Roman Reigns is currently the WWE Universal Champion who played a major role for the company throughout the pandemic. While, a plethora of WWE talents including two men who headlined SummerSlam last year – Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman – were released by the company this year.
This has raised concerns that top stars like Reigns could also be at risk as well. Over the past few months, WWE released many stars citing ‘budget cuts’. Some of the names include Murphy, Bo Dallas, Aleister Black, Ruby Riott, and more. The most shocking of these releases were former world champions like Bray Wyatt, Ric Flair, and Braun Strowman.
Roman Reigns could be safe
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently noted that the news of Bray Wyatt’s release has made a turmoil among the stars and they are disappointed as well. It is believed that a few big stars like ‘The Tribal Chief’ are now safe in the company. Few part-timers like John Cena and Goldberg are some of the company’s most valuable stars. Alexa Bliss & Big E ‘Private’ Video For Fans Revealed
“Wyatt, 34, who had spent his entire career with the promotion, was, according to sources in the company, told by John Laurinaitis that he was being cut for budgetary reasons. The news was a shock to most and led to a reaction that if they would cut him, who is safe with the exception of the tippy top guys like Roman Reigns,” stated Meltzer.
Reigns has been a top star on SmackDown for the past year and he is set to defend his WWE Universal Championship against John Cena at this month’s SummerSlam pay-per-view.