Given all the construction of the match, and the fact that this was the first stadium show that WWE had hosted in the UK in 30 years, Drew McIntyre was clearly the one to beat Roman Reigns at Clash at the Castle.
Roman won? Oh.
Roman’s victory was not out of the realm of possibility for fans, but it certainly wasn’t the outcome many were hoping for.
writing in latest Wrestling Observer NewsletterIn this article, Dave Meltzer provides some insight into why it was decided to let Reigns retain the title. Spoiler: It’s Logan Paul’s fault… sort of.
The match also provides another reason why Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre in Cardiff, Wales, which was the perfect place to make a title change after Reigns’ long reign. Reigns is promoted as the company’s biggest marquee star, and they want him to be the champion for this match and a potential match with The Rock at WrestleMania. Of course he could have lost it and won it before, but clearly they are looking at the story of him making him the longest reigning champion since Hulk Hogan. And with this match planned, the idea of losing to McIntyre and then regaining it in January, which they could have done, could not be done because they wanted Paul for Saudi Arabia and for Saudi Arabia’s regime. Next was the match.
Roman Reigns vs Logan Paul will take place on November 5 at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. Roman is a heavy favorite to retain, this is exactly the match the Saudi Prince wanted, so he will get that match.
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