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In a surprising turn of events, WWE’s recent teaser for a major match involving Roman Reigns at Survivor Series 2023 has been debunked. During the latest episode of RAW, Rhea Ripley made a proposition to Seth Rollins, hinting at a possible showdown between Rollins and Reigns at the ‘Big Four’ premium live event. However, recent reports have quashed this tantalizing possibility.
The other night on RAW, Rhea Ripley extended her support to Seth Rollins, aiming to elevate him from being merely a World Champion to becoming the ultimate World Champion. This offer came as a shock to many, especially considering the longstanding alliance between Rollins and Reigns as members of The Shield. Ripley, in her backstage segment, suggested that alliances in WWE could change rapidly, leaving fans speculating about a potential champion vs. champion match.
Seth Rollins, on the other hand, firmly rejected the idea of emulating Roman Reigns, pointing out that he already had enough on his plate, notably with Damian Priest holding the Money in the Bank briefcase. While the prospect of a Rollins vs. Reigns battle seemed imminent, it appears to have been ruled out for Survivor Series 2023.
Dave Meltzer, the renowned wrestling commentator, made it clear during the latest Wrestling Observer Radio broadcast that the Rollins vs. Reigns match is not in the cards for this year’s Survivor Series. This revelation shattered the hopes of fans who were eager to witness a clash of titans between the two former Shield brothers.
WWE had a tradition of holding brand vs. brand champion vs. champion matches at Survivor Series for several consecutive years. However, the absence of this anticipated showdown indicates a shift in WWE’s creative direction for this year’s event.
As of now, no matches have been officially announced for Survivor Series 2023, which is scheduled to take place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. While previous reports hinted at a potential WarGames match, it’s expected to deviate from the typical Raw vs. SmackDown format.
The WWE’s decision to increase the number of seats available for the Premium Live Event demonstrates the demand for Survivor Series tickets. This suggests that the event is generating significant interest among wrestling fans.
Before the Survivor Series, wrestling enthusiasts have the highly anticipated Crown Jewel event to look forward to on November 4 in Saudi Arabia. As for Reigns and Rollins, their impending rematch remains a subject of intrigue. It’s conceivable that we may have to wait until mid-2024, especially if the WWE Draft reunites the two former Shield members on the same brand, reigniting the long-standing rivalry. WWE’s Survivor Series 2023 is sure to be a spectacle, even without the teased champion vs. champion bout, as fans eagerly anticipate what surprises and showdowns await.