Original Plans for Roman Reigns' Title Run; Note on Reigns/McIntyre Finish

-- On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Roman Reigns’ title reign was touched on and the remarks made suggested that WWE’s original plans for it were not to have an extended run with the championship. No other information was discussed so it’s unclear who WWE had in mind to take the title off of Roman before they changed course.

-- Sunday’s match with Reigns squaring off against WWE champion Drew McIntyre was also brought up and the suggestion was that the match will likely end in a way where the loser is protected as WWE doesn’t seem to want either to lose cleanly to the other. One scenario that was thrown out there was for Randy Orton to interfere in the match, as he currently doesn’t have a spot anywhere on Survivor Series as the Raw men’s team is already finalized, barring another last minute change.