As part of the recently concluded Superstar Shakeup, Roman Reigns was moved to SmackDown LIVE from Monday Night RAW and got into things right away as he is now scheduled to face Elias at the upcoming WWE Money In The Bank PPV Event. Despite Roman Reigns now having a storyline on SmackDown LIVE, he recently took to Twitter and announced that he will be appearing on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW.
Reigns wrote, “I’m back on #SDLive, but I still have some business on #Raw. I’ll see y’all Monday. #ProtectTheYard”
According to PWInsider, WWE postponed Monday’s SmackDown Live Event in Corbin, Kentucky so that they could send some SmackDown LIVE Superstars to Monday Night RAW as they build towards The Money In The Bank PPV Event.
It is also likely that Reigns will be setting up a future feud, or a few high-calibre WWE Superstars are needed after last week’s episode of Monday Night RAW had the lowest rating in the show’s history for a non-holiday episode. The episode drew just 2.158 million viewers.
WWE has since took to Twitter and retweeted Reigns’ tweet, turning down his RAW appearance due to his status as a SmackDown LIVE Superstar.
WWE wrote, “WWE officials have learned of Roman Reigns’ desire to appear on Monday Night Raw, but as of now, and due to his obligations as a Smackdown Live Superstar, he will not be appearing on Monday Night Raw.”
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) May 4, 2019
WWE officials have learned of Roman Reigns’ desire to appear on Monday Night Raw, but as of now, and due to his obligations as a Smackdown Live Superstar, he will not be appearing on Monday Night Raw. https://t.co/4P0RNPmZB1
— WWE (@WWE) May 4, 2019