Roman Reigns injured. Image: @wrestlelamia/twitter

Roman Reigns not expected to wrestle for weeks BUT…

Roman Reigns suffered an injury during his Tribal Combat match with Jey Uso but WWE announced that the Tribal Chief will appear on SmackDown.


Roman Reigns injured. Image: @wrestlelamia/twitter

WWE reigning Universal champion Roman Reigns is expected to be out of action for weeks following an injury he sustained at SummerSlam.

The 38-year-old actor and wrestler defeated his cousin Jey Uso in a Tribal Combat match to retain the Universal Championship.

Reigns is scheduled to appear on Friday’s SmackDown for a “Hail To The Chief” segment but is not expected to be involved in a match. According to Wrestling Observer, the Tribal Chief is not expected to lose the title until next year’s Wrestlemania 40.

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Roman Reigns out of action for weeks

The publication also confirmed Roman’ injury.

“Tuesday morning, Wrestling Observer reported that Roman Reigns got hurt early in the match with Jey Uso at WWE SummerSlam. Fightful Select has since confirmed that news…After Summerslam, word came out that Reigns was not advertised for any WWE TV episodes over the next few months. However, we did confirm that Reigns was planned for this Friday’s Smackdown, and as of now, there aren’t plans for him to miss his internally scheduled appearances. That could always change.

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Roman’s schedule has been reduced and appears at least once or twice a month on SmackDown, so him being off television won’t be much of an inconvenience.

“There were those who would likely be in the know in a creative capacity for Smackdown who hadn’t even heard about the injury until word emerged Tuesday. We’re told that as of Tuesday afternoon, it hadn’t changed creative,” said Wrestling Observer regarding Reigns injury.

The Tribal Chief still has unfinished business with Jey Uso despite defeating him at SummerSlam. The big story going forward will be between Jey and his twin brother Jimmy. Just as it looked like Jey was going to snatch the title of Roman, Jummy interfered and caused his twin the match.

Roman injured.

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