As seen at WWE Summerslam, Roman Reigns made his return to the company after taking a hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Paul Davis of, Roman Reigns’ return to WWE was kept a secret from most people in the company including people on the creative team. There was a hint of Reigns returning when news leaked that new merchandise was being made for him prior to the PPV.

Davis noted the following about Reigns:

“ was told that Vince McMahon wants Reigns to have an ‘edge’ to him and what they are doing now with him is what was originally planned for Wrestlemania 36 and beyond but those plans were put on hold when Reigns went home because of COVID-19 concerns.”

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