The lineage of the WWE Championship will live on, while the Universal Championship will be retired, once Roman Reigns loses the Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship, per reports.
As well as the summer, it’s championship shakeup season in WWE, right now. Both Asuka and Rhea Ripley’s RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championships, respectively, were replaced this past week, and Seth Rollins won the new World Heavyweight Title at Night of Champions. Roman Reigns also received a brand new title belt in place of the two that he had been carrying. All of these changes have led to a number of questions from fans. Can Reigns’ title be undisputed while Seth Rollins is also a world champion? Will the Undisputed Championship be separated back into two belts when Roman eventually loses? According to reports, we may be starting to get some answers.
A New Lineage?
Before his two championships physically merged, Reigns was, technically, still both the WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion and WWE Heavyweight Champion, despite being announced under one title – Undisputed WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion. With the new golden belt in his possession, Reigns now holds a title that didn’t exist before, prompting fans to worry about the lineage of the prestigious WWE Championship. Will WWE choose which championship lineage Reigns continues to add to, or has he formed a totally new one?
According to Fightful, fans can rest easy. It is reported that, once Roman Reigns loses the Undisputed Championship, the new title holder will simply become the WWE Champion, with the lineage of that belt remaining in tact. With a loss, the WWE Universal Championship, along with it’s lineage, will be retired. It is likely the title would have been retired already but for the fact that Roman Reigns historic 1000 day and counting reign exists with the Universal Championship, not with the WWE title.
This news should be taken with a pinch of salt, considering the source, and plans could yet change as time goes on. We’re also not expecting the retirement of the Universal Title to take place any time soon, since Reigns is likely to remain champion a good while longer, yet.
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