The Universal Champion Roman Reigns’ impressive winning run in WWE pay-per-views comes to an end at the Royal Rumble 2022. 

The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns put his Universal title on the line against the visionary Seth Rollins at the Royal Rumble 2022 event. WWE did a great job with the storytelling in this match as Rollins came out to the iconic Shield intro music as well as the Shield gear.
Seth Rollins continued playing mind games with the Tribal Chief and dominated him in early part of the match. But the match came to a controversial end as Reigns locked in the Guillotine lock on Rollins and refused to let go even after the Rollins touched the ropes.

.@WWERollins may regret what he’s brought out of the Universal Champion…#RoyalRumble #UniversalTitle @WWERomanReigns pic.twitter.com/FBVzckWN7V

— WWE (@WWE) January 30, 2022

Match referee ordered Reigns to break the lock but he refused, then, referee ultimately ended the match via disqualification. With this Seth Rollins won the match but Reigns is still Universal Champion by the rules.
This was Roman Reigns first pay-per-view loss in WWE since Royal Rumble 2020 two years ago, in which he was eliminated from the Royal Rumble match by Drew McIntyre, who won the match. 
Following the disqualification loss, Roma. Reigns brutally attacked Seth Rollins with several chair shots, like how Seth Rollins turned on The Shield eight years ago.There were clear hints of a face turn for Rollins, and it is to be seen how this storyline continues from here.
Later on the Royal Rumble event, Universal Champion Roman Reigns interfered in the Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley WWE Title match and attacked Lesnar. Paul Heyman also turned on Lesnar and joined hands with Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. Then, Lashley pinned Lesnar to win the WWE Title.
On the 30-Man Royal Rumble match, Brock Lesnar entered at #30 and won the match by last eliminating Drew McIntyre. So, it seems that Brock Lesnar will choose Universal Champion Roman Reigns to face to WrestleMania 38 for the title.

By Bablu

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