Possible Reason Roman Reigns Missed This Week’s WWE SmackDown

Published 10/30/2021, 1:25 AM EDT


Roman Reigns wasn’t present on WWE SmackDown: October 29th, 2021. There wasn’t any previous revealed reason for the same, and it got the fans questioning.

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Why wasn’t The Tribal Chief present on the show?

Now, there are some reasons Reigns wasn’t possibly present for the show.

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1. The Beast injured Roman Reigns

On the previous show, Brock Lesnar wreaked havoc, and brutally attacked The Tribal Chief. He punched, smashed, and tried to take down Reigns in any way possible.

The Beast smashed Reigns to the ring corners twice. First, Lesnar shoved him shoulder first. Second time, he banged Reigns against the ring corner, back first.

Therefore, it’s possible during that vicious attack, Roman Reigns suffered an injury. And, medical did not clear him to be on the show.

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2. Related to WWE suspending Brock Lesnar

Currently, Adam Pearce has indefinitely suspended Brock Lesnar after he attacked officials, damaged property, and caused chaos.

Considering, The Tribal Chief is in a feud with The Beast, it’s possible Lesnar’s suspension had something to do with it. Now, there is no one to actually challenge The Tribal Chief with Lesnar suspended.

3. Possible health concerns from constant travelling

Roman Reigns took a break during the initial pandemic because of his health, since he was already battling Leukaemia.

Recently, he’s been travelling to several locations and different arenas for shows. It could be that he’s taken a break from travelling and sat out for one show for legitimate health concerns.

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4. WWE may not have a storyline for Roman Reigns

With Lesnar’s storyline moving forward with a suspension, there’s a good chance WWE did not have a story for The Tribal Chief for SmackDown: October 29th, 2021.

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Unless WWE has a script or a story for a Superstar, they can’t appear on the show. This could be another reason why The Universal Champion did not appear for the show.

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Nevertheless, there hasn’t been any internal changes to Reigns’ contract with WWE. He recently tweeted about the number of days he has been the Universal Champion, and demanded the acknowledgment from the WWE Universe.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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