On the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that there might be a lot more going on when it comes to the future of Roman Reigns than just The Big Dog missing this year’s WrestleMania. Essentially, just because WWE may figure out how to air shows after the “stay at home” fan lifts or if arena shows become possible, doesn’t mean Reigns will be a part of them.
Roman Reigns’ fight against CML leukemia has weakened his immune system to that point that any contact to the COVID-19 virus becomes extremely dangerous. He’s more hard-pressed to fight off the disease should he contract it and backstage in WWE circles, it’s apparently being discussed that WWE needs to make plans as though Reigns won’t be part of television programming until the entire situation with regards to coronavirus is brought under control.
That means, if Florida removes the mandate to stay at home or lifts the ban of 50 or less people in the audience, expect Reigns to still be gone and out of WWE activities for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, Meltzer included Daniel Bryan in that conversation as well. He explains:
The other thing that was brought up to me actually yesterday by someone was that you realize for both of those guys (Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan), certainly for Roman Reigns, that he probably, and I’m sure this isn’t going to happen, but realistically, he probably shouldn’t be doing this for a long time. This is not about WrestleMania, this is about long after WrestleMania. We have until this thing is way under control, and I’m not talking about where we’re going to restaurants again, but way under control or there is a vaccine, hopefully, that soon.
What Does That Mean For The Championship?
More than most stars, Reigns has to practice social distancing. Not just until things seem to be a little better, but until things are far more improved and or a vaccine is available.
Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin was the first to report about Roman Reigns reportedly pulling out of his WrestleMania match with Goldberg. Speculation is that Braun Strowman will be taking his place. But, is Strowman set to win the title; because most people felt Reigns probably was.
If WWE decides to keep Goldberg around, that’s one thing. But, there were no reports suggesting that to be the case. That might mean, whoever takes on Goldberg could become champion and get the chance to carry the torch for WWE during this very strange time.
Meanwhile, the best course of action is for Reigns to stay as safe as possible.