WWE Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns did not appear on the latest FOX Network broadcast of SmackDown. WWE.com‘s events page is currently advertising ‘The Tribal Chief’, Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Raw Superstar Becky Lynch, and Ronda Rousey for next week’s episode of SmackDown in Albany, New York at the MVP Arena.
Reigns and Rousey had missed out on the latest edition of SmackDown. However, as noted, they are both slated to work tonight’s Saturday Night’s Main Event house show in Erie Pennsylvania and tomorrow’s Sunday Night Stunner house show in Syracuse, New York. It has been also reported that next week’s SmackDown TV taping on April 22 in Albany will have an early start time of 6:30 pm EST.
The WWE roster will be in London for a live event as part of the upcoming Europe tour on April 29. So, it’s expected, while not confirmed, that next week’s SmackDown TV taping in Albany will be a double-TV taping.
Drew McIntyre wants to challenge Roman Reigns
A star who has yet to challenge Roman Reigns during his current reign is Drew McIntyre. During a recent interview with BT Sport, the Scotsman stated how he would love to take on Roman Reigns at WWE’s upcoming show in Cardiff. September’s event in Cardiff will be the first time since 1992 that WWE has hosted a stadium show in the UK.
Here is what McIntyre said:
“Roman. He’s the Champion. I’ve been away from the title for a long time. We’re on a collision course. It is five months away, if somehow we could avoid each other for five months, it would be such a big match. Especially on UK soil, I can’t imagine the atmosphere for that match.”
We asked @DMcIntyreWWE who he would want to face in the main event of the Cardiff stadium show 👀
"Roman. He's the Champion. I've been away from the title for a long time, but we're on a collision course. I can't imagine the atmosphere for that match."
Oh boy 🤩 pic.twitter.com/YvQZIpAXr5
— WWE on TNT Sports (@wweontnt) April 15, 2022