This past Sunday in the main event of WrestleMania 39, Roman Reigns shockingly defeated this year’s Royal Rumble winner Cody Rhodes to retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship following interference from Solo Sikoa, extending his mammoth reign that is rapidly approaching the 1000 day mark.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now provided an update on when we can next expect to see Reigns on one of WWE’s premium live events, noting that he’s not expected to work Backlash on May 6th, however he is set to work other major events over the coming months.
“Reigns will not be on the San Juan card, or at least that wasn’t the plan on Monday, but he will be doing other major events over the next few months.”-WON
Reigns was originally set to team with Solo Sikoa against Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar on this past Monday’s post-WrestleMania Raw, although the match ultimately never took place as Brock would turn on Rhodes before the bell, likely setting up a match between the pair at Puerto Rico.
This year’s Backlash event is set to be WWE’s first PLE in Puerto Rico since New Year’s Revolution in 2005, with the popularity of record-setting artist Bad Bunny likely a factor in the company’s decision to return to the Caribbean Island.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on when we can expect to see Reigns next defend the company’s top titles as soon as we hear more.