While not announced by WWE as of this writing, Reigns is scheduled to appear on tonight’s SmackDown from Anaheim. Paul noted on Twitter earlier today that he will make a “massive announcement” on tonight’s show.
Dave Meltzer notes that WWE has a press conference scheduled for this Saturday in Las Vegas, where they will announce Paul vs. Reigns as the Crown Jewel main event.
There’s no word yet on if Paul vs. Reigns will be for the title or not. It was previously reported that Reigns’ next big match would be at Crown Jewel, but there was no word on who the opponent would be. WWE has now reportedly decided on Paul to be the next opponent for The Tribal Chief.
As we’ve noted, Paul was previously announced for tonight’s SmackDown from Anaheim, but WWE’s announcement did not mention the earlier “implied challenge” issued from Paul to Reigns after Reigns appeared on Paul’s podcast earlier this week. WWE covered the challenge on their website, and Reigns ended up tweeting Paul Heyman to tell him to “handle” Logan, and Heyman said he would. WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H then stepped in and invited Paul to SmackDown.
A potential Paul vs. Reigns match has led to some mainstream media coverage for WWE this week, and it was rumored that WWE might book a match between the two megastars. Paul has been close with WWE Legend Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the past, so it will be interesting to see if there’s some sort of tie-in there. Reigns has been rumored to face The Rock at WrestleMania 39 next year.
Roman Reigns Vs Logan Paul Planned For Crown Jewel