A new report has suggested that WWE is saving a potential clash between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre for a huge show in the summer.
After Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to become the Undisputed Universal Champion, many fans wondered where his next challenger might be coming from.
On the SmackDown after WrestleMania, Reigns and the Bloodline delivered a beatdown on Shinsuke Nakamura, but the assault didn’t end up producing a storyline. Instead, Reigns has got involved with the heated rivalry between The Usos and RK-Bro. This in turn has seen Drew McIntyre, join forces with Riddle and Randy Orton to even the odds.
The ever-increasing tension has led to a planned tag team unification match being scrapped, with a huge six-man tag team match being set for WrestleMania Backlash.
Speaking on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE are attempting to save a blockbuster singles clash between Reigns and McIntyre for a big event in the summer.
“The deal is Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, even though they’re working at the house shows, from a pay-per-view standpoint I guess they want to save that for the bigger shows,”
“They need something big. They don’t have that big match and I guess Roman…Roman’s the biggest star and his biggest opponent right now is Drew so they’re saving that for quote ‘a bigger show than this one’ because this one is whatever.”
Interestingly, McIntyre has been open about his desire to face Reigns at ‘Clash at the Castle’ on September 3rd in Cardiff, Wales. Speaking shortly after the announcement of the UK stadium show, the Scottish Warrior said that as the champion, Reigns was his main target.
H/t to wrestlingnews.co for the transcription.