Four-time WWE champion Roman Reigns sustained a minor injury yesterday during a live televised event.
Roman Reigns was injured yesterday morning during a steel cage match at a WWE live event in Sydney, Australia. He and Daniel Bryan defeated Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a brutal two-on-two that saw Reigns fall between the cage wall and ropes and take a hard hit to the chest. Fans at the event later confirmed they saw Reigns signal a medic after the incident and that he showed signs of discomfort while attempting to walk up a ramp. His current condition is unknown.
The former universal champion, whose career was put on pause earlier this year after his leukemia came back, returned to the ring in February as part of the 2019 WWE SmackDown draft. If this injury turns out to be severe, that would be a tough break for Reigns, who has been neck-and-neck with Erick Rowan ever since their devastating tornado tag team match earlier this year at the 2019 Hell in a Cell. But Reigns may have bigger concerns than just the physical: his demonstrated inability to resonate with fans (he was voted both “Most Overrated” by Wrestling Observer and “Most Hated Wrestler of the Year” by Pro Wrestling) coupled with the sheer amount of time he has spent on the bench this cycle may spell disaster for his future in the sport. Only time will tell if a transfer to the SmackDown brand will help him to overcome his persistent image problems.
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