As per the latest rumor, Roman Reigns would be getting into a feud with Randy Orton during the buildup to SummerSlam 2019.
Roman Reigns returned to WWE in March after his battle with Leukemia. After a program to reunite the Shield in the lead-up to Fastlane, he got involved with Drew McIntyre on the road to WrestleMania. He was then moved to SmackDown roster and a feud with Shane McMahon was started.
Roman and Shane have a match at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia next week. But after Super ShowDown event, WWE is currently advertising Roman vs Shane and Drew McIntyre in a handicapped match at Extreme Rules. It was expected that this will lead to another feud between Drew McIntyre and Roman. However, some websites are reporting that Roman Reigns will enter in a feud with Randy Orton which is expected to run until SummerSlam.
And the particular reason to engage Randy Orton in such a high profile program is that his contract is up in December. The fear of him walking out of WWE and run into AEW’s lap is paramount and WWE wants to make him feel important to the company. Let’s see if that will be enough to keep him with the company.
Another question will be whether AEW is even interested in acquiring the services of Randy Orton.