In a shocking end to last night’s WWE SmackDown broadcast, it was revealed that Roman Reigns is now a “Paul Heyman Guy”. According to sources, the idea is for a big character change for Reigns going forward. The change is also expected to affect Bray Wyatt. According to Pwinsider, the plan is to push Reigns as the top heel on SmackDown.
As many of you know by now, Reigns returned at SummerSlam and attacked both Braun Strowman and The Fiend following The Fiend winning the WWE Universal Championship from Braun Strowman. The current plans call for Strowman’s heel turn to be a permanent role so Reigns and Strowman will both be heels. WWE will be using Bray Wyatt in his Fiend role as the top SmackDown babyface.
Also, Naomi, who did not appear on SmackDown, will be pushed stronger following the #GiveNaomiAChance hashtag that recently trended.
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman are set to face off at Payback on Sunday night for the WWE Universal Championship.