Next Defense of Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Possible Date, Location, and Opponent for Roman Reigns
After defeating Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns has held the WWE Universal Championship for more than 78 days. He last defended his belt on live television during WrestleMania Night 2’s main event. His most recent defense was against Rey Mysterio on June 17 at a SuperShow in Cincinnati.
Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa are scheduled to face The Usos at Money in the Bank. Roman’s involvement in the tag team division is aimed at extending his reign of over 1,021 days as the champion, which has left fans wondering who he will face next and when. The upcoming Premium Live Event in July will be the third time since WrestleMania where the Undisputed Title won’t be available.
Based on what’s happening on SmackDown, it seems that Roman Reigns might defend his WWE Championship against one of The Usos at SummerSlam. Roman is highly favored by the company to be in the main event of important live events like the Big Five.
Next opponent of Roman Reigns
Coming from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, it is expected that Roman’s opponent on August 5 will most likely be Jey Uso, who is a major competitor. This choice is based on the fact that Jey Uso’s actions played a significant role in causing The Bloodline to break up.
Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso III.
Undisputed Universal Championship.
— Pro Wrestling Finesse (@ProWFinesse) June 18, 2023
Jey took the decision to support his brother Jimmy the previous Friday. Jey, who used to be Roman Reigns’ right-hand man, delivered a devastating Superkick to assault both Reigns and Solo Sikoa. After experiencing several humiliations at the hands of The Tribal Chief, Jey has now reached his breaking point, effectively ending his two-year-old existence on the island.
Reigns close to some major milestones
The news that Reigns might become the third-longest reigning WWE Champion came just a few weeks before he reached 1000 days as champion, surprising the wrestling community. According to reports, he is on course to break Hulk Hogan’s record on September 13, 2024. In the process of achieving that goal, The Head of the Table has the potential to break two additional long-standing records. Next week, he might exceed Pedro Morales’ title record of 1027 days, and nothing appears to be standing in his way.
If Roman Reigns can successfully hold onto the title until January 22 of the following year, he might also surpass Bruno Sammartino’s record reign of 1237 days as the WWWF Heavyweight Champion.
Many people believe that Jey Uso, Bobby Lashley, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton’s projected comeback are the top candidates who will pose the most difficulties to Roman Reigns, the Tribal Chief.