As previously noted, Roman Reigns was reportedly “very heated” over a spot in the 2022 men’s War Games match that involved himself and Kevin Owens. In an update, Dave Meltzer confirmed that “the story is accurate in the sense Reigns got upset after being popped, and had noticeable bruising under his left eye.” Meltzer added that while Reigns was upset about being slapped, “20 minutes later it had all blown over so there is no lingering issue regarding it.”
Meltzer went into additional details during Wrestling Observer Radio…
“I’ve heard a million versions of this, many of which are contradictory to each other, but the basic gist was, on Saturday’s show, during the match, there was a slap that Kevin Owens gave Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns had a bruise under his left eye, and he may have ruptured an eardrum – there is definitely an eardrum injury. It was thought that it was a ruptured eardrum but I did not get that confirmed. Roman Reigns after was very, very upset, and was very vehement about it, and was yelling about it, and that’s what happened.” (quote courtesy of WrestleTalk.com)
The incident is not expected to affect Owens’ ongoing storyline with The Bloodline as it continued to move forward during Monday’s edition of RAW.
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) November 29, 2022