WWE Royal Rumble 2022: Universal Championship Match Set – The Universal Championship will be defended at the Royal Rumble PPV event on Sunday January 29 at the Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. Champion Roman Reigns, who nearly crushed everyone on the Smackdown roster, will stake his title on his old one Shield Brother Seth Rollins, who comes from Monday Night Raw.
WWE Royal Rumble 2022: In the very first Smackdown of 2022, Adam Pearce was given the task of finalizing a challenger for Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble PPV event. Pearce approached Reigns in the latter’s locker room. However, the authority figure was sent in by the champ, who was busy watching his cousin’s Usos on TV defend their titles against the New Day in the night’s main event.
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WWE Royal Rumble 2022: Universal Championship to be defended at Royal Rumble PPV event, check details
Once the match was over, Seth Rollins knocked on Reigns’ door and walked into the suite to have a brief stare with his former brother Shield. The night ended with Rollins mocking Roman’s face as the latter bristled. Roman seemed upset with Pearce’s choice, but now we have this match served on our plates for the Royal Rumble PPV event.
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WWE Royal Rumble 2022: Roman Reigns’ COVID-19 break forced a change of plans
Roman Reigns was set to defend his WWE Day 1 PPV title against Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar. However, when Roman tested positive for COVID-19, he was forced to miss the PPV event, and ultimately, Brock Lesnar had to be instilled into the WWE Championship bout.
Lesnar became the WWE Champion in the Fatal Five-a-side and will defend the title against All-Mighty Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble PPV event. Monday Night Raw had a clear picture of their top defending champion, but no opponents were decided for Smackdown’s Roman Reigns. Drew McIntyre was chosen to challenge Roman at the Royal Rumble PPV event, but with an injured neck, Seth Rollins was forced to cross the marks and get into the picture of the Universal Title. Seth vs. Roman has always been an epic contest, and the same could be expected at the Royal Rumble PPV.
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