The world of WWE continues to produce surprises and this one is even more shocking than Dean Ambrose winning the heavyweight title on Sunday.
WWE.com reported that Joe Anoa`i (Roman Reigns) has been suspended 30 days for his first violation of the company’s wellness policy. Reigns responded to the story with this tweet:
The timeline for Reigns’ suspension is interesting to say the least.
He’ll be available to return for the Battleground PPV on July 24th, where he’s scheduled to face Ambrose and Seth Rollins in the main event for the WWE title, but he won’t be at the draft on July 19th.
Even though the 2016 WWE Draft is technically a month away, Reigns will be on day 29 of his suspension. It will be a big hole to fill on the first live edition of Smackdown on Tuesday night. What happens when Reigns gets picked? Does he just get skipped over and become a free agent? There are quite a few scenarios in play.
This is the first time in four years that a notable name has been popped by the Wellness Policy. Back in 2012, both Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton failed their second test and were suspended 60 days.
The WWE adheres to a three strike policy with the Wellness Policy tests:
30 days for the first failed test.
90 for the second failed test.
And this is what happens if someone were to fail the test a third time:
UPDATE (4:15 PM)
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez reported that the WWE knew about the suspension before the Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View.
WWE’s biggest event of the year returns to Peacock as WrestleMania 39 takes place this Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. This year’s lineup features all of your favorite superstars including 14-time Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Roman Reigns, Bianca Belair, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Rhea Ripley, Cody Rhodes, and more.
The excitement begins on Friday, March 31 when Rey Mysterio, Stacy Keibler, Andy Kaufman, The Great Muta and Tim White join the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023 at 10:00 PM ET on Peacock.
See below for the full WrestleMania 39 match card, the schedule of events, and additional information on how to watch and live stream WrestleMania 39 on Peacock.
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WrestleMania 39 Match Card:
Saturday, April 1st
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship – The Usos (c) vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens
WWE United States Championship – Austin Theory (c) vs. John Cena
Singles Match – Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Logan Paul
Tag Team Match – Becky Lynch, Lita, & Trish Stratus vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, & IYO SKY)
Single’s Match – Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio
Men’s WrestleMania Showcase – Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs. The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy vs. The Viking Raiders
Sunday, April 2nd
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes
WWE RAW Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre
Hell in a Cell Match – Edge vs. Finn Balor
Singles Match – Brock Lesnar vs. Omos
Women’s Showcase Tag Team Match – Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shotzi & Natalya vs. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville
*All times are listed as ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
- Live Stream: Exclusively on Peacock
Friday, March, 31:
- WWE Hall of Fame: 10:00 PM ET
Saturday, April 1:
- NXT Stand & Deliver: Kick off at 12 PM ET; Main Event at 1 PM ET
- WrestleMania Saturday: Kick off at 6 PM ET; Main Event at 8 PM ET
Sunday, April 2:
- WrestleMania Sunday: Kick off at 6 PM ET; Main Event at 8 PM ET
How do I watch WrestleMania 39 on Peacock?
Sign up here to watch both packed nights of WrestleMania 39 on Peacock, April 1–2 8pm ET. With Peacock Premium, you’ll also be able to watch every other WWE Premium Live Event, including Crown Jewel, Survivor Series, SummerSlam, and Royal Rumble, plus every WCW and ECW Premium Live Event in history.
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The WWE Crown Jewel 2022 match card is set and it’s all happening this Saturday live on Peacock. Tune in to watch the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between social media star Logan Paul and the defending champion, The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. We’ve got you covered on everything you need to know so you don’t miss a second of the action.
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Where is WWE’s Crown Jewel event?
Crown Jewel is WWE’s main recurring event in Saudi Arabia and the 2022 event marks the fourth year in a ten-year partnership between the two sides. This year’s event will be held at Mrsool Park in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
What time is WWE Crown Jewel 2022?
WWE’s Crown Jewel Kickoff show begins at 11 a.m. ET and the main card PLE event should start around 12 p.m. ET.
- WWE’s The Bump will be available on-demand beginning at 10 a.m. ET on Peacock
- Kickoff Show: 11 a.m. ET
- Main card: 12 p.m. ET
How to watch WWE Crown Jewel this year
Crown Jewel will be available on Peacock for fans in the U.S. and WWE Network for viewers outside of the U.S.
Who is the current WWE Universal Champion?
Roman Reigns, who last defeated Drew McIntyre at WWE Clash at the Castle. He will defend this title against Logan Paul in the main event on Saturday. This will mark Paul’s third official match inside a WWE ring, and he’s coming off defeating The Miz at Summerslam and knocking out Jey Uso at WWE Smackdown. Jake Paul, Logan’s brother, is fresh off his defeat of Anderson Silva last weekend and will be in Logan’s corner for support against the rest of The Bloodline.
WWE Crown Jewel 2022 match card
- The Usos vs. The Brawling Brutes
- Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Damage Control
- Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
- Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross (with Scarlett)
- Braun Strowman vs. Omos (with MVP)
- The O.C. vs The Judgment Day
- Brock Lesnar vs Bobby Lashley
- Roman Reigns vs Logan Paul
“At WWE Crown Jewel, the WWE Universe will once again go down the rabbit hole as Bray Wyatt is scheduled to appear.”
Are there any WWE events after Crown Jewel?
After Crown Jewel, WWE will wrap up the 2022 schedule with Survivor Series in Boston on November 26 and NXT Deadline on December 10.
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