Roman Reigns’ return to WWE television at SummerSlam was a shocking moment that was also kept as a closely guarded secret. It also took a bit of planning to pull off.
While speaking on the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast, Dave Meltzer mentioned how much time it took to get these plans in motion. They have wanted to pair Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman for a while now. It’s been in the cards, but they haven’t put those plans in motion until now.
This wasn’t an idea that was just “thrown together.” It was also kept very close to the vest as Ringside News has previously reported.
The idea has been out there to turn Roman Reigns heel for a while now. WWE pulled the trigger at this moment. They not only wanted Reigns back on television, but they were also paying Paul Heyman a top dollar performers contract and not using him.