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Roman Reigns on WWE having a part-time champion on Raw: "It's killing us"



Roman Reigns will get another shot at dethroning Brock Lesnar from the Universal Championship throne.

This will be Reigns' fourth shot at challenging Lesnar for a World Title in Singles action. They'll square off at SummerSlam this weekend from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lesnar has been the WWE's Universal Champion for over a year now. He has only defended his title a handful of times since winning it at WrestleMania 33.

Because of this, there is some unrest amongst both the locker room and within the WWE Universe. Fans are longing for the day when their World Champion is on WWE TV on a weekly basis once again. Roman Reigns recently discussed the matter in an interview with The Sporting News. He said WWE having a part-time champion on Raw is "killing us":

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"It's killing us. It's killing us. It makes for better storytelling. It would be a better product. It would be a better show. When you have the diamond that everybody's chasing, it gives everybody a GPS of where they are and where they're trying to be. Not only that, it's a driving force for live events.

"It's a driving force for our Friday, Saturday and Sunday (non-televised events) when we don't have a network special or a pay-per-view. It's important to have that thing hanging up in the locker room in a tiny town in South Dakota on a Friday when people are not motivated. A young talent comes in and says the champ's in here and the title is hanging up. I want that.

"It motivates people in some many different regards and that's what we need. I'm to the point where I've won a bunch of different championships and the only reason I want that championship is because I haven't won it and I want it on this roster. I want it at our shows. I want it in every town because it's going to make everybody better."