WWE Considering Moving Roman Reigns To SmackDown

There have been rumors in recent days of AJ Styles heading to Raw while the longest reigning tag team in WWE history, The New Day, make their way to SmackDown LIVE. But a new report from PWInsider.com says there’s a single name which has been a major focus of backstage planning for a Draft.

Roman Reigns.

This is another move designed to help make Reigns the face of WWE. With John Cena reportedly taking more time off this summer to appear in movies, Reigns would literally replace him on SmackDown LIVE – at least for a while.

This decision is focused around Reigns being “the next John Cena,” along with the lack of strong babyfaces on SmackDown LIVE.

The report circulating doesn’t comment on any other potential moves, so it’s unclear if Cena would stay on SmackDown LIVE when he is around.

A move to SmackDown LIVE would freshen things up for Reigns, who’s feuded with most of the heels on Raw.

  • Straight_Edge89

    As long AJ is kept away from the bum thats all i care about, if Reigns goes to SDL put AJ on Raw.

    • Boss

      Considering they did have some pretty good matches in 2016, they probably want the best worker AJ to make Reigns look good in his matches. Much like how Cena/AJ gets a lot of praise. If they want Reigns to be THE GUY he has to work with a guy to make him look like THE GUY. AJ is the perfect choice. Fans will always be split so it won’t hurt Reigns, he’ll still have a section of the audience who cheer him even if fans cheering AJ is louder. Plus AJ is known as the FACE of SDLive so Inorder to make Reigns THE FACE he’d have to dethrone AJ.
      I’d like to see AJ on RAW if anything just so he can reunite with The Club and work with or against Finn Balor. Although IMO that is a WrestleMania level match and I’d do a double turn. Have AJ with the Club and at Mania have The Club turn on AJ join Balor, making Balor a heel and AJ a face.

      • Straight_Edge89

        He needs kept away from Reigns because Reigns wont ever lose to him, AJ lost every encounter on ppv to him and lost the feud. AJ hit Reigns with multiple finishers, had interference and a steel chair and Reigns still beat him. AJ would have had to hit him with a truck and a shotgun to the head to beat him in those matches.

        Yeah the matches was good but the way Reigns just no sold everything and kept kicking out of everything AJ did to him was ridiculous.

        Also the article here clearly says the rumor is AJ is going to Raw, and Reigns is going to SDL to have fresh feuds, so a feud with AJ wouldn’t exactly be fresh or new.

      • ATLANTIS

        I’m not worried about it hurting Reigns, I’m worried about it hurting AJ

        • Jay Stallworth

          get off aj nuts

          • Bruce

            Go watch some of AJ’s matches in NJPW, particularly the one with Shinsuke Nakamura who is now in NXT. AJ Styles has more wrestling ability than any other wrestler in the WWE locker room. Even the announcers can’t dispute that, just look at what they call him “The greatest performer of our generation” because he is, period.

          • Boss

            100% I knew that back in TNA. I stopped going to WWE events, but when AJ came here, I started going again. I PAID to see AJ. Proof that AJ Styles name draws.

        • Boss

          AJ isn’t Dolph Ziggler. I think it would hurt Ziggler and god knows his career has been hurt many times but I don’t think it would hurt AJ, I think WWE knows they see the next HBK in AJ, they constantly refer to him as being the best in the company, so even if he’s losing I think he’ll be alright. He’s just too damn good. I think the worst thing you can do to AJ is make him a babyface, HEEL AJ is on fire. Fans love/respect him. He’s more over as a heel than he was as a face.

    • Jay Stallworth

      hey off aj nuts

  • Adam Gibson

    I thought they were going to turn Reigns heel against the Undertaker

    • Boss

      Anything can still happen between NOW and WrestleMania. He doesn’t have to go into Mania as a heel. He could walk out as heel. I honestly thought they wanted him to turn heel when he grew his FULL BEARD but quickly plans changed and he went back to the goatee.

      • Adam Gibson

        But if they’re moving him to a show bc that show doesn’t have enough faces then it’s a safe bet he’s not gonna be a heel

  • Boss

    If Reigns leaves RAW, I’m guessing their assuming Balor is gonna be the top face on RAW. That pretty much makes SDLive the A-Show if they’re trying so hard to push Reigns as THE GUY on there instead of just on RAW.

  • Darksoul SF✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Why they can`t make Jack Swagger the next John Cena wtf.|

    Swagger bomb is effective.

    • Jay Stallworth

      he’s wack dummy

  • ATLANTIS

    But then how does that fit into the previously leaked backstage story of Reigns facing Lesnar for the Universal Title at next year’s WrestleMania?

    • FUTPD

      Reigns will be WWE Champ, Lesnar Univ. Champ and then Reigns will become full time Undisputed Champion of the Galaxy.

      • ATLANTIS

        😂

    • Boss

      Taker said he could be on SmackDown or RAW. Doesn’t matter. Lesnar can pretty much do whatever he wants. Plus we still have a draft coming up

      • ATLANTIS

        Taker won’t be in the Reigns v Lesnar match at next year’s WrestleMania