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There have been speculations regarding the situation of Roman Reigns in the WWE due to his COVID-19 status. He hasn’t competed in his scheduled title match, this past Saturday and since then we have been waiting to hear an update on him.

It appears that the WWE Universal Champion has finally been medically cleared to return to SmackDown following his positive COVID-19 test. WWE just announced that Roman Reigns has been cleared to make his return and hence he will be appearing for tonight’s SmackDown on FOX from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

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WWE Smackdown: Roman Reigns Cleared To Return From COVID-19 1

The stakes have thus been raised for the upcoming episode as WWE Champion Brock Lesnar was previously announced for Friday’s SmackDown. Lesnar watched Bobby Lashley win a fatal-4-way main event on Raw to become the new number-one contender for a WWE Title shot at the Royal Rumble PPV. But Lesnar told the cameraman that he is rather interested in seeing Roman Reigns on SmackDown.

WWE’s announcement also noted that Paul Heyman will also be on Friday’s SmackDown but he is likely to be at the corner of Paul Heyman, instead. Over on this week’s RAW, Heyman and Lesnar reunited for the first time in almost two years. The incident happened within just two weeks after Roman Reigns fired Heyman.

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WWE confirmed Roman Reigns’ return on Smackdown

Meanwhile, WWE offered the following on the impending return of the Universal Champion,

“Roman Reigns has been medically cleared and is set to return at tomorrow’s Friday Night SmackDown. The Universal Champion was unable to compete at WWE Day 1 after testing positive for COVID. His slated opponent Brock Lesnar was added to the WWE Championship Fatal 5-Way Match and went on to capture the title.

On this week’s Raw, Lesnar warned Reigns that he was heading to the blue brand this week. What will be in store when this explosive confrontation goes down tomorrow night? Don’t miss the massive encounter this Friday at 8/7 C on FOX.”

WWE Smackdown: Roman Reigns Cleared To Return From COVID-19 2

As noted above, Roman Reigns was scheduled to defend his WWE Championship against Lesnar last Saturday at WWE Day 1, but he was pulled off due to a positive COVID-19 test. Lesnar was then added to the RAW main event where he captured the WWE Title by defeating Lashley, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and former champion Big E. At present, Lesnar vs. Reigns is still rumored to take place at WrestleMania 38.

Arindam Pal

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