Roman Reigns: WWE star clarifies his schedule, which events he will wrestle

After months of speculation, Roman Reigns has finally revealed his WWE schedule, and which events he will wrestle at in the future.

Having spent over 800 days as Undisputed Champion, ‘The Tribal Chief’ has become the undisputed face of WWE at present.

After a period of his career where his character and gimmick polarised fans, the American returned in 2020 as a heel. He subsequently turned around fan views, and became the face of the company.

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His rise to prominence has seen him take on the biggest names on the biggest of stages. And at WrestleMania 38, he claimed one of the most significant victories of his career. In a memorable encounter, he pinned Brock Lesnar in front of 78,453 fans at The AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

However, since that victory, he has somewhat slowed down his schedule, making fewer appearances.

Roman Reigns talks new deal and WWE schedule

During an appearance on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, the 37-year-old revealed all about his new contract, and when fans can expect to see him in action going forward.

His next match is scheduled for the Clash at the Castle premium live event. On September 3 in Cardiff, Wales, Reigns will defend his undisputed titles against Drew McIntyre.

After being asked why he signed a new deal, Reigns explained: “I think the main thing is when you’ve been on the road for almost ten years straight and someone who’s been at the highest level, the main event level, you know, I’ve ran a full schedule for a long time.

“Even before we went to FOX, it changed where it was SmackDown on Friday, and then we’d do two live events, Saturday, Sunday and then there was the occasional Monday Night Raw. So that’s a four-night schedule, which still isn’t as bad as it used to be.

“I mean, we used to do Friday, Saturday, Sunday live events, Monday Night Raw, then we would tape SmackDown on Tuesday. So, we were only getting a day-and-a-half because, you know, we fly out – this is before private travel and buses and all that stuff – we would fly out Wednesday morning, get home, so we’d get half of Wednesday.”

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Reigns then added that the other main reason behind agreeing to a changed schedule was so that he could spend more time with his five children. He said that WWE and Vince McMahon were “really good about accommodating that”.

Which events will Roman Reigns wrestle?

Reigns then stated the shows he will wrestle on: “The main thing is, no, we’re not gonna be on every single pay-per-view. But anything that I am on, which, of course, will be all the major ones and then a couple of the other ones. You know, that kind of fall inbetween the big four and the Saudis.

“I’ll always support those with TVs, to build the story and the rivalry going forward. So, it’s not like — compared to what I did, I guess, yeah, you could say technically, that’s, compared to a full-time, taking on everything, you only get a day-and-a-half-a-week. Yeah, I guess it’s part-time compared to what I usually run. But, I’m an annual character on WWE television.”

Reigns also alluded to the fact that he was originally scheduled for Money in the Bank. Fans questioned why he was initially featured in advertising for the event, but was then pulled entirely.

He has confirmed that, due to WWE’s decision to move the event away from the Allegiant Stadium, the company and Reigns refocused their plans towards future premium live events.

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