WWE Royal Rumble 2021: Roman Reigns Gets New Opponent; More Updates
Rumors were already there that the opponent for Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble 2021 could be changed, down the road. After all, WWE Producer Adam Pearce was never a suitable opponent for him. Finally, WWE confirmed the same in an interesting way by the end of last night’s Smackdown.
Roman Reigns previously forced WWE official Adam Pearce to be his new number-one contender for a title match at the Royal Rumble 2021 pay-per-view. During this week’s SmackDown, that match was declared to be a No DQ affair. Then then the stipulation was again changed to Last Man Standing, as per the wish of the champion.
The show-closing segment witnessed Pearce and Reigns put their signs on the contract in the middle of the ring. Once that was done, Pearce pulled a swerve by saying that he was dealing with a knee injury after the contract was signed. Pearce then introduced us to the new challenger, Kevin Owens.
Owens then signed the contract and taunted Reigns to close this week’s SmackDown. Owens vs. Reigns was then officially declared for Royal Rumble 2021 pay-per-view in a Last Man Standing match.