After some three years or so of being at the top, it appears that Roman Reigns is finally about to take a well-deserved break.
According to WrestleVotes (via GiveMeSport), the Head of the Table is taking a "significant break" that should last for "at least a month" or until a "major show" requires his presence and even then, he might not be around "until SummerSlam."
The assumption is that Reigns will drop the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39, putting an end to his record-setting run as the final boss. However, in a later tweet, WrestleVotes clarifies that this is "contingent on if / when Reigns eventually loses the titles."
So, which is which?
Most likely, this is WrestleVotes' way of throwing audiences off guard and making it appear as if the results of the headliner of WrestleMania 39 aren't yet set in stone.
Adding to this: I’m told this is contingent on if / when Reigns eventually loses the titles. As of now, those plans are not certain. https://t.co/ZhVALxMdst
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 21, 2023
With that said, this raises the question of what will happen to The Bloodline without Reigns. The WWE will be fine without the Tribal Chief. Cody Rhodes' luster isn't dulling anytime soon and his mic skills all but guarantee that he'll be a draw for the foreseeable future.
But, with Sami Zayn throwing a monkey wrench into the domination of The Bloodline of the WWE, you can't help but wonder what the storyline would look like in a WWE landscape without the seemingly omnipresent star.
Make no mistake, taking time off and letting the WWE go on without him is the best thing to do. Reigns deserve to take a lengthy break, one that's longer than the ones he's taken before.
But, without the promotion's foremost central figure for the past three years, you can't help wonder if not worry about the next chapter in The Bloodline storyline.
For what it's worth, Triple H and the WWE creative team have done an excellent job booking the WWE so far. Whatever the plan is for Reigns' stable, we're all for it.