Roman Reigns, the undisputed WWE Universal Champion, was allegedly upset following a botched spot in the Survivor Series WarGames match on Saturday.
The Bloodline (Reigns, Sami Zayn, Solo Sikoa, Jimmy, and Jey Uso) defeated Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, and The Brawling Brutes to win the men’s WarGames match. Reigns, a 37-year-old superstar, reportedly skipped the Survivor Series press conference because he was upset about a poorly executed spot in the match. In Reigns’ absence, Sami Zayn and Paul Heyman addressed the media.
In the most recent issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer elaborated on Reigns’ “fury” at the mishandled moment (subscription required). According to Meltzer, The Tribal Chief was “slapped” by Owens so forcefully that the victim “had a significant bruise showing from it under the left eye” in addition to “a left ear damage.”
The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, in Meltzer’s opinion “was enraged and went off on Owens backstage, cursing and other things.
Meltzer learned from sources that Reigns was upset not only about the injury but also about the fact that the spot wasn’t one he was aware of and that it didn’t make sense to use it in the match.”
Meltzer said that Reigns even used his creative licence to engage Owens and Zayn in The Bloodline storyline, but that everything “blew over by 20 minutes later.”
By giving Owens, a longtime rival in the WWE, a low blow during Survivor Series WarGames, Zayn assisted The Bloodline in escaping with a victory. On this week’s episode of Raw, The Prized Fighter gave Jey Uso a run for his money.
WWE Reportedly Has Big Plans For Reigns-Owens Feud
Reigns and Owens will reportedly face off for the WWE championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on January 28 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as previously mentioned. At Royal Rumble 2021, Owens and Reigns competed for the Universal Championship, which Reigns ultimately won.
Despite the fact that Owens thrived as a top babyface during his late 2020/early 2021 programme with Reigns, he was unable to do so in front of a live audience because WWE was in the midst of the ThunderDome era. The Prized Fighter, however, appears to be getting his chance to shine in the main event scene once more in front of a live audience.