WWE news: Roman Reigns edited out from WrestleMania highlights package on RAW

Reigns was edited out of a clip on RAW

Roman Reigns has not been seen in WWE since March. 

The Big Dog pulled out of his Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 36 as he didn't want to compete during the coronavirus pandemic. 

He has battled leukaemia twice and because of that, his immune system is compromised, meaning COVID-19 is especially dangerous to him. 

Staying away from the ring is absolutely the right call given the circumstances. 

According to reports, Vince McMahon has instructed people to avoid even mentioning Reigns during his absence from WWE.    

From one viewpoint, that's fair enough. The show must go on - and there's no point giving airtime to a Superstar who won't be around for a while. 

But WWE took things to another level on this week's RAW, by removing Reigns from a WrestleMania 31 highlights package. 

Hyping Money in the Bank, the footage showed Seth Rollins cashing in to win the WWE Championship - but rather than showing him pinning Reigns, the screen cut to black. 

That's just ridiculous... and very petty. 

Surely it took far more effort to edit out the pin, rather than just showing three seconds of Reigns from five years ago.

It's like WWE are trying to erase him from memory.

If you've never seen the match, you wouldn't know The Big Dog was involved, and you'd think Rollins pinned Brock Lesnar from that footage. 

Reigns was pinned at WrestleMania 31

Talk about misleading. Don't expect to see Reigns back in WWE anytime soon, either. 

Despite being airbrushed out, he's allowed to pick his own return date and will not be forced back to work earlier than necessary. 

His health needs to come first at a time like this, so it seems WWE will be pretending that Reigns doesn't exist for a while longer.

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