Roman Reigns, the reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, is confirmed to appear on the upcoming special New Year's Revolution edition of SmackDown. This appearance follows his recent involvement in the December 22 episode of SmackDown, where he engaged in a confrontation involving AJ Styles, Jimmy Uso, LA Knight, and Randy Orton.
On December 15, Roman made a notable return to SmackDown after an absence of over a month. During this episode, he appointed Solo Sikoa as “The Tribal Heir,” indicating Sikoa's future role within the WWE hierarchy.
According to WWE.com, Roman is set to be present this Friday at the New Year's Revolution episode of SmackDown. He will observe a triple threat match between AJ Styles, Randy Orton, and LA Knight. The outcome of this match will determine Roman's opponent at the Royal Rumble. Roman's championship reign has surpassed 1,220 days, marking him as one of the most dominant WWE superstars of his generation.
In a related development, The Rock made a return at WWE RAW Day 1, confronting Jinder Mahal and hinting at a potential match with Roman Reigns. “When The Rock goes out to get something to eat tonight, in San Diego, should The Rock sit in a booth? or should The Rock sit at the bar? Yeah, The Rock loves the bar too. Or should The Rock sit at the head of the table?” said The Rock. This statement led to widespread speculation among fans about a possible match between Roman and The Rock, with discussions about whether it could occur at Elimination Chamber in Australia or WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia.