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The best WWE Champion may miss a huge event in the UK as he mysteriously withdraws from shows

One of WWE’s biggest stars is set for a mysterious three-month absence by the end of the year and could miss the company’s massive show in UK stadiums.

The current undisputed WWE Champion Roman Reigns was scheduled to appear regularly on WWE television for the foreseeable future.

But the 36-year-old Florida native, who appeared in the 2019 movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, appears to have been pulled from all shows from June to September 5.

That could mean he will miss the WWE Show at Cardiff Principality Stadium scheduled for September 3.

Roman Reigns – with special counsel Paul Heyman at his side – has been WWE’s first stop for several years

Given the star power Roman Reigns wields for the company, the cancellation of his appearance sent shockwaves through the wrestling world.

Controversial wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer said, “He was removed from all shows, and his last show was on June 19 even after Labor Day, so I don’t know what the situation is other than to be expected on my PPV. (First).”

WWE has struck a big deal with their upcoming stadium show in the UK, the first of its kind since Summerslam in 1995.

The September extravaganza in Cardiff has already broken company records, including for WrestleMania, without selling a single ticket.

Sports-entertainment empire Vince McMahon confirmed earlier this week that she will be traveling to the Welsh capital in September for a landmark event.

Looks like Reigns is about to miss WWE's mega show at the British Stadium in September

Looks like Reigns is about to miss WWE’s mega show at the British Stadium in September

The show, whose name has not yet been revealed, is set to be the first major stadium event to take place in the UK in nearly 30 years, when the struggling giants sold out at London’s Wembley Stadium at SummerSlam in 1992.

The Great Party will take place on Saturday 3 September at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with the attention already being made to exceptional levels.

Even with some precious details named to the blockbuster itself, fans registered interest in a huge number, breaking records in the process.

Reigns is called the Tribal Leader and would have been a major selling point for WWE UK

Reigns is called the Tribal Leader and would have been a major selling point for WWE UK

WWE has confirmed that over 59,000 people have pre-registered for event tickets in the first 24 hours.

Reaction to the announcement that WWE will host a stadium show on these shores after a three-decade hiatus suggests that a completely sold-out crowd at Principality Stadium is almost certain, but Roman Reigns’ absence could stand in his way.

The Daily Star has asked WWE for comment.

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