Triple H to Strip Roman Reigns of His Title on WWE SmackDown?

Triple H to Strip Roman Reigns of His Title on WWE SmackDown?

is set to return to following his victory against at in 2023. His absence has sparked discussions about the possibility of him being stripped of his title due to 's rule requiring champions to defend their title at least once every 30 days. Reigns' last title defense occurred over a month ago, leading to speculation about potential actions by on the upcoming episode of .

However, this scenario appears unlikely. It has been revealed that Reigns negotiated a clause in his contract exempting him from frequent title defenses. This information suggests that the likelihood of Triple H stripping Reigns of the Undisputed WWE Universal Title on SmackDown is low.

Roman Reigns' infrequent appearances and limited number of matches this year, totaling only 11 (including house shows), have been a topic of debate among WWE fans. Despite criticism, wrestling veteran Mantell defended Reigns' approach. On the Sportskeeda Wrestling's Smack Talk podcast, Mantell stated, “He works about a half schedule anyway, which is fine because it doesn't hurt him at all. It actually might help him if they don't see him so much. I think that was well done (on Reigns featuring in just 11 matches this year), tells a story, and we'll see where we go from here.”

Mantell's comments highlight the strategic aspect of Reigns' limited appearances, suggesting that they may enhance his impact and storytelling within WWE.