As previously reported by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the plan is to devote more time to the Brock Lesnar feud against Reigns, which means their feud will not end at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
If The Rock isn’t available for WrestleMania, it would make sense to end the feud on this show for good. A source close to the creative process told WrestlingNews.co that Reigns is expected to retain the Universal Title for a long time and is not expected to drop it this year.
Additionally, we were told that after Crown Jewel, Lesnar is no longer scheduled for any other WWE shows this year and the next time he is expected to wrestle is during the Royal pay-per-view. Rumble in St. Louis. The Royal Rumble 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, January 29 at the Dome of the America’s Center.
The WWE leadership is said to be very happy with Reigns as a heel and he is the best seller of merchandise. We’re told he’s the all-time merchandise salesman for one of the best heel wrestlers in the company’s history. A source told us his merchandise sales are at John Cena’s level and it’s more impressive because Cena has sold a ton of merchandise as a babyface while Reigns is meant to be a despised heel.