Roman Reigns Reportedly Not Planned For WWE Backlash

Following this past Monday’s post-WWE WrestleMania 39 Raw, viewers saw a few top stars have their creative courses charted for the foreseeable future. Cody Rhodes, who was unable to capture the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship from Roman Reigns this past Sunday night, was blindsided by Brock Lesnar just before a tag team match against The Bloodline. Now, it looks as if the two could be destined for a match against each other next month at WWE Backlash.

Rey Mysterio’s feud with his son, Dominik, looks to be continuing into Backlash, as Prison Dom cost his father a win over United States Champion, Austin Theory. Following the loss, Dom Dom got in the face of Bad Bunny, who was sitting ringside, before eating a slap for his troubles. Damian Priest hauled Bad Bunny over the barricade and dropped him through the announce table ringside. A Bad Bunny and Rey Mysterio versus Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio now also looks to be set for the big San Juan show.

While both matches certainly have star power, and the pro wrestling world talking, arguably WWE’s biggest name may not even appear as part of the promotion’s return to Puerto Rico. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that, as of this past Monday, the plan was for Roman Reigns not to be on the WWE Backlash card. He is, however, expected to take part in “other major events” in the coming months.

One of those major events, which could also be the stage for Lesnar versus Rhodes, if WWE decides to hold off, is the company’s next event in Saudi Arabia, King & Queen Of The Ring on May 27. No opponent was named in the report as Reigns’ next challenger, so that leaves a pretty wide-open field. By the time the show comes around Lesnar or Rhodes could be coming off a big win, Bad Bunny as well for that matter, but with WWE’s history of pulling out big names for Saudi shows, anything is possible.

Stay with Haus of Wrestling for all the latest regarding Roman Reigns’ next Undisputed WWE Universal Championship defense.