Roman Reigns will defend the undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Logan Paul at Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 5, WWE Hall of Famer and chief content officer Triple H said on Saturday. Paul, Reigns, and The Tribal Chief’s whole Bloodline stable attended a press conference in Las Vegas where the news was made:
At the conclusion of the press conference, as Paul called out the champion, Reigns and Paul almost exchanged punches, but Triple H intervened and stopped it. After Reigns appeared on Paul’s Impaulsive podcast this week, rumours and conjecture of a Reigns vs. Paul match erupted. Paul was asked to appear on Friday’s broadcast of SmackDown after Reigns accused him of speaking trash after the event.
Paul Heyman, Reigns’ special counsel, and Paul engaged in a verbal altercation on SmackDown while being threatened by The Usos, Sami Zayn, and Solo Sikoa. Paul announced a Saturday press conference for the Crown Jewel during the conversation.
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Triple H emphasised the need for a spectacle and an attraction during his remarks to the press conference attendees, which is why he chose to book Reigns vs. Paul with the championship on the line. Although Reigns admitted that Paul was a social media celebrity with over 30 million followers, he pledged to dominate Paul at Crown Jewel.
Paul also said that in his second-ever boxing bout, he challenged famed boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and prevailed throughout the course of the contest. He believes he can defeat Reigns in his third wrestling battle as a result.
At WrestleMania 38 in April, Paul made his debut in the ring and collaborated with The Miz to defeat Rey and Dominik Mysterio. At SummerSlam, Paul went on to beat The Miz in a singles match, and his ease in the ring astounded the WWE Universe.
Reigns, who is the face of WWE and an all-time great who will go into the Hall of Fame, is on the opposite end of the spectrum. He has held the Universal Championship for more than 700 days. Several anticipate Paul to triumph against The Head of the Table at Crown Jewel, but given the uniqueness of the contest, it is certain to get a lot of media attention over the next few months.