Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns are once again set to collide inside the squared circle as fans are thrilled about it. ‘The Beast Incarnate’ made a shocking return on last week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown and sent a statement to ‘The Tribal Chief’ after hitting an ‘F-5.’ It transpired after Reigns successfully defended his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Riddle. A WWE Hall of Fame recently pitched an idea that would help Lesnar. The multi-time World Champion Randy Orton is out of action with a back injury and it caused WWE to change their plans for the Trible Chief at SummerSlam.
Randy Orton was planned to face Roman Reigns
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that the decision to move forward with Reigns and Lesnar was taken for two primary reasons. One of the reasons was the injury of top stars like Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes. Another being that Lesnar was the only credible superstar they had left for a major match against Reigns.
”Following injuries to Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes, and blowing off Riddle on Smackdown, the WWE title picture looked empty again, which led to the return of Brock Lesnar,” said Meltzer.
”On the other hand, Reigns and Lesnar are the only two people truly pushed and protected at PPV level with the exception of the injured Rhodes, and it’s by far the biggest match they can do in the SummerSlam title match,” he added.
Reigns and Lesnar will once again go head to head at WWE SummerSlam Premium Live Event on Saturday, July 30.