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While it’s not uncommon for superstars to leave and make a return, it is very unfortunate when a superstar leaves at the height of success and while holding a championship, knowing they’re leaving a lot of hard work, blood, and sweat behind.
This was the case when Roman Reigns’ announced his sad departure from Raw on October 22. Reigns relinquished the title and announced his hiatus on Raw, revealing that his leukemia had returned after 11 years of privately battling it and being in remission.
Every single lover and hater of Reigns’ was on one page after the announcement, as support for the superstar poured out from every corner.
Now, after four months, Reigns’ will be returning to Raw to address the WWE Universe for the first time since his departure, and possibly update them on his return.
However, when he returns, a lot would have changed on Raw since the last time he took to the squared circle.
Take a look at the 5 things that have happened and change on Raw since Roman Reigns’ departure, and share your favorite moment from the past four months in the comments below.
At SummerSlam 2018, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar to win the Universal Championship. This was primarily made possible by Braun Strowman’s distraction as he was the Money in the Bank briefcase holder at the time.
Strowman later cashed in his briefcase to challenge Reigns for the title at Hell in a Cell. The match ended in a no contest, as Brock Lesnar returned to tear down the cage and lay waste to both the superstars.
Following Super Show-Down event, a triple threat match between Reigns, Strowman, and Lesnar for the Universal Championship was scheduled for Crown Jewel event.
However, Reigns relinquished his title before the event which led to Lesnar and Strowman battle for the vacated championship.
Strowman lost the match thanks to Baron Corbin’s attack and was unable to stay on top of the Raw roster again. Slowly losing ground due to ordinary storylines and has since fallen down the ranks on the roster and is being used in mid-card feuds ever since.
Strowman has lost his elite status on Raw since Roman Reigns’ departure.