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Real Reason Roman Reigns Was Brought Back To RAW

Roman Reigns FCW & WWE Champion

• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (May 7, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the War Memorial in Syracuse, New York and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– The Big Boss Man & Akeem vs. Joe Cruz & Mark Brown

– The Blue Blazer vs. Gary Royal

– Bad News Brown vs. Tony Roy

– King Haku vs. Big John Studd

– The Rougeau Brothers vs. George Skaaland & Paul Smith

– Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine

– Mr. Perfect vs. Bill Spectre

• Real Reason Roman Reigns Was Brought Back To RAW

As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns returned to the red brand for a WrestleMania 35 rematch with Drew McIntyre (which ended in a DQ when Shane McMahon & Elias attacked him).

According to the Wrestling Observer, Reigns was brought back to RAW after NBC Universal (which owns USA Network) made the demand to WWE after low viewership (especially for the third hour of RAW):

“FOX wanted more storylines that are going to be on both RAW and SmackDown. NBC Universal was real upset about the ratings, especially in the third hour, and was asking questions about: ‘Our ratings are this, this, and this why’d we give away Roman Reigns?’

So the pressure is on the top stars work both shows.”

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