Roman Reigns Confirmed For WWE Money In The Bank And U.K. SmackDown

After the presence of Roman Reigns was first advertised for Money in the Bank earlier this month, the company has now confirmed the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion will be at the PLE as well as "WWE SmackDown" the night before.


Both shows will take place at the O2 arena in London, England, with "SmackDown" on June 30 and Money in the Bank on July 1. "Smackdown" will air live in the United Kingdom on BT Sport at 8 pm local time, and the taped show will then air in its normal time slot elsewhere.

Other WWE stars currently advertised for Money in the Bank include Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, and Becky Lynch. Though it's still over a month away, the wrestling world is already beginning to buzz about Money in the Bank. Lynch recently stated winning Money in the Bank was on her bucket list, as she hasn't yet won the briefcase in her career. WWE CEO Nick Khan also discussed the event recently, pointing out that Money in the Bank in London could be a great way to help the company connect with UK partners.


Money in the Bank will be WWE's first London PLE in more than 20 years. The company held Clash at the Castle in Cardiff, Wales last year, and the event has been touted as a major success for WWE. There was reportedly an opportunity for WWE to hold last year's event at Wembley Stadium in London, where AEW's upcoming All In event will take place, but the company decided on Cardiff as they were offered more money to hold Clash at the Castle at the Principality Stadium.