It appears that Roman Reigns will not be appearing on next week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw.
Speculation about his status for the show, which is likely to be a big episode, started with a local advertisement as a commercial aired on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live on the USA Network.
In this ad, it had The Shield listed for next Monday’s dark main event but only with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin. Also advertised was Finn Balor vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley. It should be noted that the former WWE Universal Champion is no longer being advertised for Raw on the WWE website or the arena website.
On Monday’s Raw, WWE did an angle where Reigns was slated to wrestle Corbin but was attacked by McIntyre instead. It’s possible that WWE is keeping him off this show in order to sell the angle.
He worked his first match since taking a hiatus from in-ring competition months ago at the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view event by teaming with Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose to defeat Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley.