Big WM 34 Angle Last Night on RAW with Reigns Being Suspended
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
As seen during last night's RAW in Detroit, Vince McMahon temporarily suspended Roman Reigns in the storylines during a heated opening segment. There is no word yet on when Reigns will be brought back from the storyline suspension but information will be provided once it is made available.
Last night's RAW kicked off with General Manager Kurt Angle announcing that WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was not there for his in-ring meeting with Reigns, his second no-show during WrestleMania 34 Season. Angle did not have a solid reason as to why Lesnar wasn't there, but that brought Roman Reigns out. Reigns blamed Vince by saying that Lesnar is Vince's "boy" and that being disrespected by Lesnar is one thing but he will not be disrespected by Vince. Reigns then headed backstage and confronted Vince. RAW then went to a commercial break and came back to Renee Young outside of Vince's office. Reigns walked out and was in no mood to speak but Vince made it clear that Brock is not his boy or Paul Heyman's boy, he's nobody's boy but he is a man, his own man. Vince then admitted that Lesnar has privileges but said he believes Brock has earned those privileges. Vince also acknowledged that people often take advantage of what's given to them and Brock may have gone too far now. Vince then gave his word that Brock would be on next week's RAW in Dallas and promised he would face Reigns in the WrestleMania 34 main event. Vince then temporarily suspended Reigns for his behavior.
As reported before, WWE's goal for the Reigns vs. Lesnar build is to get Reigns cheered by fans, which is something that isn't always guaranteed, which would hopefully lead to a positive reaction when he wins the title at WrestleMania. WWE officials also want the build to Reigns vs. Lesnar to come across like a shoot as much as possible.
Below are clips from last night's segment with Kurt, Vince and Roman:
For those still wondering, this is just an angle that is part of the WrestleMania build for the match. WWE announced the following on the storyline suspension:
Roman Reigns temporarily suspended
Per WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, Roman Reigns is temporarily suspended, effective immediately.
The suspension came moments after Reigns publicly criticized The Chairman for choosing not to punish Universal Champion Brock Lesnar when The Beast Incarnate did not appear live in Detroit to meet The Big Dog face-to-face as scheduled, four weeks before their title bout at WrestleMania 34.
Stay with WWE.com and all of WWE's social media platforms as new details on Reigns' WWE status become available on The Road to WrestleMania.