The word still is that Roman Reigns will be evaluated along with Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt today (Oct. 30) to see how they are recovering from the viral infection which led to their being pulled from the TLC pay-per-view (PPV) on Sunday, Oct. 22.
But a separate report from PWInsider says that WWE isn’t expecting that evaluation to result in his being cleared to return.
That’s not terribly surprising. As we surmised when WWE added Triple H to a number of Raw dates during their upcoming trip to the United Kingdom, expecting Reigns to bounce back quickly enough to travel and perform would have been a long-shot. Insider has updates on changes to Roman’s previously announced matches on those cards, as bouts which were supposed to feature the reunited Shield will now be tag title defenses for Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (sorry, British Strong Style).
What’s more, one source of Mike Johnson’s told him “the hope internally is that he will be recovered from his illness by Survivor Series,” which sounds more reasonable, but far from a done deal.
It will be interesting to see how Vince McMahon books the next few weeks to leave the door open for The Big Dog to work the Nov. 19 ‘Big 4’ PPV.
In the meantime, we’ll again send our best wishes to Reigns, Wyatt and Dallas for a full and speedy recovery.
UPDATE: WWE confirmed to Wrestling Observer that Roman is not medically cleared and will not be on the European tour. The Observer says the current projection for his return is the Nov. 13 ‘go home’ episode of Raw in Atlanta.