Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar have taken a detour on their road to WrestleMania. Roman was diagnosed with COVID-19 and had to miss the planned match between the two at WWE Day 1. Lesnar then went on to win the WWE Championship. The change in plans means that both Reigns and Brock are reigning world champions.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer opened the floor to some questions and answers with readers. One person asked why Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar were putting over their rivalry as if they were having a title-for-title match. That was not the plan from the start.

“I was told no. That they just did it because those two guys had the belt at the time. So it made sense to do it at the time. But, at the time, that was not the direction that they were planning on…

Lesnar and Reigns are going to have a match. I think we’ll have a lot better idea of what’s gonna happen after the Royal Rumble. But, if Seth wins and then Lesnar’s wrestling Roman, I would presume Roman beats him to win a belt back. Because Lesnar’s not going to be around long-term and Roman will be around every week.

And then Rollins, I don’t know what their plans are as far as how long he would go long-term. They could have Big E beat him or they could just keep Seth going. They could have Lashley or… Kevin Owens. I mean there’s a lot of different ways they can go.”

The match between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar is planned for WrestleMania in Dallas. It looks like the Royal Rumble will determine the future of the WWE Championship. There are a lot of moving parts here and things can always change given the situation with the pandemic.

What do you think the stakes will be when Roman Reigns takes on Brock Lesnar? Let us know in the comments!

Transcription by Ringside News

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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