After missing out on live events this past weekend, Roman Reigns announced on Monday Night Raw that he will vacate the WWE Univeral Championship due to being diagnosed with leukemia. Just two months ago, Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar at Summer Slam to become champion.
There is a reason why the WWE is so high on Reigns, with his ability to produce fantastic matches over the years. On the microphone, Reigns has contained a reputation of being the one who is shoved in the faces of the fans without having the time to grow on them.
Although he has been criticized by many, as humans, we sometimes are forced to deal with roadblocks. With Reigns now sidelined, this is quite the barrier for both sides of the situation. Per reports, Reigns will likely be out of wrestling for over a year.
For the WWE, Reigns is someone who has been at the top for the past several years, and will now be sidelined indefinitely. With the news, it’s fair to say this loss will result in other wrestlers being forced to create a legacy of their own. Even with the pending changes, the hole that Reigns will leave on the company is practically irreplaceable.
Since Monday Night Raw is without their champion, there are several options in the hands of the WWE. With household candidates in Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, almost anyone is capable of winning the title and attempting to fill that hole left by Roman Reigns.
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