WWE is holding their 30th Anniversary of RAW this week, and the company has a lot of plans for the big show. Roman Reigns is on his way to the Royal Rumble on January 28th, where he will face Kevin Owens. To prepare the Tribal Chief for that war, an “acknowledgement ceremony” was supposed to go down during the 30th Anniversary of WWE RAW. Now, WWE has changed up those plans, but it had nothing to do with The Rock not working WrestleMania.

The Rock told WWE that he won’t be ready for the ring by WrestleMania. Ringside News was able to confirm this news. The fact is that alternatives for Roman Reigns’ opponent at WrestleMania were pitched last month.

The Bloodline’s segment on RAW was switched to the Trial of Sami Zayn instead. There is a very good reason for this, as reported by Dave Meltzer in an F4WOnline daily update. Apparently, Afa and Sika weren’t ready to make the trip, and Rikisihi was sick. So, they nixed the whole thing.

Regarding the questions on the changing of the Bloodline segment fro an Acknowledgment ceremony with the family of Roman Reigns to the trial of Sami Zayn, rumors regarding this had to do with The Rock pulling out or Vince McMahon changing things are both false. Rock was never booked for the segment. The change was made because Afa & Sika & Rikishi were all not going to be able to be there. They were to be the key people but Afa & Sika were not ready for the trip and Rikishi got sick this week so the idea basically fell apart. Creative was changed with The Bloodline story on Friday to reflect the change in Raw, a what happened was not what was originally scripted to happen. 


We will have to see how the Trial of Sami Zayn goes down on RAW. Obviously, WWE has a lot of things that need to happen before WrestleMania rolls around, and this weekend’s Royal Rumble will be a big show for their faction. Sadly, a big family reunion won’t go down this week on RAW, but that doesn’t make their destination any less exciting.

Keep checking back with Ringside News for more updates from the always changing world of pro wrestling.

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