WWE: WWE Says Reigns Attack Was Due to “Forklift Driver Error,” Bellas on Family Feud

Reigns Attack

WWE.com put out a kayfabe news post saying WWE “investigated” the Roman Reigns attack on SmackDown and it was “caused by a forklift driver error” but “the identity of the forklift driver has not been determined.”

As mentioned, the rumor is that Daniel Bryan was involved and it will set up a match between Bryan and Reigns at SummerSlam.

Investigation details on Roman Reigns’ backstage incident on SmackDown LIVE

In the final moments of this week’s SmackDown LIVE, Roman Reigns was intending to make a SummerSlam challenge from the backstage area, but The Big Dog just barely evaded sheer catastrophe when tons of steel beams came plummeting toward him.

A preliminary investigation has found the incident Tuesday night involving Roman Reigns was caused by a forklift backstage carrying lighting grids that were not properly secured.

Update to story – 10:40 a.m. ET
It has now been determined that the incident in question was specifically caused by a forklift driver error.

Update to story – 12:10 p.m. ET
At this point, the identity of the forklift driver has not been determined.

Bellas on Celebrity Family Feud

The Bellas will appear on an episode of Celebrity Family Feud on Sunday, August 18 at 8 PM ET on ABC.

From WWE.com:

Nikki and Brie Bella, stars of Total Bellas, will play against a team of champion mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters on a star-studded episode of “Celebrity Family Feud,” airing Sunday, Aug. 18, at 8 ET/5 PT on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

Hosted by the highly popular stand-up comedian, actor, author and Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey, “Celebrity Family Feud” returns for its fifth season, kicking off ABC’s popular and expanded “Summer Fun & Games.” Once again, celebrities are joined by their families as they compete in a head-to-head contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people, and the contestants can win money for a charity of their choice.

In their game, The Bellas will be playing alongside their brother JJ Garcia, mother Kathy Laurinaitis and cousin Lauren Jennifer Garcia for The V Foundation and Connor’s Cure. Their opponents — Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Tyron Woodley, Ilima Lei Macfarlane and Ryan Bader — will be competing for the Andy Vargas Foundation.