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Report: Update On WWE Plans For Roman Reigns Following Removal From Money In The Bank

Roman Reigns will defend his title sometime this summer

Further details have emerged about when Roman Reigns will actually defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. 

The Tribal Chief is set to miss his second pay-per-view in a row at Money In the Bank on July 2 as it was noted that Reigns is no longer scheduled for the show. This comes after the event's move from Las Vegas' Allegiant Stadium to the smaller MGM Grand Garden Arena. 

Reigns is still scheduled to defend his title against Riddle, Randy Orton, and then Drew McIntyre in the coming months and Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Reigns vs. Riddle will be a TV match if it does take place. Meanwhile, the Undisputed WWE Universal Title bout between Reigns and Randy Orton will be held at SummerSlam on July 30.

"If he wrestles Riddle, it'll be on TV, it won't be on pay-per-view, at least that's the plan right now. The plan is still Orton for July 30th. Obviously, they're building up the Riddle and Reigns match on Monday so I'm presuming they're going to do it but I was told it would not be a pay-per-view match if they do it. It's not 100 percent that they will but you would think that they will," Meltzer said. 

Drew McIntyre also recently challenged Reigns to a title match for Clash At The Castle on September 3. That pay-per-view will be WWE's first stadium show in the United Kingdom for 30 years.

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