Roman Reigns has not wrestled on WWE’s last two premium live events. While he is set to take on Brock Lesnar in a last-man-standing match at SummerSlam, the Tribal Chief hasn’t been around as much as many fans would like the world champion to be.
On Saturday night in Sacramento, California, Reigns competed at a WWE live event. With a crowd of over 7,000 fans on hand, fans got to see a nearly 30-minute main event. Roman Reigns defended the undisputed title against Drew McIntyre.
According to F4WOnline, the event had the largest crowd since the March 5 show that featured Roman Reigns taking on Brock Lesnar. After the match, Reigns cut promo that was said to make him come off as a huge babyface. It was Roman’s first house show appearance in several weeks. On Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer talked about Reigns working live events but being absent at larger shows.
“You know, it was really interesting to me, Roman was in Sacramento last night at a house show. And it’s like, he worked a house show, but he didn’t work the last two pay-per-views.”
Roman Reigns headlining WWE’s Sacramento event seems to have drawn a very nice house. As far as how WWE does business, that could be even more important than having him wrestle at premium live events on Peacock. WWE gets paid by NBC Universal whether those shows draw viewers or not.
It will be interesting to see how much more we see of Roman Reigns this Summer. He is expected to wrestle at Clash at the Castle and is already booked for the main event of SummerSlam with Brock Lesnar. Time will tell what Vince McMahon has in store for the undisputed champ.
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