WWE has done internal investigations regarding the Roman Reigns accident on SmackDown this week and provided an update that the incident was caused by a forklift driver error.
This week at SmackDown, Roman Reigns was about to reveal his SummerSlam opponent in the last segment of the show. However, as he was heading towards the interview area, suddenly, some steel racks fall on followed by some other production equipment. Roman Reigns escaped any kind of damage from the accident. However, he left without announcing his opponent.
WWE ordered an investigation to look into the cause of the accident. Earlier today, update on WWE website was that the investigation found out that the Roman Reigns accident was caused by a forklift backstage carrying lighting grids that were not properly secured.
UPDATE: It has now been determined that the incident in question was specifically caused by a forklift driver error. https://t.co/1vN9eXDe2l— WWE (@WWE) August 2, 2019
The speculations regarding the identity of the attacker have been a subject of major discussion online. The final shot of the night showed Reigns turning away from the scene. But some eagle-eyed fans caught another figure around Roman as he turned the corner. Based on the design of the shirt, it became clear that the figure was none other than Buddy Murphy.
But the thing is, WWE did not require Murphy to actually push those racks onto Roman. It could have been done by anyone since that person was not required to be shot on camera doing so. So, not much should be read into it.
On the other hand, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that the mystery attacker is none other than Daniel Bryan. And he is currently planned to face Reigns at SummerSlam 2019. If Bryan is indeed the attacker, it will definitely be a shocking turn.
And then, there is the case of the feud between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. Their feud started last week and this week they were involved in a big brawl to close RAW. Why would WWE suddenly drop that feud?
Expect, the drama to unfold this week at SmackDown in the go-home show of SummerSlam 2019.