In a surprising turn of events, WWE fans have been left divided following the announcement of Roman Reigns’ imminent return to SmackDown. The anticipation of the Tribal Chief’s return has stirred both excitement and disappointment among the WWE Universe.
Roman Reigns, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, is set to make his comeback on the upcoming SmackDown premiere, marking his first appearance since August 11th. That date saw Reigns engaged in a memorable segment with his faction, The Bloodline.
Reigns’ last in-ring appearance was at SummerSlam, where he successfully defended his championship against Jey Uso. The match’s conclusion took an unexpected twist when Jimmy Uso, Reigns’ cousin, betrayed Jey Uso, preventing him from clinching the World Title. The shock of that moment has lingered, fueling the fan debate over Reigns’ championship reign and his absence from the WWE scene.
Fans have voiced their frustration with Reigns’ part-time schedule, with some going so far as to label him as the most “non-fighting” champion in WWE history. This debate about part-time champions continues to be a hot topic within the WWE community. Many fans express the desire for a more active champion who regularly defends the title and engages in high-profile feuds.
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Hope he returns to announce his retirement
— Kentucky (@HornyHavoc) October 7, 2023
— Schwarzenegger Chauke (@eliotchauke1) October 7, 2023
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About time he’s back lol
— Alex 🎃 👻 (@GreatRajsel) October 7, 2023
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Cool part time roman is back
— SN4KE (@dsn4ke) October 7, 2023
A significant reason for the disappointment stems from the ongoing turmoil within The Bloodline. The faction, once a formidable force, has seen its unity unravel throughout 2023, with the departures of Sami Zayn and Jey Uso. This disintegration has left Reigns without the robust support system that once defined The Bloodline’s dominance. As Reigns’ reign wanes, there is speculation that he might look to recruit new members to bolster The Bloodline’s ranks and regain his faction’s lost prestige.
One individual expressing interest in potentially joining WWE and The Bloodline is Zilla Fatu, the son of the legendary Umaga. In a recent interview, Fatu conveyed his contentment with his current role on the independent wrestling circuit, emphasizing that he’s in no rush to make the transition to the WWE. He believes in taking his time to learn and grow, emphasizing the importance of not rushing greatness. Fatu’s willingness to consider joining The Bloodline adds a layer of intrigue to the ongoing saga of Reigns’ faction.
“It feels great, uce. I wish it really happened. You know, I wish they made that phone call. But, you know, like I said, I’m in no rush. Taking this independent ride, you know, at my pace and just learning, you know, not rushing. Cannot rush greatness, you know. Bro, I’m just, I’m excited, uce. I’m so excited for my future, uce.”
The intrigue surrounding Roman Reigns’ return is set to reach a crescendo at the upcoming Fastlane Premium Live Event. The event features a massive tag team match pitting Bloodline members Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa against the seasoned LA Knight and the returning John Cena. The outcome of this high-stakes showdown will undoubtedly have significant implications for Reigns and his role within The Bloodline. Should the Bloodline members fail to secure a victory, it is expected that Reigns will address the situation within his family faction, further fueling speculation about his plans for the future.
The WWE Universe now eagerly awaits Roman Reigns’ return, hoping for a resolution to the turmoil within The Bloodline, a possible resurgence of the faction, and for a champion who will be more consistently present in the ring. Reigns’ return may mark a turning point in the ongoing drama of the WWE and leave a lasting impact on the world of professional wrestling.