WWE's Roman Reigns To Take "Significant Break" Once He Loses His Titles
The Head of the Table is set for an extended hiatus.
While it currently remains to be seen whether Roman Reigns will indeed drop the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39, the Tribal Chief will reportedly be taking an extended leave of absence whenever he does lose his two titles.
As detailed by WrestleVotes to GiveMeSport, should Reigns indeed lose at this year's Showcase of the Immortals, he may well then be away from WWE TV until SummerSlam in August.
Adding to this: I’m told this is contingent on if / when Reigns eventually loses the titles. As of now, those plans are not certain. https://t.co/ZhVALxMdst— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 21, 2023
Of course, Roman Reigns is these days contracted to lesser dates as part of a lighter schedule, and thus it would only make sense that the Head of the Table may take a hiatus as and when his monstrous reign at the top of the mountain comes to an end.
The past several years have seen major names such as Brock Lesnar, John Cena and the Undertaker take prolonged absences from WWE once a big match is in the rear-view mirror. Granted, 'Taker is nowadays retired, and Cena's focus is on Hollywood, but the point is that taking several months off at a time is par the course for those contracted to a reduced WWE schedule.
A truly iconic run of the modern era, Roman Reigns' current dominance dates back to 30 August 2020, where he won the Universal Title at Payback, emerging victorious in a triple threat bout featuring Braun Strowman and then-Universal Champion Bray Wyatt. Since then, the Bloodline leader added the WWE Title to his collection after defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.
The common belief right now is that Cody Rhodes will indeed finish his story at WrestleMania 39 and walk out of California's SoFi Stadium as the new Undisputed WWE Champion, although WWE could always fool us all and have the American Nightmare come up short on the Grandest Stage of Them All.