The WWE universe has been eagerly awaiting the return of Roman Reigns after his triumph over Jey Uso at SummerSlam in August 2023, a victory that solidified his reign as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. This monumental “Tribal Combat” match also resulted in Uso’s move to the Raw roster on September 4, adding an intriguing twist to the WWE landscape.
Since that fateful August night, Reigns has remained conspicuously absent from WWE television, leaving fans speculating about his next move.
Reigns’ Return Plans Revealed
Now, the curtain has been pulled back to reveal the plans for Roman Reigns’ highly anticipated return. According to Dave Meltzer’s report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
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“As expected, the next Reigns match will be on 11/4 in Saudi Arabia. He will be back on television in the time leading to that show to promote the match.”
This revelation sets the stage for Reigns’ return on November 4, 2023, at WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It marks WWE’s planned return to the kingdom, following their last visit for Night of Champions on May 27.
As fans eagerly anticipate Reigns’ comeback, there’s a twist in the tale as we look ahead to 2024.
Reigns’ Absence from WWE Royal Rumble Poster
Surprisingly, recent reports indicate that Roman Reigns is conspicuously absent from the initial promotional poster for WWE Royal Rumble in 2024. This omission has raised eyebrows and fueled speculation about his future direction within the company.
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The Shield’s Dominance Continues
In the midst of these developments, the Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 list for 2023 delivered a powerful message. It crowned all three members of The Shield in the top spots, with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins at number one, Reigns claiming the second spot, and AEW International Champion Jon Moxley securing the third position. Rollins paid tribute to their storied legacy by sharing a nostalgic photo featuring a signature hand gesture on social media.
As the countdown to Roman Reigns’ return ticks away, the WWE universe remains on the edge of their seats, eager to see how this pivotal chapter in his career unfolds.