Roman Reigns Makes a Strange Demand to WWE Management

Published 06/07/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Roman Reigns is the ‘tribal chief’ of WWE and is on his way to dominating the entire roster. He and his entourage are inarguably one of the most interesting parts of WWE programming.

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However, if one pays a little attention during WWE SmackDown, they must notice something very interesting. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns never appears in the middle of the show. According to recent reports, this is not a coincidence.

As a part of his “Head of the Table” gimmick as well as one of WWE’s marquee players, Roman enjoys more creative control than most of the roster.

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Keeping that in mind, he had started a new tradition of either opening or closing (or both) the shows.

According to Dave Meltzer, “You put the most important first or last. That’s the big argument right now with Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns will either go first or last. He won’t go anywhere else, that’s a shoot.”

“He doesn’t want to go (anywhere) but first, because that’s okay, or last, which is preferable because he’s the main event and he doesn’t want to go second or fourth or second from the top,” revealed Meltzer.

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Roman Reigns remains undefeated on the roster

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reigns took a sabbatical from WWE last year. While many fans speculated Reigns would now be in trouble with WWE, that was certainly not the case.

He came back at SummerSlam last year with an attack on newly crowned Universal Champion The Fiend. Reigns, now fully heel for the first time in his singles career, promptly won the title next week at the Payback PPV.

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Roman Reigns entering the ring with his belt before the Universal Championship match vs Brock Lesnar at Barclays Center.
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Since then, Reigns has been a part of a plethora of feuds, most notably against his cousin Jey Uso and Kevin Owens. In each of his matches, he put the title on the line (except Survivor Series), and each time, he won. Roman is undefeated since his second coming in WWE.

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Be it Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, or even WWE Hall of Famer Edge, no one could topple the throne of Reigns. On the last SmackDown, he unleashed a brutal attack on SmackDown Tag Team Champions, Rey and Dominik Mysterio.

Reigns is facing a possible rebellion from his cousin Jimmy Uso, as the tension between them increases each week. Don’t forget to tune into SmackDown this week for the next chapter in the Tribal Chief’s dominance.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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