Last year, Roman Reigns took a hiatus from WWE to coincide with the outbreak of the global pandemic. He caused a sensation by his absence at WrestleMania 36, the most important pay-per-view on the calendar, which was divided into two evenings to make the performance of the show even more captivating.
The former Shield member then made his return to SummerSlam, where he showed a new side to his character. From that moment on, the 'Tribal Chief' had perhaps the best moment of his entire career, also receiving the appreciation of the WWE Universe thanks to a turn heel as shocking as desired.
Many believe that the absence of a live audience helped him to better develop the narrative of his character, taking away that pinch of pressure that often makes a negative difference. In a recent interview with Forbes, the current Universal Champion expressed the feelings he has experienced over the past year and a half.
Roman said: "Business is made up of moments. Our job is to try to capture these moments to thrill the live audience in arenas and stadiums. Not having that component of the performance due to all the restrictions related to the pandemic, made me understand even more the importance of the details, the nuances of the narrative and everything that contributes to making a segment epic.
The WWE product is different from the others, we don't have an off-season, that is, a 3-5 month period in which we can gather around the table and create the stories. Our business is constantly evolving and being developed in real time.
It is really important to have a solid foundation, in order to create a complex, sophisticated and at the same time entertaining narrative." WWE is set to return 'on the road' from July 16, as the upcoming episode of SmackDown will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
Just two days after the blue show, Reigns will be called upon to defend his title against Edge at Money in the Bank.
Will Brock Lesnar return to Money in the Bank?
It's now over a year that Brock Lesnar has disappeared from WWE's radar but WWE Universe fans have been waiting for months and probably 'hoping' for a sensational return of The Beast Incarnate, absent specifically from the match against Drew McIntyre at Wrestlemania 36.
The contract of the former WWE Champion has long since expired, there have been several rumors about Lesnar, even about his arrival in All Elite Wrestling, but the reality is that the wrestler is waiting for any new and good offers.
In recent weeks there has been a lot of discussion about a sensational return of Brock Lesnar in WWE, in particular in that of SummerSlam and this thing could presuppose a return of the wrestler during the Pay per View of Hell in A Cell.
In the course of Raw Talk the wrestler of the red show Ricochet, wrestler who will be a participant in the Ladder Match in Money in the Bank has launched an interesting possibility, something that could shock both the WWE Universe and the insiders, here are his words : "This is only my second Money in the Bank Match, already in the first time Brock Lesnar appeared out of nowhere and cost the match.
I hope he won't show up again because it would be bad news for all of us." Ricochet's reminiscent occasion is the 2019 Multi-Man Ladder Match when Brock Lesnar appeared out of nowhere and won the briefcase. On that occasion the other participants in the event were Randy Orton, Finn Balor, Drew McIntyre, Andrade, Ali and Baron Corbin as well as of course Ricochet.
For some time there has been talk of a possible return to Brock Lesnar's Smackdown that could launch a challenge and create a dream match against WWE Tribal Chief Roman Reigns, a match that all WWE dreams of and awaits and that could also see among the protagonists also Paul Heyman with the Mad Genius protagonist first in the career of The Beast Incarnate as Manager and now as adviser to the currently most important wrestler within the WWE.