Recent reports have shed light on potential developments regarding Roman Reigns' appearance at WrestleMania 2024. Reigns, who turned heel at SummerSlam 2020, is set to headline his fourth WrestleMania next year. His tenure as the head of The Bloodline has seen him successfully defend his title against notable opponents such as Edge, Daniel Bryan, Brock Lesnar, and Cody Rhodes.
The return of CM Punk at Survivor Series: WarGames and The Rock's mention of scrapped WrestleMania 39 plans have added intrigue to the list of potential challengers for Reigns at WrestleMania 40. Despite this, the WWE Universe has shown a preference for Cody Rhodes as Reigns' opponent for the Undisputed Universal Championship.
A report from SEScoops, citing a tenured member of WWE, suggests that while plans for Reigns at WrestleMania are in place, they are subject to change. “Even Roman's main event can change if circumstances dictate. Will they dictate? Most likely not. But until it's locked in, it's not locked in,” the source stated.
In addition to these developments, Reigns is preparing for his return to television on this week's Friday Night SmackDown. His last appearance was at Crown Jewel 2023, where he defended his title against LA Knight. Reigns recently shared a poster on Instagram stories, highlighting his upcoming SmackDown appearance alongside Paul Heyman, Jimmy Uso, and Solo Sikoa.
Furthermore, 14-time World Champion Randy Orton has signaled a potential feud with Reigns after signing with the blue brand show.