Roman Reigns will not be in the main event of WrestleMania 35, but he does already have his sights set on being in the last match at next year's show.
Roman Reigns has returned following a battle with leukemia and it almost feels as if he was never gone. Well, it does in a way because fans are no longer booing him, for now. Everyone is extremely happy to see him back, especially considering the reason for his absence. Plus, at Fastlane, we will see him return to the ring alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose.
What we don't yet know is what role Reigns will play at WrestleMania. Despite Vince McMahon taking title opportunities and handing them to others, it's unlikely that will happen to Reigns. At least we hope not. At the moment, it looks more likely that The Big Dog will have a non-main event match versus Baron Corbin or maybe even Ambrose.
Following the announcement that WrestleMania 36 will take place in Tampa, Florida, Reigns spoke with WFF about what he would like to do at the event. "I think I’d like to close the show, and I think I’d like to wrestle Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship," Reigns admitted. He even added that he would be okay to wait a year and have that bout be his official title rematch.
Reigns is obviously owed a rematch since he relinquished the Universal Title back in October. While the idea of him getting his rematch in the main event of WrestleMania 36 is fine by us, we can't imagine WWE being patient enough to wait that long. It's much more likely that Reigns will face the Universal Champion right after WrestleMania 35, whether it be Rollins or Brock Lesnar.
While we are very much of the belief that Reigns should not be awkwardly inserted into the WrestleMania 35 main event, it is a shame that his streak will now come to an end. The Big Dog has been in the closing match of the last four WrestleManias, winning two of them. The only other wrestler to have ever done that is Hulk Hogan. If Reigns were to make it five in a row next month, he would surpass the record he currently shares with Hogan.