Roman Reigns will be in the house for WWE Raw in Long Island, New York on 29 November, the UBS Arena has announced.
The building tweeted the following on Tuesday evening, confirming the Universal Champion's attendance:-
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This is despite Reigns standing as a SmackDown wrestler. While WWE's loose brand split rules allow for wrestlers to cross over between shows, Roman was picked first overall in the 2021 draft on 1 October, retaining his position as the top guy on WWE's most-watched show.
WWE's ticket sales are currently lagging behind AEW's in Long Island. Tony Khan's promotion has thus far shifted 7,536 tickets (per the latest data) for an 8 December episode of Dynamite in the UBS Arena, which is more than WWE has even made available for the 29 November Raw.
At the time of writing, Raw had sold less than half as many seats as Dynamite:-
UBS Arena, Belmont Park - Long Island, NY
WWE Raw • Nov 29Available Tickets => 4,397Tickets Distributed => 2,837/7,234 (39%)AEW Dynamite • Dec 08 Available Tickets => 2,163Tickets Distributed => 7,536/9,699 (78%)https://t.co/yRCOtL75Yu pic.twitter.com/BSjWsMzxRg— WrestleTix (@WrestleTix) October 13, 2021
Whether or not the Roman Reigns announcement will help close the gap will become apparent over the coming days.
A Universal Title showdown with Brock Lesnar is currently in the pipeline for Reigns. That match takes place at Crown Jewel 2021 on 21 October, with Lesnar looking to end a run that has now stretched beyond 400 days.