. This hiatus starts after the June 24th edition of SmackDown until Labor Day.
However, Reigns is only advertised for Money In The Bank and SummerSlam. WWE could still pull him from these events as Brock Lesnar had been advertised for WrestleMania Backlash for weeks despite WWE never having plans to use him at the event.
Dave Meltzer talked about the situation on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio. With Reigns being away for 10 weeks, it’s possible that he’s filming a movie or just needed a break as there’s no word yet on why’s taking time off.
“I’m trying to get more information on this, but he was removed from all shows, his last show is June 19th until after Labor Day. I don’t know what the situation is other than he is scheduled for the two pay-per-view shows. All TV, all house shows. I don’t know what that is, whether he’s doing a movie. Obviously, we already know his schedule going forward after June is going to be cut back anyway, but there will be a period where he won’t even be on television because he’s been removed from all the advertisements.”
Meltzer added, “He’s advertised for the two shows, but I don’t know what that means.”
Reigns teased in an Instagram video on Monday that WrestleMania Backlash could be the last six-man tag team match featuring The Bloodline the fans will ever see.
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