The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns has been absent from WWE TV for a few weeks now. His cousins, The Usos, are battling it out with Riddle and RK-Bro. Roman Reigns has wrestled in only one match since WrestleMania 38. As such, he will not be appearing at the upcoming premium live event Hell in a Cell.
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Roman Reigns’ absence has created a big void in the roster. None of his championships are up for grabs at Hell in a Cell, and it could prove costly to WWE.
The absence of Roman Reigns is causing a lack of roster depth
The Hell in a Cell premium live event match card includes matches mostly involving the RAW superstars. The apparent absence of SmackDown matches is due to WWE lacking in roster depth. This kind of problem has never affected the promotion in its history. But the release of several talents has caused a big issue in WWE.
Reports revealed that both brands would continue to have exclusive rosters. But the struggle is there with the lack of numbers. Roman Reigns’ absence has failed to attract viewers, and RAW has been performing much better than SmackDown in recent weeks.
Reigns removed from Money in the Bank
The Tribal Chief has not only been removed from Hell in a Cell, but now WWE has removed him from the Money in the Bank premium live event as well. They have stopped advertising Reigns for the 2nd July 2022 show. It had led to speculations that Reigns and several other top stars could be out of Money in the Bank.
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Reports indicate that WWE has not made its decision on if Roman Reigns will defend his title at the Money in the Bank premium live event.
They might wait until SummerSlam, which will take place on 30th July. Due to the lack of ticket sales for MITB, WWE may opt to go ahead with a less stacked card. It is clear that Reigns will be working fewer days according to his new WWE contract details.