WWE: Roman Reigns Signs New Contract, Interest in Bringing Back Bronson Reed, New European Tour, More

Roman Reigns Comments on Signing New Contract Extension with WWE

A recent episode of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast had Roman Reigns as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Reigns revealing that he signed a contract extension with WWE earlier this year.

“Yeah [I signed a new deal with WWE]… I don’t really like to get into specifics [Reigns responded when asked about the length of his new deal], especially timelines. There’s different ways to play with these things so…”

Reigns also gave his thoughts on his current reduced work schedule in the company.

“I think the main thing is when you’ve been on the road for almost ten years straight and someone who’s been at the highest level, the main event level, you know, I’ve ran a full schedule for a long time and even before we went to FOX, it changed where it was SmackDown on Friday and then we’d do two live events, Saturday, Sunday and then there was the occasional Monday Night Raw so that’s a four-night schedule which still isn’t as bad as it used to be. I mean, we used to do Friday, Saturday, Sunday live events, Monday Night Raw, then we would take SmackDown Tuesday so we were only getting a day-and-a-half because you know, we fly out — this is before private travel and buses and all that stuff so, we would fly out Wednesday morning, get home so we’d get half of Wednesday. You’d get home and you’re beat, tired. You got half of that Wednesday, then you got Thursday to just to handle personal life and family and everything that comes with that and then you’re back out Friday so, for me it was really just trying to balance everything and someone who has five children, we’re in a very critical portion of their lives where they’re so young and this is where we build these relationships and these bonds and they get to know who their dad is so, for me, it was extremely important that I can build, you know, my fatherhood as the priority and the number one hat that I wear and WWE, Vince [McMahon], everybody was really good about accommodating that and making sure to keep me in the WWE family.

Oh okay, yeah, I didn’t really answer the question there did I? [Reigns laughed]… So the main thing is, no, we’re not gonna be on every single pay-per-view but anything that I am on which of course will be all the major ones and then a couple of the other ones, you know, that kind of fall in between the big four and the Saudis, I’ll always support those with TVs to build the story and the rivalry going forward so, it’s not like — compared to what I did, I guess, yeah, you could say technically, that’s, compared to a full-time, taking on everything, you only get a day-and-a-half-a-week, yeah, I guess it’s a part-time compared to what I usually run but, I’m an annual character on WWE television.”

Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com

WWE Reportedly Interested in Bringing Back Bronson Reed

As noted before, Bronson Reed, also known as JONAH, was released by WWE in August of 2021.

The Mat Men Pro Wrestling’s Andrew Zarian reported in a recent episode of the We’re Live Pal podcast that his sources stated that WWE officials recently held talks regarding the idea of potentially bringing back Reed to the company within the near future.

“I’ve heard one name over the last few weeks and that’s Jonah. Great G1 [Climax], I talked to a friend over there casually in Connecticut…he’s a name. Bronson Reed got the shit end of the stick with his positioning. He’s very good, he has the size, he had this awesome entrance with the background. I don’t know him at all personally. I don’t know if anything behind the scenes that happened, anything beyond that, but I can tell you there are people very interested in him because of his talent, his performance in the G1. He’s a name that people are interested in. I don’t know what his deal is, but he has come up as a name that I’ve heard.”

Transcript h/t: WrestlingNews.co

WWE Announced Next European Tour This Fall

WWE recently announced that they will be holding a new tour of Europe this October and November.

It was announced that this upcoming four-city tour will be taking place from October 30th to November 2nd in Scotland, Germany, and Switzerland.

Official press release:

WWE Live returns to Scotland, Germany and Switzerland this fall

WWE Live will return to Europe this fall with events in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday, October 30, Stuttgart, Germany, on Monday, October 31, Dortmund, Germany, on Tuesday, November 1 and Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, November 2.

Fans attending WWE Live will see their favourite WWE Superstars in action, including The Usos, Liv Morgan, Gunther, Shinsuke Nakamura and many more*. Tickets for WWE Live are available at the following links:

Glasgow, Scotland – OVO Hydro (Sunday, October 30, 2022)

Tickets available now at bookingsdirect.com

Stuttgart, Germany – Porsche Arena(Monday, October 31, 2022)

Tickets available now at www.livenation.de

Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle(Tuesday, November 1, 2022)

Tickets available now at www.livenation.de

Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva Arena (Wednesday, November 2, 2022)

Tickets available now at http://www.ticketcorner.ch/

All tickets for the previously scheduled WWE Live event in Dortmund remain valid. Ticketholders who cannot attend the new date should contact their point of purchase.

*Talent subject to change.

WWE News & Notes

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that the one department within WWE that has seen the most positive change since Vince McMahon’s departure has been their production department. Those same sources stated that the work environment has been a lot more relaxed and enjoyable due to nobody yelling at those working in the production truck nor the commentary team during shows. Several people spoken to stated that they had been planning to leave the company but are now reconsidering their decisions due to the positive changes enacted.

WWE recently released the official banner for this year’s Survivor Series event on November 26th featuring Roman Reigns, Liv Morgan, Drew McIntyre, The Usos, Bianca Belair, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Riddle, and Rey Mysterio.

Mustafa Ali recently stated on Twitter that WWE officials had plans at one point for him to come out for his matches using Hulk Hogan’s famous “Real American” theme song.

TMZ reported that former WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon was seen in public celebrating his 77th birthday this past Wednesday with John Cena and his wife at the Waverly Inn restaurant in New York City, New York.

This Sunday’s episode of Celebrity Family Feud series on ABC reportedly will be featuring Rey Mysterio and The Miz among the competitors, according to F4WOnline.com.