Roman Reigns fans could be in for a treat on Sunday! On the latest episode of the “Nitty Gritty Dirt Show” on RussosBrand.com, host Billi Bhatti and former WWE writer Vince Russo, discussed how it’s believed ‘The Swiss Superman’ and former WWE United States champion Cesaro will be the one that wins the Smackdown Elimination Chamber and get an automatic shot at the WWE Universal Championship against ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns. The winner of Drew McIntyre’s Elimination Chamber match was reportedly spoiled.
Billi Bhatti said on The Nitty Gritty Dirt Show on RussosBrand.com, “This Sunday, you will see Cesaro, I think, win the Chamber. Not think, I’ve been told. I don’t want to overcommit due to how this company has been changing stuff, it’s concerning.”
He later said, “I also know that Cesaro is supposed to win the Chamber, not Kevin Owens. Kevin Owens is the betting favorite at the moment. I’ve been told that’s not right, Cesaro is the plan at the moment.”
An Edge Elimination Chamber surprise twist was pitched. Regardless of who Reigns faces, it will be a big name! In other news regarding Roman Reigns, former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz recently discussed Reigns getting booed at the 2015 Royal Rumble match during a podcast interview. This WWE icon also discussed wanting Roman Reigns as an opponent when he was retired.
Gewirtz said: “It was sort of the same unspoken but spoken moment that I had with John Cena when the two of us watched The Marine privately in the offices of WWE….at the time, we watched it, and we just sort of gave each other a look. And then John’s like, ‘Let’s go get something to drink.’ It was kind of similar a little bit with the Royal Rumble that year. If you notice, Dwayne, DJ, The Rock, he is an expert at reading the crowd. His connection to the audience is what he’s most proud of and why he comes back and why we’re doing our NBC show too.
Later continuing: “If you look at his facial expression, he will never be one to, if the crowd is going one way, he won’t just ignore it. He kind of had the same look on his face if you noticed that. It’s in all the stills too where he’s kind of listening to the audience reaction similar to his match with Hulk Hogan in Toronto at WrestleMania 18 where he’s like, ‘Hmm, interesting.’ We didn’t really talk about it extensively afterwards, but it was obviously there. You’re not blind. We’re not going to sugarcoat it and go like, ‘Yeah, that Philly crowd. What are you gonna do? Anyways, the audience really loves him.’”
Credit to ewrestlingnews for the second half of the transcription.