October 17th, 2021
 "Exclusive: Roman Reigns on the Genius of Brock Lesnar, WWE SmackDown and More | Bleacher Report"
Exclusive: Roman Reigns on the Genius of Brock Lesnar, WWE SmackDown and More | Bleacher Report

By Graham GSM MatthewsOctober 15, 2021 

Universal champion Roman Reigns is at the head of the table and the top of the WWE mountain heading into a super-sized SmackDown.

Friday nights belong to Roman Reigns, and tonight’s super-sized SmackDown, airing on FS1 from 8 p.m. ET to 10:30 p.m., will be no exception.

The universal champion of 400-plus days is intent on making a statement ahead of his upcoming title defense against archrival Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel on Thursday. It’s been a rocky road for Reigns en route to Saudi Arabia, but he promises to prevail and ensure he stays put at the head of the table.

It’s been a career year for Reigns on SmackDown, a show he has carried on his back since returning at SummerSlam 2020 following a five-month hiatus. He captured his second universal title a mere week later and has conquered every challenger who has stepped up to face him.

Having been synonymous with the success of SmackDown on Fox for the past two years, Reigns remaining on the blue brand in the recent WWE draft was academic. From the exceptional promo work to the masterful storytelling to the amazing matches, everything about his character is firing on all cylinders, and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight to his historic run of dominance.

Ahead of a special, star-studded SmackDown on FS1, Reigns caught up with Bleacher Report to discuss his rivalry with Lesnar, why he bleeds blue, his iconic entrance music, standout matches of his from the past year and more.

What He’s Looking Forward to as Part of the Super-Sized SmackDown

It’s commonplace for SmackDown to be stacked with star power, but it isn’t everyday that the show is two-and-a-half hours long.

Reigns is ready to confront Lesnar one last time before they clash for the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel. The episode will also feature Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch, Sonya Deville’s return to the ring against Naomi and more King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown tournament action.

He looks forward to “completing the process” on what is essentially SmackDown’s go-home show for Crown Jewel. He recognizes that Lesnar is his strongest—both literally and figuratively—opponent to date and doesn’t plan on taking him lightly.

“I don’t know if there’s another competitor or opponent on [Brock Lesnar’s] level of legitimacy and certainly a huge threat to everything I’ve done for the last year and a half,” Reigns said. “To complete this process, take it home and then get out there to Saudi Arabia and knock out Crown Jewel. Hear that, ‘And still Universal champion,’ jump on the jet, head back to Wichita to knock out another SmackDown. To me, it’s like a weekly process, and you get in that groove and it’s on to the next thing. What’s the next thing?

“Completion becomes a nice box to check, but at the same time, it’s about being on the road in Ontario in the L.A. area. It should be an awesome time with great energy, and where we are now, going through a pandemic and the uncertainty we’ve all sort of faced as a society, I think we have to take advantage and enjoy the little things, the little parts of being a human being and just interacting and having gratitude for what used to be the normal things in life.”

Appreciating Having Audiences Back but Hating Travel

WWE has been back on the road for its shows since July, and it’s still surreal to hear a reaction—any reaction—from the fans every time.

Reigns consistently gets one of the loudest pops of everyone on the roster any time he walks toward the ring. He sorely missed performing in front of fans during the empty-arena era and hasn’t taken that for granted since returning to the road.

“I appreciate being in front of a live audience—there’s no question,” he said. “It makes everything better about what we do, all the way from the energy to the affirmation to the physicality. It doesn’t hurt. It still sucks doing what we do in the ring from a pain standpoint and the physicality portions of it, but when you’re in front of nobody, it feels terrible. continue reading


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October 17th, 2021
 "WWE’s Universal Champion Roman Reigns Remains Unmatched: ‘Nobody Touches Me in This Business’ | COMPLEX"

For the past 410 days, Roman Reigns has held the WWE’s Universal Championship. In that span, he’s successfully defended the belt against numerous legends. He’s adopted a new entrance theme song that makes him feel like the impossible-to-defeat final boss of your favorite video game. He’s appointed wrestling legend Paul Heyman as his Special Counsel. He’s formed the Bloodline alongside his cousins, Jimmy and Jey Uso. He’s become known as the Tribal Chief and the Head of the Table. Roman Reigns has done many things in those 410 days that have equated to one of the most impressive title runs that we have ever seen in the WWE. And he’s not done. At Crown Jewel, airing Thursday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. on Peacock, he faces one of his toughest tests yet, an angry, cut-off flannel wearing version of Brock Lesnar.

One thing is for sure though, Reigns remains unfazed, regardless of his opponent. He’s stacked two legends in Bryan Danielson and Edge on top of each other at WrestleMania 37 to pin them both at once. Just last month at Extreme Rules, he emerged victorious over Finn Balor despite him bringing back his fan-favorite “Demon” persona. Back in August at SummerSlam, he spoiled John Cena’s comeback to the ring when he pinned the all-time great for the three-count. Given Reigns’ continued dominance, it isn’t entirely surprising that he doesn’t appear shaken by his next opponent, even if Lesnar has proven to be one of the most feared professional wrestlers of all time.

“I’m better at this art form than everybody else. And I stand on that. That’s the totality of it. I’m not just talking about, ‘Oh, his spots are so good and he counters real well.’ That stuff don’t mean anything to me,” says Reigns. “When you tally it all up, nobody touches me in this business.”

At a time in pro wrestling where the landscape is constantly changing and WWE has what feels like its first legitimate competitor since the ‘90s (although Reigns would disagree) in AEW, Reigns has been a constant. For over a year, he has been hoisting the Universal championship belt over his head in victory. And that doesn’t seem like it will be changing any time soon. continue reading


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October 16th, 2021
 "Friday Night SUPERSIZED Smackdown 10/15/2021: Roman & Brock Crown Jewel Contract Signing"
Friday Night SUPERSIZED Smackdown 10/15/2021: Roman & Brock Crown Jewel Contract Signing

Ontario, CA

Contract Signing

Lesnar sits down and puts his feet up on the table in the ring. Reigns just stares daggers at Lesnar. Lesnar seemingly doesn’t have a care in the world. Reigns tells Heyman to review the contract. Heyman tells Reigns the contract has everything he asked for and his counsel is to sign the contract. Reigns does. Lesnar doesn’t even look at the contract. He just signs it and tosses it on the table. Reigns laughs and calls Lesnar a dumbass for not reading the contract before signing it. Lesnar laughs and says he read the contract this morning with his advocate, Paul Heyman. Reigns face drops. Lesnar laughs as he leaves the ring. Heyman clutches the Universal Championship as fear

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October 9th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown 10/08/2021: Roman questions Paul Heyman"
Friday Night Smackdown 10/08/2021: Roman questions Paul Heyman

San Jose, CA

In-Ring Segment: The Bloodline

Roman Reigns tells the crowd to acknowledge him. Reigns says Paul Heyman had one job: making sure the Uso are drafted to SmackDown. Heyman did it. Reigns tells the crowd to acknowledge Heyman. Reigns tells Heyman that he loves him. The Usos love him too. Reigns tells Heyman to tell the truth and admit that he’s responsible for Brock Lesnar’s free agency. Heyman starts making excuses while looking down at the mat. Reigns lifts Heyman’s chin and forces him to look in his eyes. Heyman says he’s guilty of a lot of things but he’s never been called stupid.

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If he was trying to screw him he wouldn’t be doing it now. Lesnar is lying. Reigns stops Heyman and tells him to look in the camera and tell Lesnar. Reigns says don’t worry, he’ll protect Heyman… because he cares. Heyman sheepishly turns to the camera and cuts a promo on Lesnar. Heyman says Reigns is going to leave Crown Jewel as the Universal Champion. That’s not just a prediction, it’s a spoiler. Heyman says you can believe that. Heyman drops to his knees and prays to Reigns.

 

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October 4th, 2021
 "October 2021 Fan of The Month at Roman Reigns Daily"

Congratulations to Debra our October 2021 Fan of the Month at Roman Reigns Daily!!
Check out their photo and reason for being a fan below.

” I had an Aunt who went thru CML also. I saw how tough it was on her, she passed away from it,, then my husband went thru cancer (Nasal Pharangil) and beat it, my mom suffered breast, colon and then passed from pancreatic cancer, my dad had lung cancer, another aunt had breast cancer, so cancer has been a part of my whole life, and to see the determination in Roman, the toughness, but yet the vaurnable side to him is something that makes me stronger!”

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October 2nd, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown 10/01/2021: WWE Draft Night 1"
Friday Night Smackdown 10/01/2021: WWE Draft Night 1

Baltimore, MD

Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce are on the stage to announce the first round of the 2021 WWE Draft

1st. SmackDown: Selects Universal Champion Roman Reigns
2nd. RAW Selects: WWE Champion Big E
3rd. Smackdown: Selects Charlotte Flair
4th. RAW: Selects Bianca Belair

In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman

Reigns tells the crowd to acknowledge him. The crowd cheers and boos. Heyman says that wasn’t loud enough for their Tribal Chief. Heyman says Reigns’ defense against Brock Lesnar will not happen in Suplex City, the Superplexorcist. Roman Reigns will leave Crown Jewel with the Universal Championship. Lesnar’s music hits. Lesnar joins them in the ring. Reigns decks Lesnar. Lesnar proceeds to suplex Reigns over and over again. The Usos hit the ring to make the save. Lesnar take out Jimmy and Jey as Reigns watches from outside the ring. Lesnar screams for Reigns to get back in the ring. Reigns refuses. Lesnar drops both Usos with F5s.

 

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Backstage, Reigns and the Usos all look pissed. Reigns asks Heyman is Lesanr is his good friend. Reigns wants to know why Heyman isn’t looking out for them. The Usos were not drafted to SmackDown tonight. Heyman says it will happen Monday. Reigns yells at Heyman. Reigns tells Heyman to go to RAW and make sure his cousins are drafted to SmackDown. Reigns tells Jimmy and Jey to go with Heyman and make sure this goes the way it should. If it doesn’t Reigns tells them to leave Heyman for dead on RAW.

 

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September 29th, 2021
 "WWE Extreme Rules Results: Roman Reigns vs The Demon for Universal Championship 9/26/2021"

Columbus, Ohio

The Demon and Reigns stare each other down. The Demon and Reigns lock up. Reigns pushes The Demon away. After another lock up, Reigns forces The Demon into the corner. The Demon lands a few strikes. Reigns lands an uppercut. The Demon pops back up to his feet, unphased. Reigns picks up The Demon. The Demon tries to rip Reigns’ jaw off his face. Reigns lands another right hand. Samoan drop by Reigns. The Demon kicks out. Suplex by Reigns.

 

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Reigns pulls a kendo stick from under the ring. Reigns looks in the ring but The Demon is gone. The Demon pops up from under the ring and he is holding multiple kendo sticks taped together.

The Demon hits Reigns with it multiple times. The Demon traps Reigns in the ring skirt. The Demon unloads on Reigns. PK by  The Demon. The Demon pulls a table from under the ring. Reigns floors The Demon with a lariat. The Demon kicks the table back under the ring. Reigns tells the crowd “no tables today”. Reigns grabs a chair from under the ring. Reigns hits The Demon with the chair over and over again. The Demon double legs Reigns and stomps the chair into Reigns gut. The Demon tries to get the table from under the ring. Reigns appears out of nowhere and drive-bys a chair into The Demon. Reigns sends The Demon over the barricade. Reigns and The Demon battle into the crowd. Reigns and The Demon fight over to the pre-show set. continue reading


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September 28th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown Results 09/24/2021: Roman vs Montez Ford"

Philadelphia, PA

Backstage, Montez Ford says the Street Profits are going to win back their tag titles Sunday. The Usos have been too busy doing Reigns bidding to be ready for this match. The Usos aren’t Reigns Bloodline, they are just Bloodline Bitches.

From his locker room, Roman Reigns looks utterly confused. Reigns asks Paul Heyman, “What did he say?” Heyman explains Ford called the greatest tag team ever, bitches. Reigns gets serious and says he wants a match with Ford tonight. Heyman reminds Reigns he has a title defense in an extreme rules match against an undefeated demon. Reigns glares at Heyman. Reigns asks Heyman why he’s still standing there. Heyman scurries off.

 

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Montez Ford vs. Roman Reigns

Ford grabs a side headlock. Reigns reverses. Ford sends Reigns into the ropes but Reigns runs over Ford. Ford responds with a dropkick. Reigns falls out of the ring. After the break, Reigns works over Ford. Reigns catches a kick from Ford. Reigns tries to flip Ford but Ford does a backflip and lands on his feet. Ford kicks Reigns out of the ring. Ford tries to dive off the announce table but it collapses. Reigns slams Ford. Ford falls out of the ring after a big lariat from Reigns.

After the break, Ford lands a blockbuster. Ford tries a splash but Reigns rolls out of the way. Ford lands on his feet. Reigns hits a Rock Bottom for a near fall. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch. Ford counters with a DDT for a near fall. Ford sends Reigns out of the ring. PK by Ford. Ford sends Reigns into the ring steps. Ford sends Reigns back into the ring.  Ford tries another splash but Reigns gets his knees up. Reigns rolls Ford into the Guillotine. Ford taps out.

Winner- Roman Reigns

Heyman grabs a mic and says that wasn’t enough for Ford’s crimes tonight. Heyman councils Reigns to show Ford and ALL of his challengers what happens when you challenge the Tribal Chief. The Usos hit the ring and set up a table as Reigns assault  Ford with a chair in the ring. Reigns Rock Bottoms Ford through a table. The lights go out and the lights come back up red. Bálor appears on the top rope and hits a splash on Reigns and the Usos. Bálor works Reigns over with a kendo stick. Bálor tosses Reigns out of the ring. Bálor lands a  dive. Bálor poses over Reigns as he writhes in pain out on the floor.

 

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September 21st, 2021
 "Monday Night Raw Results 09/20/2021: The Bloodline vs The New Day & Roman vs Big E vs Lashley!!!"
Monday Night Raw Results 09/20/2021: The Bloodline vs The New Day & Roman vs Big E vs Lashley!!!

Raleigh, NC

In-Ring Segment: The New Day

The WWE Universe showers Big E with a “you deserve it chant”. Big E says he is here to give thanks to everyone who chanted “New Day Rocks” or “New Day Sucks”. Big E is beyond grateful to everyone who lost their mind when he won the WWE Championship. Big E says he is thankful for everyone below the heavens and one incredible friend above. Big E gets choked up as the crowd chants for “Brodie”.

Big E says tonight they have business to handle with The Usos and the Head of the Table, Roman Reigns. This is New Day’s show and they are going to send the Bloodline packing. Roman Reigns music hits. The Bloodline walks to the ring. Reigns laughs at New Day as he holds up the Universal championship. Big E steps up to Reigns and holds up the WWE Championship. Everyone argues as the show cuts to commercial.

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The New Day vs. The Bloodline w/Paul Heyman

Jimmy sends Kingston into the corner. Jimmy monkey flips Kingston but Kingston lands on his feet. Kingston dropkicks Jimmy. Woods tags in. Kingston and Woods hit a flurry of moves. Jimmy kicks out. Big E tags in and points at Reigns. Big E levels Jimmy with a lariat. Woods tags in and gets driven into the Bloodline’s corner. Jey lands a few strikes. Jey whips Woods into the ropes. Kingston gets a blind tag and lands a springboard splash. Jey kicks out. Jimmy and Jey double team Kingston in the corner.

Kingston starts to fire up. Reigns pulls Kingston out of the ring. Reigns slams Kingston into the announce desk. Reigns grabs Kingston and launches him into the ring post. After the break, Kingston manages to tag in Big E as Jey tags in Reigns. Reigns and Big E have a stand-off. Reigns and Big E trade strikes. Big E suplexes Reigns three times in a row. After a distraction from Jimmy, Reigns lands a Rock Bottom. Big E kicks out. Big E avoids a Superman Punch and lands a big splash.

Big E sets up the Big Ending. Reigns escapes. Woods tosses Kingston over the top for a splash. Reigns lands a Superman punch that sends Big E out of the ring. Woods Superkicks Reigns and lands on top of him for a long two count. Bobby Lashley runs down to the ring and attacked everyone outside the ring. In the confusion, Reigns Spears Woods in the ring for the win.

Winners- The Bloodline

After the match, Lashley Spears Reigns. Big E starts to stir outside the ring. Lashley Spears Big E through the barricade.

A TRIPLE THREAT  MATCH HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR BOBBY, REIGNS AND BIG E!

Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Big E

Reigns watches as Big E and Lashley tear into each other. Reigns tries to attack Big E but Big  E runs over him. Big E hits a nasty splash on the apron to Lashley. Before Big E can take advantage, Reigns hits the drive-by out of nowhere. After the break, Big E leaps over Lashley with a leapfrog. Back elbow by Lashley. Lashley traps Lashley in an abdominal stretch. Reigns breaks it up with an uppercut. Reigns clotheslines Lashley over the top rope. Leaping clothesline by Reigns to Big  E. continue reading


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September 17th, 2021
 "Friday Night Smackdown Results 09/17/2021"

Knoxville, TN

In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, and The Usos

Reigns tells Knoxville to acknowledge him. The crowd boos. Reigns tells Wiseman (Heyman) to show the WWE Universe how to properly acknowledge their Tribal Chief. Heyman goes on a diatribe about how great Reigns is and how he fears no man, no beast, and no demon. They all fear Roman Reigns. Big E interrupts.

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Big E runs around the arena celebrating before entering the ring. Reigns and Big E raise their titles in each other’s faces. Finn Bálor’s music hits. Bálor walks down to the ring. Backstage, Reigns isn’t pleased. Reigns asks Heyman if there is something he needs to tell him. Heyman says there is nothing. Heyman says he knows what Reigns is getting at but he didn’t know Brock Lesnar was going to be at SummerSlam. Heyman says he saw fear in Lesnar’s eyes. Reigns asks if Lesnar would show up at Extreme Rules. Heyman says no. Reigns says he pays Heyman to know in advance.

Backstage, Kayla Braxton surprises Paul Heyman and asks if he knows if Lesnar is aware of the rumors he may be traded to RAW. Heyman says he has no idea what Lesnar knows or wants to do. He doesn’t rep Lesnar and Kayla knows that. Heyman tries to storm off but Big E is standing there. Heyman tells Big E that he made the right choice by choosing the more vulnerable champion to cash in on. Big E says he’ll see Heyman’s boy at Survivor Series. Or will it be Heyman’s other boy, Lesnar? Or will it be the Demon since Heyman is overlooking him? Jimmy Uso superkicks  Big E out of nowhere. The Usos beat down Big E. Reigns walks by and doesn’t even look down.

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