WWE's Plan For Roman Reigns Vs. Sami Zayn Revealed

An update on what WWE has in mind for its two hottest stars after Royal Rumble 2023.

Roman Reigns Sami Zayn

WWE currently plans on having Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns go one-on-one at Elimination Chamber 2023.

Dave Meltzer reported as much in the latest Figure Four Online/Wrestling Observer Daily Update column. Reigns vs. Zayn is seemingly "as confirmed as it can be" for the main event slot.

Elimination Chamber 2023 takes place in Zayn's Montreal, Quebec, Canada hometown on 18 February. This alone would guarantee a monstrous reception for the now-former 'Honorary Uce', though investment levels in the ongoing Bloodline storyline should take this to a completely different level. Zayn turned on Reigns at Royal Rumble 2023, doing so in an attempt at saving Kevin Owens, scoring one of the biggest pops in recent memory in the process.


Zayn currently stands as one of the most over acts in wrestling. This has led to many questioning the WrestleMania 39 main event, which, at the time of writing, looks like Reigns defending the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Rumble winner Cody Rhodes. For now, Sami isn't slotted in against Roman at 'Mania.

Owens and Zayn challenging for The Usos' Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships has also been speculated for 'Mania. This was complicated at the Rumble, where Jey Uso walked out on the Bloodline during their beatdown of Zayn.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.