Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Reigns eliminated Taker in this year's Royal Rumble match to set up their WrestleMania beef but The Wrestling Observer Newsletter notes that there is the idea of a generational passing of the torch being discussed, which may be hard to pull off with the expected crowd reaction to Reigns. That could indicate an official heel run for Reigns but The Observer notes that WWE's long-term goal is still for Reigns to be the face of the company.
Regarding Taker's health, we noted before that he was said to be really hurting with hip pain after Sunday's Royal Rumble main event. Taker had hip surgery last fall but still needs a hip replacement surgery, which he's been putting off until his in-ring career is over.
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