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WWE looking to move Roman Reigns to SmackDown Live

According to a report from PWInsider Elite, WWE officials are discussing the possibility of moving former WWE Champion Roman Reigns over to the blue brand.

With the possibility of another WWE Draft being held this Summer, higher-ups are contemplating moving Reigns over to SmackDown to get him out of a repetitive cycle of feuding against Kevin Owens. They would much rather have him work with a variety of strong heels such as The Miz and Baron Corbin.

We also previously reported that Reigns is being looked at for the main event of Wrestlemania 34 already, where the WWE will reportedly give him the keys to the kingdom, making him the new face of the company, with a WWE Universal Title win over Brock Lesnar. If Reigns is to move to SmackDown, however, this will be tough to book unless he wins the Rumble again.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more…

  • D2K

    He’s got one thing going for him. He needs to increase his relationship with WWE management by 0%.

  • CC

    This story is so full of conflict and speculation, that it really is not funny.
    Firstly, saying that Lesnar will be Universal champion in a years time is pure speculation. We all know WWE does not plan this far ahead, and Vince changes his mind on a minute to minute basis.

    Also, saying “It would be tough to book” unless Reigns wins the Rumble is laughable.
    If there is a draft, then there is absolutely nothing stopping the champions being drafted with their titles.
    Of course, god forbid Diaz think logically for a second.
    Winning the Rumble would not automatically allow him to challenge for the other brands title. WWE dropped the idea that you can challenge for whatever you want years ago.

    I think the only parts of this story that have any truth is that they might have him swap brands and that he might headline WM34.

    Other reasons they would not plan this far ahead include Lesnar’s contract and possible injuries for anyone.

  • M

    Wouldn’t mind him taking the Universal title to SD so we can be rid of that hideous Red belt and turn it blue. It still doesn’t line up though. I’d be surprised if he makes the move, it’d be much easier moving Owens to SD.

  • Jolly Green Giant

    Completely agree. More in terms of who he could be not who he is. I mean he could fill that void that Triple H left when he was not longer wrestling.

  • pitfallharry219

    He’d have improve his ring skills by 100% and his mic skills by 200% to even come close to Triple H.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    They could go with then whole Benoit thing again and give him a choice or he says he wasn’t sure the universals title title shot.

  • MrDr3w

    If he wins the Rumble, he’d fight for the Smackdown Championship, not the Universal Championship.

  • Jolly Green Giant

    Give him the keys…only if you turn him heel. He could be the next Triple H if he turns heel since he’s hated already, so it makes sense.