[Rumor] Several Major Possible SummerSlam Opponents For Roman Reigns Revealed
Roman Reigns may once again headline a major WWE pay-per-view against another marquee opponent.
It was recently reported that John Cena, who lasted wrestled a WWE match at WrestleMania 36, could headline SummerSlam 2021. Presumably, it would be a match against the Universal Champion.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Cena and WWE have had talks regarding a return for the July 16 episode of SmackDown in Houston, Texas. This is the first stop for WWE’s planned 25-city tour that will run through Labor Day on Sept. 6. Meltzer reported that “nobody has confirmed” Reigns vs. Cena. If that match doesn’t happen? Meltzer mentioned three other major superstars as potential opponents for the Universal Champion.
“There’s also the return of Brock Lesnar as a possibility, with the Paul Heyman natural storyline, or as a real stretch, Bill Goldberg or Undertaker,” Meltzer said.
Lesnar has been off of television since WrestleMania 36, where he lost his WWE Championship to Drew McIntyre. He isn’t under contract with the company at this time, and it’s anyone’s guess when he’ll return to wrestling. Paul Heyman recently hinted that it could come soon, however.
The Undertaker announced his retirement last year, and he had his “Final Farewell” at Survivor Series. At this time, there is no indication that he would come out of retirement to wrestle another match. He previously off against Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34, and a rematch isn’t exactly a “must” here.
Goldberg’s WWE contract consists of two matches a year. He competed against Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble, and it would make sense to bring the Hall of Famer back for another match at a major pay-per-view event. Needless to say, there are several intriguing candidates here for the Universal Champion.
Reigns’ Last Match With Cena
Reigns defeated Cena in a singles match at No Mercy 2017. It was supposed to mark a defining moment in Reigns’ career to help his main event push, but it didn’t do much to win over the fan support. Reigns is now flourishing as a main event heel, and a match with Cena would be far more enticing and entertaining this time around compared to 2017. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.