Billi Bhatti reported on Keepin’ it 100 that many backstage think John Cena canceled his plans to wrestle at SummerSlam against Theory because of Vince McMahon’s scandals, and is trying to create some distance from the situation.
Bhatti also wondered if The Rock may back out of a rumored WrestleMania match against Roman Reigns for the same reason, with The Disco Inferno stating he can see Cena and The Rock distancing themselves from WWE.
Fans have been buzzing about a potential encounter between the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Rock at WrestleMania 39. However, it was reported that that if The Rock doesn’t return to WWE, then it’ll likely be Cody Rhodes who’ll face The Tribal Chief at The Grandest Stage of Them All next year. Recently, the former WWE Magazine writer Brian R. Solomon recently gave his take on the potential bout between two of the biggest stars of the Samoan lineage, Roman Reigns and The Rock.
The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion has not been featured more often after defeating Brock Lesnar to become the undisputed champion at WrestleMania 38. His most recent appearance came on the latest episode of SmackDown, where he kicked off the show.
There are not many options for Roman Reigns
Solomon, an author and former employee of WWE Magazine, believes that the promotion currently has the 37-year-old champion in a holding pattern. He recently spoke with the Cheap Heat Productions podcast and said that there aren’t too many options for The Tribal Chief right now.
Brian said that there are stars that Reigns could have a good match with Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, Brock Lesnar, but fans know that they are not going to defeat him.
During the interview, Solomon also discussed the rumored match between The Rock and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. He stated that a match between the two cousins is bigger than the title:
“We’re thinking The Rock might be on the horizon for WrestleMania but like I’ve said before, they don’t need the title for that match. That match is bigger than the title. You can have Rock vs. Roman, Cody vs. somebody, maybe Brock for the title. The more I think about it, the more I think that might actually be what happens,” Solomon said.
As of now, Reigns is set to defend her title against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam Premium Live Event on Saturday, July 30.