The next Undisputed WWE Universal Championship defence for Roman Reigns will take place at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in 2022 against YouTube superstar Logan Paul.
On November 5, Crown Jewel will take place at Mrsool Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There are many more matches that will be added after the Extreme Rules 2022 event, which will take place on October 8 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is the only one that has been confirmed so far for the pay-per-view.
Thanks to BetOnline, the early betting odds for Reigns vs. Paul have been made public. It should come as no surprise that The Tribal Chief is the overwhelming betting favourite here at -5000, while Paul is the enormous +1000 underdog. Reigns will soon typically a strong favourite in the betting for his games, but these -5000 odds are really absurd.
Paul, 27, signed a multi-year contract with the WWE earlier this summer. The two men got into a heated argument at the press conference last week when the bout with Reigns became official.
Drew McIntyre was the opponent in Reigns’ final WWE bout, which he won and successfully defended his championship against. Clash at the Castle took place on September 3 in Cardiff, Wales’ Principality Stadium. The Scottish Warrior came dangerously close to defeating Reigns, but with a little assistance from his relative Solo Sikoa, The Tribal Chief was able to prevail via pinfall.
Roman Reigns Can’t Lose To Logan Paul
It’s difficult to see a situation in which Paul defeats Reigns to claim the title. If anything, a disqualification or count-out outcome is Paul’s most likely route to victory. Reigns would still hold the championship in either case, of course.
Reigns, 37, has held the title of Universal Champion for the most time in WWE history and hasn’t been pinned in more than a thousand days. Particularly at the hands of a WWE superstar who isn’t a full-time employee, his title reign and winning streak won’t end anytime soon.