We reported on Thursday, that WWE Undipited Universal Champion Roman Reigns is set to miss the upcoming Hell In A Cell premium live event following the news he has signed a new contract and will be taking some time off over the summer. His new contract also will see him work fewer WWE Live events, especially in smaller markets.
In an update from Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the creative plan for when Reigns going forward is for Drew McIntyre to challenge for the WWE Universal Championship at the Clash at the Castle stadium show in the United Kingdom.
“This changes by the hour but right now the plan is not for McIntyre to challenge, since the working idea is Reigns vs. McIntyre on 9/3 in Cardiff. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of options, as Goldberg vs. Reigns was already blown off, as was Lesnar, although you could always do it again.
“The only other guys at this point who are pushed at that level would be Bobby Lashley or Randy Orton. They did a Shinsuke Nakamura tease, but then he lost to Sami Zayn, so that hardly feels like a worthy stadium title challenger. But nothing is fully settled.”
WWE Clash at the Castle takes place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on September 3.
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