WWE Edit Roman Reigns Out Of WrestleMania 31 Footage

An attempt to rewrite history...

Back at WrestleMania 36, Roman Reigns pulled out his Universal Championship match with Goldberg and was replaced by Braun Strowman. Having survived Leukaemia, The Big Dog did not want to unnecessarily risk his health during a global pandemic and decided to head home. 

Since then, WWE has treated Reigns somewhat oddly. Dave Meltzer has previously reported that Vince McMahon issued an edict that Reigns is not to be mentioned on WWE TV, but the former Universal Champion is still featured during the introduction on Friday Night SmackDown and his image is still used to advertise the blue brand on WWE.com

The wrestling behemoth's odd treatment of Reigns continued last night on Monday Night Raw. The show featured a countdown of the top Money In The Bank moments in WWE's history and Seth Rollins cashing in the contract at WrestleMania 31 was broadcast at number one. However, the company tried to rewrite history as in the clip that aired, Rollins ran to the ring, cashed in the briefcase, and delivered a Curb Stomp to Brock Lesnar. The screen then faded to black and cut to The Architect holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Reigns was not featured in the clip and it gave the impression that Rollins pinned Lesnar to win the title. 

This differs from what actually happened at WrestleMania 31, as Rollins covered his former Shield brother for the win after connecting with a Curb Stomp. Lesnar was prone on the outside when the referee counted the pin because The Big Dog hit him with a Spear only moments earlier. 


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