However, the Reigns-Uso rematch from Clash of Champions was not WWE’s original plan, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
According to Meltzer, WWE had initially penciled in a fatal four-way contest at Hell in a Cell featuring Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, and a fourth person. This also explains why WWE never followed-up on Alexa Bliss staring down Reigns during a segment of SmackDown last month, which was meant to be a tease for a showdown between Reigns and The Fiend.
Furthermore, with WWE officially recognizing The Fiend as a babyface, “it becomes quite confusing,” added Meltzer.
Reigns will face Orton at the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view event.