Back in August 2020, Roman Reigns made his return from a long hiatus due to worries about the Coronavirus pandemic. As soon as he was back, Reigns took over SmackDown, becoming the Universal Champion one week later. Reigns has dominated SmackDown ever since, holding the title for the better part of eight months and smashing through everyone around him. However, WWE might be seeing things differently these days.
According to Sports Illustrated, WWE considers Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks to be the top story on SmackDown, with Reigns moving down for the first time since he won the Universal Title on August 30. This comes after Banks vs. Belair main evented the first night of WrestleMania 37. Both stories were part of the post-WrestleMania 37 SmackDown, with Reigns opening the show but none of the three were in the main event.
This week’s SmackDown saw Belair celebrate her title victory over Sasha Banks. Following the segment, Banks had nothing to say and walked off. Also during the show, Bayley suggested that she wanted to challenge Belair for the title. Reigns opened the show to brag about his victory but Cesaro interrupted. Cesaro challenged Reigns and would wind up facing Jey Uso later in the show, when Seth Rollins interfered. This would suggest that Cesaro vs. Rollins will be continuing rather than Cesaro vs. Reigns.
Which did you like better? Check out both of their stories from WrestleMania and SmackDown: