It was reported back in April of this year that there were no plans for “The Head Of The Table” Roman Reigns to lose his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship anytime soon because the promotion wanted to elevate him to the level of someone like WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino. A report was then made prior to the WWE’s Clash At The Castle Event that there were discussions of having “The Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns drop his Undisputed WWE Universal Title to Drew McIntyre in Cardiff, Wales and turn babyface soon after, but it was not noted if Triple H was seriously considering this massive change or not.
A source who knows the WWE’s creative process then revealed that nothing has changed and no plans are still in place for Roman Reigns to lose his championship this year and for him to turn babyface as he and his special counsel Paul Heyman share the same sentiment of Reigns still being a heel and the WWE Undisputed Universal Champion when he eventually wrestles The Rock at next year’s WWE WrestleMania 39 Event in Los Angeles and walk out of the match with a massive win.
Ringside News reports that not only has Reigns and Heyman turn down the creative change of having The Tribal Chief’s character turn babyface, but a member of the WWE’s creative team had this to say about the conversation Reigns and Heyman had with the team:
“They both are always telling writers ‘the character is the champion, the top attraction, the WrestleMania main event, the one who everyone relies on.’ They always use the word “burden” as in “the burden the top attraction feels at all times.”
Roman Reigns had a major character change, when he won the WWE Universal Championship at the 2022 WWE SummerSlam Event and that would result in the massive success he has been having as of late and would also be the reason for his pro wrestling career to catapult in the level it is in, with him being the biggest superstar in the WWE today. Reigns spoke with Sportskeeda on what led to him turning heel.
This is what Roman Reigns said:
“So, it was one of those things where it was like, ‘Man, I want to do this because I know I can tap into a different level of character work. I know I can create so many more layers as a performer if they allow me to do this’ but the numbers just wouldn’t let me. When the opportunity came I jumped on it. It was kind of a team discussion. Obviously, you gotta have the big man involved and gotta have the blessing from him. But, it just all seemed to work out with perfect timing.”