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WWE Raw Women’s Title Match Set; New Challenger Announced For Big E

An ongoing rivalry continues as Bianca Belair is set to challenge Becky Lynch for WWE RAW Women’s Championship. WWE has confirmed a rematch between Belair and Lynch with the title on the line for next Monday’s RAW that takes place from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

This week’s WWE Raw season premiere featured an in-ring segment where Belair and Lynch traded words with each other. Lynch pointed out the recent failures of Belair before calling her a b**ch to ensue a physical fight between the two. Belair also issued a challenge before she went physical and stood tall in the ring.

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Before leaving, Lynch accepted the challenge but not for last night. WWE later confirmed the match for next week’s show. Lynch and Belair had quite the rivalry since Lynch’s comeback at WWE Summerslam where she won the Smackdown Women’s Title from Belair. Back at Crown Jewel, Lynch retained her title in a Triple Threat but she didn’t pin Belair. Sasha Banks was the one to get pinned.

Full WWE Pay-Per-View Schedule Announced For 2022

Back on this past week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Becky Lynch traded her Smackdown Women’s Championship with Charlotte Flair’s WWE Raw Women’s Championship to become new champions on Raw and Smackdown brands, respectively. Flair and Banks are likely to be booked for the next feud on the blue brand from now onward.

WWE Superstar Carmella Gets Engaged On Her 34th Birthday

New contender crowned on WWE Raw for Big E

In more news from this week’s WWE Raw, Seth Rollins is the new number-one contender to WWE Champion Big E. The 30th season premiere of the show was headlined by a Fatal 4 Way Ladder Match to crown the new challenger for the WWE Championship.

The match saw Rollins defeating Rey Mysterio, Kevin Owens, and Finn Balor to earn the future title shot at Big E. Rollins threw Owens through a ladder and then stomped at Balor in the middle of the ring before climbing the ladder and grabbing the contract for the win.

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WWE has not announced when Rollins vs. Big E for the WWE Championship will take place, but it’s likely that the match will happen on an upcoming WWE RAW episode before the next pay-per-view event, Survivor Series on November 21. A title match may not take place on that night since the theme of the PPV will be champion vs. champion from Raw and Smackdown.

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Full WWE Pay-Per-View Schedule Announced For 2022

WWE pay-per-view schedule for next year has now been announced. This is for the first time ever that the company has made such an announcement in its history. Except for the Big-Four events, WWE generally announces the other events, one by one for each month. But it appears that their marketing strategy has changed with WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan operating things, nowadays.

It appears that WWE is moving ahead of their original Sunday night slot for hosting WWE Network specials as several of the 2022 WWE pay-per-view events were announced as Saturday shows. As of this writing, the May, June, and September events have not been named while the slots for February and October are yet to be announced in the near future.

WWE Wrestlemania 38 Confirmed To Be A Two-Night Event; Ticket Selling Details Out

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The full WWE pay-per-view schedule for 2022 goes as follows,

– Saturday, Jan. 1 – Day 1 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

– Saturday, Jan. 29 – Royal Rumble at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri

– Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 – WrestleMania at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas

– Sunday, May 8 – Pay-per-view at Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode island

– Sunday, June 5 – Pay-Per-View at Allstate Arena in Chicago, Rosemont, Illinois

– Saturday, July 2 – Money In The Bank at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada

– Saturday, July 30 – SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

– Saturday, Sept. 3 or Sunday, Sept. 4 – Pay-Per-View at TBD location

– Saturday, Nov. 26 – Survivor Series at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Two Saudi Arabia WWE pay-per-view events to take place in 2022

It was also noted that two WWE pay-per-views will be taking place in February and October and they will be announced in the near future. Going by a report from Fightful Select, it seems that these two slots will be booked for future Saudi Arabia PPV events (Super ShowDown & Crown Jewel),

“The Saudi Arabia shows, not listed, tentatively scheduled for February and October for WWE.”

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“Since returning to live events this past July, our fans have graciously expressed a tremendous appetite to attend WWE shows. As they begin to make plans for next year, we wanted to make sure that the 2022 schedule and locations of our pay-per-views were made available to them,” a statement was issued by Nick Khan regarding the WWE pay-per-view schedule for 2022.

Fans interested in more ticket information for 2022 WWE pay-per-view events can now register at wwe.com/2022-PPV.

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WWE Wrestlemania 38 Confirmed To Be A Two-Night Event; Ticket Selling Details Out

Ending all the speculations, WWE has confirmed that WrestleMania 38 will be a two-night event at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. While it was rumored that WWE will continue to host the biggest PPV of the year on a two-night slot, the Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon previously hinted to bring back the Show of Shows as a one-night affair.

Last night, WWE has revealed the upcoming calendar for their 2022 pay-per-views with only a few of them being named so far. The Big-Four events – Royal Rumble 2022, WrestleMania 38, SummerSlam 2022, and Survivor Series 2022 has confirmed date and locations along with the annual Money In The Bank PPV tradition.

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The schedule for these five nights goes as follows,

Saturday, January 29 – Royal Rumble (The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri)

Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 – WrestleMania 38 (AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas)

Saturday, July 2 – Money In The Bank (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada)

Saturday, July 30 – SummerSlam (Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee)

Saturday, November 26 – Survivor Series (TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts)

Bobby Lashley Teases Two Main Event Matches For WWE Wrestlemania 38

Wrestlemania 38 ticket selling details also revealed

WrestleMania 38 tickets will go on sale from next month as WWE has confirmed its release from Friday, November 12 at 11 AM ET onwards. WWE will also put the Travel Packages on sale for the PPV, next month, on Monday, November 8 at 12 PM ET via wrestlemaniatravel.com.

Fans interested in the WrestleMania 38 pre-sale can now register at wwe.com/WM38-presale while tickets (along with two-day combo tickets) will also be available via seatgeek.com. WWE noted that more details around the bigger version of ‘Mania, will be announced soon.

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Apart from Wrestlemania 38 announcements, WWE has announced the full pay-per-view schedule for 2022 as WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan noted that the company wanted to make sure fans had the 2022 schedule as they begin to make plans for next year. This is for the first time ever that WWE has come up with such an announcement.

“Since returning to live events this past July, our fans have graciously expressed a tremendous appetite to attending WWE shows. As they begin to make plans for next year, we wanted to make sure that the 2022 schedule and locations of our pay-per-views were made available to them,” Khan said in a press release.

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WWE Raw Preview (25/10/21): New Era Begins; Title Match Set

Moving on from a historic Crown Jewel 2021 event, WWE Raw will begin a new journey, this week. A new roster will be activated for the red brand as it goes to war with the blue brand within four weeks of time. This is also likely to commence the builds for Survivor Series. Plus, a tag team title rematch has also been announced for the show that takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

New red brand Superstars coming over from NXT and SmackDown are being promoted for this week’s episode of WWE Raw. Names included in the league are Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Kevin Owens, The Street Profits, Finn Balor, Carmella, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode, Liv Morgan, Mia Yim, Tamina Snuka, Tegan Nox, Bianca Belair, WWE Hall of Famer Edge, Austin Theory, Chad Gable-Otis, Apollo Crews-Commander Azeez, Zelina Vega, and Gable Steveson.

WWE Superstar Carmella Gets Engaged On Her 34th Birthday

WWE Raw Preview (25/10/21): 30th season premiere

This is going to be the first WWE Raw episode to take place after the WWE Draft changes officially go into effect. Dubbed as the season premiere, this will be the 30th season of WWE’s flagship TV show. WWE also advertised the return of Bearcat Keith Lee on the show to have a fresh start on this episode.

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WWE announced on their official website that the fans will see a rematch from Crown Jewel on RAW, this week. WWE RAW Tag Team Titles will be on the line as team RK-Bro (Randy Orton) will defend their titles against AJ Styles and Omos in a tag match. They also announced this week’s episode as the start of a “new era.” Here’s the synopsis of the preview article states,

“Now, what will happen when The Viper and The Original Bro will once again step into the ring with the personification of intimidation The Phenomenal One and his “Own Personal Colossus”?

Find out when the New Era begins on the Season Premiere of Raw at 8/7 C on Raw.”

Backstage Heat On Charlotte Flair After Title Exchange Segment On WWE Smackdown

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The Toyota Center has a huge tag team match advertised to be the main event of the night featuring WWE Champion Big E and WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Randy Orton and Riddle vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, and Omos. This is likely to serve as the dark match for the night. Additionally, appearances by new SmackDown Superstars Drew McIntyre and new Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair are also being advertised for the show.

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WWE Superstar Carmella Gets Engaged On Her 34th Birthday

Carmella has celebrated her birthday, this weekend and she doubled the festivities for herself by gearing up for one of the most important days in her life. The WWE Superstar has now been engaged to longtime boyfriend Corey Graves. The two have been in a relationship for over two years. They also went public about this during an episode of Total Divas, two years ago.

Carmella took to her social media to share an intimate picture with Corey Graves. The two-time Women’s Money in the Bank winner was seen wearing a ring on her finger. The caption of the photo stated ‘Best birthday ever’ as the recently traded Raw superstar locked lips with her handsome boyfriend. WWE has also congratulated the couple on their engagement news.

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Being one of the most popular superstars in today’s WWE, the news garnered high attention from the pro-wrestling fans. The superstar’s fanbase was delighted with the news while Corey Graves also sent a heartfelt message to Carmella on the evening of her 34th birthday on Instagram.

Corey Graves had a birthday message for Carmella

“Happy Birthday to my queen. My rock. My sanity. My insanity. My best friend. There is no one else in the world I would rather spend this journey through life with. I love you @carmellawwe 🎂🥂🍾,” wrote Graves. In response to the post, Carmella confirmed her engagement to the WWE broadcast on-air talent by saying, ‘my fiancée.’

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Carmella and Corey Graves have been quite open about their relationship ever since they featured together on Total Divas. In recent times, they posted photos, together, from which we could understand that the two are having quite the good times in life. Graves is currently working on RAW as a commentator, while his fiancée has also been traded to the red brand’s active roster for the first time in her career.

“This morning I told @wwegraves I loved him and he responded by asking if he could name the pimple on my forehead. It’s a good thing I have these makeshift bangs on account of my hair being super damaged that I can use to cover my blemishes. I also look like I have a mullet. Rock on,” mentioned Carmella in a recent Instagram post to express her love for Graves.

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Bound For Glory 2021: Former WWE Stars Win Title And Make Records

In the main event of this weekend’s Impact Bound for Glory 2021 PPV, Josh Alexander won the Impact World Championship by defeating Christian Cage (former WWE Superstar Christian).

Alexander was able to beat Christian with the ankle lock submission maneuver to win the title. But his celebrations didn’t last long as Moose, who had won the Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match earlier in the night, cashed in his title match opportunity. Moose hit a spear on Josh to leave the PPV as the new Impact World Champion.

By performing in the Bound for Glory 2021 PPV, Christian Cage has achieved a major milestone, despite the fact that his comeback from retirement didn’t receive the same kind of attention as that of his best friend, Edge. After coming out of retirement in 2021 after almost 7 years, Christian has main-evented PPVs in WWE, AEW, and Impact Wrestling promotion.

Below are the matchups he performed in PPV main events, this year,

WWE – Royal Rumble 2021 (Men’s Royal Rumble match: Lost)

AEW – All Out 2021 (faced Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship: Lost)

Impact Wrestling – Bound for Glory 2021 (lost the Impact World Championship against Josh Alexander)

Knockouts titles changed hands at Bound for Glory 2021

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Speaking of WWE Superstars, veteran Mickie James has become the new Impact Knockouts Champion by defeating Deonna Purrazzo at Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory 2021 event. James hit a tornado DDT to put Purrazzo down and secure the big win. This is her fourth Knockouts Championship reign.

Mickie has now become a 4-time Knockouts Champion in TNA / Impact Wrestling, and an overall 10-time Women’s Champion, counting her six title reigns in WWE. Purrazzo had held the Knockouts title for 343 days before losing it to Mickie.

The IIconics Announced Post-WWE In-Ring Return In Hot Photos

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Also during Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory 2021 PPV, former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay made their debut. They will now be known as The IInspiration (going by their real names, Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay) in Impact Wrestling from now onward.

In their first match since their release from WWE, The IInspiration defeated Decay (Havok and Rosemary) to win the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championships. The two former WWE Superstars also debuted their new theme song sung by Harley Cameron as their entrance music. The singer herself attended the show to walk the duo to the ring.

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Backstage Heat On Charlotte Flair After Title Exchange Segment On WWE Smackdown

A championship belt exchange segment was hosted in the main event slot of this past edition of SmackDown between Becky Lynch (surrendered the SmackDown Women’s Championship to become Raw Women’s Champion) and Charlotte Flair (surrendered the Raw Women’s Championship to become SmackDown Women’s Champion). Things went out of the script between the two reflecting their real-life equation about which WWE officials are obviously unhappy.

Charlotte Flair reportedly received backstage heat after how the title exchange segment took place with Becky Lynch on this week’s SmackDown, according to a report from PWInsider. She didn’t want to “look weak” against The MAN and hence she’s the alleged person who took things off-script.

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Charlotte Flair was never scripted to pull the title away from Lynch but she did, a move that’s believed to be an attempt of trying to “one-up” Lynch by making her pick up the title. The on-screen WWE Official Sonya Deville tackled things as she made Flair pick up the title, thrown by Becky.

Charlotte Flair went off the script on Smackdown

Initial reports from PWInsider mentioned that Becky Lynch wasn’t supposed to throw away the title at Charlotte Flair, but an updated report states that part of the segment was planned to take place.

Afterward, the two Superstars got into a heated war of words targeted at each other at the gorilla position. This apparently happened as the relationship between the two has downgraded in recent times. Fightful Select then informed that Charlotte Flair was asked to leave the building during Lynch’s dark match to avoid further problems. PWInsider noted she was escorted out by a WWE official.

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Things became even more complex as Charlotte Flair left the building without talking to Vince McMahon at gorilla about which he wasn’t happy, per an update from talkSPORT. Thus, the second generation athlete hasn’t only disrespected Lynch and McMahon but also pulled the attention of the SmackDown main event segment in the wrong direction.

The report also adds that Charlotte Flair, herself was “very upset” after how things have unfolded. Interestingly, her fiancée, Andrade El Idolo tweeted out “Fu… WWE” following this segment. So some speculate about having a connection between these two instances. While Flair is digesting all the blames, Lynch is considered to be the one who was protecting themselves even after getting pushed.

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Ex WWE Star Kelly Kelly Wants Halloween Costume Ideas In Green Lingerie

The United States is gearing up for a grand Halloween season, next weekend and Kelly Kelly isn’t an exception. Last year, the season has to be gone in a hush-hush setup amid the COVID-19 pandemic but this year the scene could be different given that the world has tried to fight back the disease and found success to a significant extent.

WWE is bringing back the Halloween Havoc gimmick on one of their NXT episodes, next week as well to be a part of the celebration. Those celebrations used to be non-PG back when Kelly Kelly used to be a part of WWE television. Since she is no more with the company, these days, she celebrates the occasion on her own while also keeping her fanbase entertained.

Kelly Kelly Teases WWE Universe With Latest Multi-Color Lingerie Photos

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It is almost certain that Kelly Kelly will don something very special for her followers on the occasion of Halloween 2021. She also asked for suggestions for the upcoming outing in a post on Instagram. She went all-out green in this one while asking, “Halloween costume ideas?…GO ⬇️ @loungeunderwear.”

Kelly Kelly Claims Herself Irreplaceable In Smoking Hot Photos

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As you can see, the former WWE Superstar was on a promotion spree for the lingerie brand she likes to endorse. As always, she looked simply stunning in that revealing lingerie attire. We can only guess what’s coming from her in 2021 Halloween but in the meantime, you may just want to take a look at her dress from last year.

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Kelly Kelly is a former champion in WWE

Real-name Barbie Blank, Kelly Kelly had a background in gymnastics and cheerleading as she worked as a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic. In 2006, she got signed to a contract by WWE to begin her career in professional wrestling. After training in Ohio Valley Wrestling, she debuted on the ECW brand in June 2006 where Vince McMahon named her Kelly Kelly.

She primarily used to appear in a non-wrestling role, an exhibitionist. As part of the group, Extreme Exposé she wooed the WWE Universe alongside the likes of Layla and Brooke Adams. Beginning in late 2007, Kelly Kelly transformed into a wrestler who went on to become a WWE Divas Champion in due course. She is also helmed as the first-ever female 24/7 Champion in WWE history.

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Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Exchanged Their Titles On WWE Smackdown

Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch were part of this week’s Smackdown main event segment as they picked up new titles to become the face of their respective rosters. A fight broke out during that segment which also indicated the potential champion vs. champion matchup for the upcoming PPV event.

Heading into the post-Crown Jewel episode of SmackDown, WWE heavily promoted that a new era will begin on the show with the updated post-Draft rosters. The segments advertised on the show were as follow,

– Brock Lesnar to beat up WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns senseless after what happened in their PPV match.

– RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to exchange their belts as Flair was drafted to SmackDown and Becky was drafted to RAW

– Xavier Woods to have his official King of the Ring coronation

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WWE then held a Women’s Championship Exchange segment to close out SmackDown, which saw Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch switching their respective titles.

Flair has thus become a six-time SmackDown Women’s Champion as the record book says she held the RAW Women’s Title for 62 days during her last reign. It began at SummerSlam on August 21 when she defeated Rhea Ripley and former champion and the current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nikki A.S.H., in a Triple Threat.

Becky Lynch is now a two-time RAW Women’s Champion who is on record as holding the SmackDown Women’s Title for 62 days in her last reign which also began at SummerSlam as she defeated Bianca Belair to win it.

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Charlotte Flair and Sasha Bank started a feud on Smackdown

The exchange segment of this week’s Smackdown, hosted by Sonya Deville was interrupted by Sasha Banks, right after Charlotte Flair proposed a “Winner Takes All” match for the show. She left the ring and promised to see with Flair or Banks at the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 21 in a champion vs. champion match.

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A brawl between Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks ensued to end the show, hinting that this going to be the next feud from the Smackdown women’s division. No update is available on who Lynch will feud with on RAW for her title but it’s possible that she may continue the rivalry against Bianca Belair who was also picked by Raw roster during the Draft 2021.

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WWE Suspends Brock Lesnar Following His Ruthless Actions On Smackdown

Brock Lesnar was irate after getting scr**ed by Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Usos at Crown Jewel 2021. Afterward, he sent a message to the champion to beat him up and he stayed true to his promise. But his frustrations proved to be too much as WWE had no choice but to suspend him for an indefinite time span, from a storyline perspective.

The post-Crown Jewel edition of SmackDown on FOX from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas opened with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns coming to the ring with Paul Heyman. Reigns bragged about his Crown Jewel win over Brock Lesnar and invited him to come out so that he can beat him up.

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The Beast Incarnate arrived, right away and brawled at ringside. Lesnar sent Reigns into the steel ring steps and tried to smash Reigns in the face with half of the steps. He then took apart the announce table and went to put Reigns through the table with an F5 but SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos made the save.

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Brock Lesnar took them out showing insane brutality. In the meantime, he also put his hands on a couple of camera crew and a referee. The locker room came out as per instructions from WWE official Adam Pearce but he tossed them away and posed with the Universal Championship.

Brock Lesnar is likely to be out of action

Pearce then came to the ring and stated that Brock Lesnar’s actions were unacceptable as he endangered everyone in the WWE Universe. Pearce said he cannot allow that to happen on his watch and hence the five-time world champion would be suspended indefinitely due to his actions.

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The Beast returned to the ring after the announcement and ended up laying Pearce out with a couple of F5s. Lesnar taunted Pearce with the mic some more, before making his exit. Afterward, WWE’s official website also declared a statement to confirm the suspension.

As noted earlier, this is a kayfabe suspension that helps WWE to keep Brock Lesnar out of action for some time. He is rumored to come back perhaps for the Royal Rumble or WrestleMania 38 season, to continue the feud with Roman Reigns while nothing is confirmed. It appears that a rematch between the two is already slated to happen, at some point.

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