Roman Reigns: It Was More Of A Demand From FOX That I Stay On WWE SmackDown
SmackDown weren't letting him leave
While the likes of Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair all moved brands during the WWE Draft, one Superstar who remained was Roman Reigns and the Universal Champion will continue to be a cornerstone of Friday Night SmackDown.
Speaking to Bleacher Report, Reigns revealed "it was more a demand" from FOX that he remain on SmackDown.
"I don't think it was a hope; it was more of a demand. What we're doing and the character falls very closely to real-life with us and what we do, and I don't think FOX would have had it any other way. They've invested a lot of money, and they want the very best representing their network, and who better to do it for WWE than me? Because I'm in the thick of it, because I've put in all this work on the blue side for SmackDown, it would have felt really weird to just be uprooted and try to transition it to Raw. And this is coming from a Raw guy," Reigns stated.
Reigns has spent much of his career on Monday Night Raw but he moved to SmackDown in the 2019 Superstar Shake-up. The Head Of The Table has remained on the brand ever since and he is currently SmackDown's top star, having reigned as Universal Champion for over a year.