There’s been a lot of talk regarding Roman Reigns’ WWE status following the news that he recently signed a new WWE contract that will see him work fewer dates including not working small market house shows.
As previously reported, Reigns is not advertised for any TV events or house shows in July and August beginning after the June 24th edition of SmackDown until Labor Day. However, he is advertised to work Money In The Bank and SummerSlam.
WWE’s next Peacock special is Hell in a Cell on June 5th in Chicago. Dave Meltzer reported on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that Reigns is not going to be working this show.
“Basically, Roman Reigns is not going to be on every pay-per-view. He’s off the Chicago show [Hell in a Cell]. He will be doing pay-per-views this summer. Even though he was removed from all the advertising after June 24…in Austin…he’s been removed from all advertising from house shows, TVs, and everything except for the two stadium shows. He will do TVs to build up those shows. It’s not like he’s not going to be on TV, but he’s not going to be doing a lot of dates and from what I understand, the shows he will be on eventually probably sooner rather than later, they’ll start advertising him. The dates will be known. It’s not like it’s going to be like, they’re going to put him on TV without advertising him. That’s the basic situation.”
Yeah, I think he’s going to be on more shows than Lesnar, but not appreciably more….No singles champion. When he was in the pay-per-view, he said after the pay-per-view that this may be the last time he does a six-man tag with The Usos. He’s not planning on anything like that. The next championship match will be on July 2nd. So, they have all these house shows with no champion.”
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