WWE Superstar Roman Reigns is certainly one of the top competitors in the company right now and has been on a solid run as the WWE Universal Champion, but he is losing his top spot to two WWE Smackdown women. Roman Reigns successfully defended his WWE Universal Championship against WWE Hall Of Famer Edge and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match in the main event of Night Two of WrestleMania 37. Roman Reigns might also be losing Paul Heyman eventually.
Roman Reigns also successfully retained his WWE Universal Championship against Cesaro in the main event of WrestleMania Backlash. Roman Reigns was scheduled to defend his WWE Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio at the WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. However, that match was shifted to a previous episode of Friday Night Smackdown.
Roman Reigns would successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio as well and went on to defeat Edge and John Cena in subsequent title matches at WWE Money In The Bank and WWE SummerSlam respectively. He then retained his title against Finn Balor at WWE Extreme Rules as well. He defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 and became the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion as well. He beat Brock at SummerSlam as well and then defeated Logan Paul at WWE Crown Jewel.
In an interview with the Talk Is Jericho podcast in 2021, Lana revealed that Reigns and Nia Jax had a “major pushback” backstage:
“We were supposed to do this whole table spot on the show, and then Roman did not want that because he had a table spot with [Drew McIntyre]. There was some major pushback between the Samoans, Nia and Roman. I’m caught in the middle. We had a huge spot. […] So the whole table spot got taken out, and then Vince thought it would be hilarious if I didn’t get in the match at all.
Nia would not let me get in at all, and then I win because everyone gets eliminated, and he thought that was the most hilarious thing. Shane McMahon thought it was hilarious. They’re like, this has never been done before.
I get that business side of it all, but it was really dramatic. There was all this stuff happening. I’m crying in a corner because I’m like, I just want to wrestle. I’m calling Nattie. ‘Nattie, I’m hiding in this corner and crying. I just want to wrestle. I want to prove myself,’ and Nattie’s like, ‘You’re still winning? Who cares?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I want to prove myself.’ TJ [Wilson] really wanted me to get in and wrestle a little bit […] He had to even fight for that with Vince