Well, our boss, Roman Reigns’ #WiseMan and #SpecialCounsel Paul Heyman said it during the Royal Rumble Kickoff Show! Roman Reigns, Heyman insisted, would defy the odds and retain the championship he’s held for over 3 1/2 years, as the Road to WrestleMania starts at the Royal Rumble.
According to WWE.com:
The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship remains with The Bloodline as Roman Reigns overcame his greatest challenge yet by defeating Randy Orton, AJ Styles and LA Knight in a frenetic Fatal 4-Way Match.
Reigns quickly realized he was outnumbered, as Knight, Styles and Orton all wanted a piece of him. However, it wasn’t long before they all turned against each other.
The Tribal Chief got back into the action but was again targeted as Knight hit a BFT and Styles landed a Styles Clash. However, The Viper was lying in wait, as he struck with three consecutive RKOs on his opponents.
Unfortunately for Orton, Solo Sikoa, “The Tribal Heir of The Bloodline,” appeared and pulled the referee out of the ring during The Viper’s pinning combination, but a missed hip attack sent him through the barricade, neutralizing him.
A furious Styles proceeded to beat his competition with a steel chair, but Reigns persevered and hit a rib-shattering Spear on The Phenomenal One to retain his title.