Roman Reigns returned to WWE TV screens at SummerSlam last year, after taking a few months off to be with his family during the pandemic. The 'Tribal Chief' suddenly attacked Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt on the show, only to take the Universal Championship a week later on the occasion of the 'Payback' pay-per-view.
The former Shield member wanted to join forces with Paul Heyman at SmackDown, as well as adding loyal Jey and Jimmy Uso to his lineup. The faction known as 'Bloodline' currently holds all the blue roster belts, as Reigns is the Universal Champion while the Usos have become Tag Team Champions.
In a recent interview published in Sports Illustrated, Reigns explained that he made two specific requests to the WWE management before his return to the ring. Reigns will face John Cena at SummerSlam. He said: "I had two very important requests for them.
I absolutely wanted to work with Michael Hayes, he and I are inseparable. He has been with me since the Shield and our bond extends far beyond the working environment. Many of the people around me have close contact with my family as well, we knew each other before I became a superstar.
Some have almost seen me born. The second request was Paul Heyman of course," confided Reigns. After the end of his collaboration with Brock Lesnar, Heyman contributed greatly to Roman's success. "He is a great weapon in my arsenal.
He is always close to me and allows me to carefully evaluate every scenario that lies ahead," he analyzed the Universal sample. The latter is preparing to face John Cena at SummerSlam, the most anticipated pay-per-view of the summer, which will be staged in Las Vegas on 21 August.
The leader of the Cenation made an appearance at the end of Money in the Bank, ending an absence of more than a year. Also noteworthy is the match between Bobby Lashley and Goldberg, who will be giving away the WWE Championship in just over a week.
Can Ric Flair return to the ring?
Among the world's greatest pro-wrestling legends of the past 50 years, the name of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, multiple world champion of the Stamford federation and the defunct Turner company, WCW, certainly resonates.
he then moved his steps also in the TNA rings, only to retire definitively from wrestling wrestling a few years ago. His last official match in the WWE rings dates back to Wrestlemania 24, where Shawn Michaels defeated him in his last fight, the stipulation of which was that if Ric had lost the match, he would have to retire and after a very emotional match, a moved Flair left the federation rings, greeting everyone the next day, in an episode of Monday Night Raw dedicated to him and his farewell.
Apparently, however, this goodbye may not be definitive, given the recent words of Booker T, who would swear he heard Ric Flair talk about a retirement that will never come, because he will die as a wrestler and not as a manager.
Booker T in his latest installment of his podcast, the Hall of Fame podcast, he had stated that Ric had talked to him about the possibility of returning to the ring again at least once before completely abandoning the world of wrestling, which at this point may never do, until his death, in the last few hours Flair himself wanted to make his long-time fans fantasize with a photo.