WWE Considered Moving Reigns to Smackdown; Reason Why It Didn’t Happen

— It appears that up until almost the last minute, WWE officials discussed moving Roman Reigns over to Smackdown but ultimately decided against it due to the fact that they would have had to also move either Braun Strowman or Brock Lesnar and very likely both.

— The company’s key storyline over the next few months into summer is to have Reigns work against Strowman at the top, and eventually leading into a program with Brock Lesnar which is planned to culminate at next year’s WrestleMania 34 event.

— As has been noted before, talk of Reigns moving to Smackdown has been ongoing for weeks, if not months, and Vince McMahon specifically name-dropped Roman when talking to investors and promoting the movement of talent.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Subscription information & prices available at f4wonline.com

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