The Universal Championship storyline featuring Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens has been pretty interesting that is going on since the month of December 2020. The reigning champion has retained the belt around his shoulder on two separate occasions, thanks to his cousin, Jey Uso’s interferences on repeated occasions.
Then, Roman Reigns was in search of his next challenger and he inserted WWE Producer Adam Pearce into the number-one contender’s Gauntlet Match and opted for Pearce to win it. Following this, Pearce was named as the new challenger but things changed, quickly as the WWE official had some own mind-games to play with the champion.
Kevin Owens will take the place of Adam Pearce after the two executed a superb plan to ensure that The Prizefighter would get another shot to the WWE Universal Championship. This time, they will compete at Royal Rumble 2021 in a Last Man Standing Match where one has to decapitate his opponent for the referee’s ten counts to win the match and get his hold to the title.
Roman Reigns Vs Kevin Owens: Favorite to win at Rumble, revealed
As seen on Sky Bet, the betting odds for Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens at WWE Royal Rumble have now been released. In terms of the odds, The Tribal Chief is the strong 1/8 favorite to walk away with the title whereas Owens is the distant 9/2 underdog to come up as the winner. WrestleMania 37 is approaching closer and WWE Universe doesn’t see Reigns dropping that belt anytime soon.
It’s interesting to note that Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens will be facing each other at Royal Rumble for the second time. They have clashed four years ago for the Universal Championship in a No Disqualification Shark Cage Match. Back then, Reigns was the babyface and Owens was the heel. This time around, the scenario is completely opposite.
Royal Rumble takes place on January 31, 2021, from WWE’s current ThunderDome setup at the Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, Florida. Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship upon his return back in 2020 summer in a very short feud with “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. He pinned Strowman at Payback 2020 to get hold of the belt who is likely to hold it until at least WrestleMania 37.