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With Only Four Title Defenses in 2023, Roman Reigns Gets Brutally Buried by Fellow 36-Year-Old WWE Champion

Published 10/01/2023, 4:00 PM EDT

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Roman Reigns stands as the Undisputed Universal Champion, a force to be reckoned with. His part-time schedule has not only extended his reign but also added an air of mystique to his appearances. However, recent comments by fellow 36-year-old WWE Champion shed light on the rarity of taking a break in WWE, with Reigns being the notable exception.

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While fans eagerly await his appearances, this WWE superstar, couldn’t resist poking fun at Reigns’ relaxed schedule.

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Roman Reigns has reigned supreme in the WWE with a part-time schedule that stretches his dominance. With only four title defenses in 2023, the Tribal Chief’s reign faces scrutiny from WWE NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.

In a recent conversation with Chris Van Vliet, Becky Lynch, a WWE stalwart in her own right, playfully singled out Roman Reigns for his selective in-ring appearances. It did raise questions about Reigns’ commitment and the potential consequences of his part-time status.


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Big Time Becks said, “Nobody is going on vacation unless you are Roman Reigns, just kidding.” Her remark shed light on the stark contrast between Reigns’ relaxed schedule and the grueling nature of professional wrestling. This comment highlights the relentless dedication required by WWE superstars. Roman Reigns is an exceptional case who can afford to take time off as per the 36-year-old.

Reigns continues to enjoy his reign as the Head of the Table. Some argue that he has struck a balance between hard-earned respite and maintaining his position at the pinnacle of WWE. However, with only four title defenses in 2023, the debate rages on.

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Interestingly, Lynch’s husband Seth Rollins has been a fighting champion and the holder of the World Heavyweight Championship. He consistently takes on challenges and defends his title regularly on PLEs, weekly shows, and even live events. Talking about Reigns looks like he is on his way back from his hiatus after SummerSlam.

Roman Reigns’ WWE SmackDown return date revealed

WWE enthusiasts mark your calendars because ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns is gearing up for a much-anticipated return to WWE SmackDown.

Roman Reigns last dazzled the WWE universe at SummerSlam on August 5, 2023. He had successfully defended his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Jey Uso. However, the drama continued on SmackDown just six days later when Reigns clashed with Jimmy and Jey Uso. It went on to culminate in a surprising attack on Reigns by Jey. Since then, Reigns has been conspicuously absent from WWE television, leaving fans wondering about his next move.


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But wait, the wait won’t be much longer! Reports suggest that Roman Reigns will return to PLE action at the Crown Jewel PLE in Saudi Arabia on November 4. The anticipation is building as fans eagerly await Reigns’ comeback to the squared circle.

Adding to the excitement, Reigns has been featured in promotional material for the October 27 episode of SmackDown. It is set to take place at the Fiserv Forum arena shared as per their official website. His presence in the advertisement has piqued curiosity about his plans for that electrifying episode.


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The WWE Universe is divided, and opinions vary. What’s your take on Becky Lynch’s quip about Roman Reigns? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Written by:

Sheron Singh


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Sheron Singh is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. She started watching and following the WWE when her father introduced it to her at the age of 6. Sheron has since been an avid fan and devotedly follows the sport.
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Sherjeel Malik