The health status of Roman Reigns has been in the news ever since it caused him to miss The Shield reunion at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view earlier this month.
The Big Dog has not been seen in action for over a week, as his last WWE appearance came on the go home Monday Night RAW show prior to the TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view.
He was supposed to link up with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as part of The Shield reunion at the event in the 5-on-3 handicap Tables, Ladders, and Chairs main event against The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, and Kane. However, due to having the mumps, he was unable to compete and was replaced by Kurt Angle.
Reigns failed to show up during RAW last week as well, where WWE began their build-up for their next pay-per-view Survivor Series, reigniting the feud between RAW and SmackDown with the blue brand's superstars invading and attacking the red brand's superstars.
The Shield member was rumored to be evaluated today for a return tonight on RAW along with the other superstars who were unable to compete at TLC due to medical reasons. The results of this evaluation are now in, according to PWInsider.
According to PWInsider, Roman Reigns is not yet cleared to return and will not be at this week's TV tapings or this week's European tour.
WWE changing their lineups over the weekend to remove The Shield reunion and replace certain main events with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins defending the RAW Tag Team championships was a sign he wouldn't be available.
While he won't be available this week, the hope internally is that he will be recovered from his illness by Survivor Series, where he is speculated to lead Team RAW against Team SmackDown in the men's five-on-five Survivor Series elimination match.
Survivor Series doesn't happen until November 19, so there's loads of time for the WWE to get him involved if they wish to do so once he clears his next evaluation. Expect them to announce his involvement sooner rather than later to get fans more pumped about the pay-per-view.
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