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Reigns Reportedly Remaining Heel for Foreseeable Future
Despite the return of Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, there are reportedly no plans for WWE to show Standard champion Roman Reigns face.
In accordance with PWInsider (h/t Jack Waynick of Ringside News), Reigns will live in his heel role on SmackDown as The Tribal Chief.
After Reigns beat John Cena within the most important event of SummerSlam to defend the Standard title, Lesnar made his lengthy-awaited return to WWE, exhibiting for the first time since WrestleMania 36 in April 2020. Lesnar confronted Reigns and Paul Heyman, who’s for the time being Reigns’ special counsel and beforehand Reigns’ recommend.
Lesnar has been a heel for the overwhelming majority of his occupation and has had Heyman by his side as successfully. If the realizing is for him to feud with Reigns’, on the opposite hand, Lesnar will likely be the de facto face, and he’ll must tear up in opposition to Heyman as a change.
Composed, Heyman presents a built-in safety blanket for Lesnar, since he’ll mild be heavily enthusiastic in his storyline and would possibly perchance attain a range of speaking as successfully.
Being a babyface is now not fully foreign to Lesnar, nonetheless he hasn’t completed great of it all the very most realistic way through his occupation, particularly since returning in 2012.
Reigns is firing on all cylinders and doing basically the most easy work of his occupation, although, that strategy it would possibly most likely most likely perchance likely be a uncomfortable resolution on WWE’s segment to show him heel after easiest one 300 and sixty five days as a face.
WWE is easiest off letting both Reigns and Lesnar attain what they attain easiest, and it promises to result in a astronomical feud and match within the strategy.
Rumors on Lesnar, Lynch Returns at SummerSlam
WWE made a mountainous splash at SummerSlam with the returns of Brock Lesnar and Becky Lynch on the heels of CM Punk debuting for AEW on Rampage in some unspecified time in the future earlier.
In accordance with Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc.com’s Marc Middleton), Lesnar’s return, in explicit, turned into keep collectively “on the supreme minute” for a alternative of causes, including the must fight Punk’s AEW debut.
Meltzer additionally reported that both Lesnar and Lynch possess been positioned to be on SmackDown as a strategy of appeasing Fox executives who’re unhappy WWE did now not originate a higher play for Punk.
Fox getting two mountainous stars in Lesnar and Lynch reportedly is now not sitting successfully with USA Network, which airs Raw.
Per Andrew Zarian of the Mat Males Professional Wrestling Podcast (h/t H Jenkins of Ringside News), USA Network and NBC executives possess “a minute bit of a anguish) with WWE stacking the SmackDown roster.
Even sooner than Lesnar and Lynch returned, SmackDown turned into regarded as WWE’s “A” exhibit due to the the presence of stars similar to Reigns, Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks, Edge and Seth Rollins, among others.
Whereas the Lesnar return turned into universally renowned among fans, Lynch’s return got more of a mixed reaction since she replaced Banks as Belair’s opponent and beat her in seconds for the SmackDown Females’s title after hitting The EST with a low-designate shot.
That turned into reportedly the initiate of a heel turn, and Meltzer (h/t Felix Upton of Ringside News) noted that Lynch turned into impressed by Reigns’ success as a heel to be a heel in her private staunch.
It turned into a heel turn that helped resolve Lynch to the following level and aided within the enlighten of her “The Man” character, even supposing she grew to turn out to be so standard that it necessitated a face turn.
One thing the same would possibly perchance happen this time around, and if it does, Lynch has a possibility to be a higher vital person than ever.
Nakamura Reportedly Signs New WWE Contract
Intercontinental champion and king of WWE Shinsuke Nakamura has reportedly signed a contract extension with WWE.
Zarian (h/t H Jenkins) reported the transfer, even supposing the phrases of the deal had been now not revealed.
Nakamura, 41, signed with WWE in 2016 after a extremely a success occupation in Japan. As segment of New Japan Professional-Wrestling, The King of Right Sort turned into a 3-time IWGP Heavyweight champion and five-time IWGP Intercontinental champion.
Upon arriving in WWE, Nakamura hasty grew to turn out to be a major vital person in NXT, keeping the NXT Championship twice.
Nakamura then gained the Royal Rumble early in his tenure on the most important roster, even supposing he fell instant in his grunt to beat AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34.
Composed, Nakamura has enjoyed a astronomical deal of success on the most important roster, including being a two-time IC champ, two-time United States champion and one-time SmackDown Tag Team champion with Cesaro.
Currently, Nakamura is paired with Rick Boogs, who has performed a process in Nakamura beating Baron Corbin for his crown and Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental title.
Nakamura is a key segment of the SmackDown midcard, and if he has indeed inked a brand unique style out WWE, that will likely proceed to be the case arresting ahead.
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