WWE is planning for Roman Reigns to feud with Kevin Owens in a champion vs. champion feud pitting the United States Champion against the Universal Champion.
According to a report from F4WOnline.com (h/t WrestlingInc), Raw’s top two singles champion are expected to feud heading into next month’s brand-exclusive Roadblock pay-per-view:
WWE officials are currently looking at doing a champion vs. champion program with WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns, according to F4Wonline.com. Plans can always change but the idea is to do the feud in December, perhaps for the December 18th Roadblock pay-per-view from Pittsburgh.
The feud between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar is reportedly causing headaches for Vince McMahon. Why? Because it’s the definition of a booker’s nightmare. If Goldberg is going to wrestle for WWE again, he shouldn’t lose. But with Lesnar being booked as an unstoppable monster and the company’s biggest draw over the last few years, he shouldn’t lose, either.
Unsurprisingly, this has put the creative team in quite the pickle, which is exactly what a champion vs. champion feud between Owens and Reigns would do.
We’ve seen during Owens’ feud with Seth Rollins that the creative team is terrified of putting Owens over clean due to fear that it will hurt Rollins. This has virtually destroyed Owens’ credibility as champion while also hurting the quality of what should have been a really good championship rivalry with Rollins.