Now a limited attraction, it seems Roman Reigns missing Backlash is in the cards. Plus, news on Logan Paul’s new deal.
Roman Reigns Missing Backlash
According to reports, be prepared for Roman Reigns missing Backlash.
Once a guy that used to rip on part-time Superstars, he has quickly become one himself.
Now, Roman Reigns is missing Backlash. And, as we saw unfold on Friday’s SmackDown, there is a likely six man tag that features the Bloodline without needing him.
The report of Roman Reigns missing Backlash comes from the Wrestling Observer, so there are some who will be skeptical.
While I’d think you’d want a nice reason for a free trip to Puerto Rico, Reigns missing PLEs is nothing new.
The report indicates that he is not planned for Backlash, but is for other upcoming premium live events.
It remains to be seen which ones, or if “upcoming” at this point means Money In The Bank or SummerSlam.
I’d have to think WWE would want the Tribal Chief in London, but we shall see.
Now, if plans hold and Roman Reigns missing Backlash comes to fruition, the Bloodline should still find themselves plenty busy.
The April 7th SmackDown certainly laid the groundwork for a potential six man tag match worthy of being a main event for Backlash.
In case you missed it, we might just get the team of Jimmy and Jey Uso paired with Solo Sikoa on one side.
And, for the faces, we could likely see Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Matt Riddle.
While there would be no Roman Reigns, that’s not the worst consolation prize.
Plus, whatever WWE has planned for Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar, that feud could end up simmering until SummerSlam for all we know.
So yes, Roman Reigns missing Backlash is likely in our future…but all is not likely lost.
Logan Paul’s New Deal
Ahead of WrestleMania, there was talk that his contract was wrapping up, but now we’ve got news of Logan Paul’s new deal.
After another stellar showing, this time against Seth Rollins, he certainly earned it.
The contract status is a bit confusing, in the grand scheme of things.
When the social media mega-star officially became a WWE Superstar, word was he had signed a significant contract.
At the time, it was believed it meant both term and money.
Given Paul’s pre-WrestleMania contract comments, it sounded like his initial deal was not as long as expected.
With that said, Logan Paul’s new deal was a hot topic. Per Dave Meltzer, it is believed he signed it this week.
Rollins came out and said he begrudgingly believed Paul belonged, and he’s right.
Logan Paul’s new deal is well-deserved. He might be another part-time Superstar, but he is clearly a special attraction.
Many-myself included-were skeptical of the fit of Paul in WWE. That being said, he has yet to have a bad match.
While we are still working with a small sample size in terms of matches, we are talking about some high profile matches.
Paul may be a natural heel, and a viral sensation, but he is also a natural athlete.
His athleticism has given us great and enjoyable matches, as well as some amazing spots.
I mean, who can forget this year’s Royal Rumble spot?
That one was all the more impressive considering Paul was coming back from an injury suffered while battling Roman Reigns.
If you’d told me a few years ago that Logan Paul would become a major big match attraction, I would not have believed you.
Now that it is a clear reality, the WWE Universe can’t wait to see what he does next.
Categorized: Sports Wrestle Newz Wrestling