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WWE fans think they know why Roman Reigns lost his Intercontinental title

The Miz became an eight-time Intercontinental champion as he defeated Roman Reigns on Raw 25.

Reigns was controversially exposed to the open turnbuckle with The Miz hitting his trademark finisher, the skull crashing finale.

With a 1-2-3 pin, Reigns was surprising dethroned as The Miz celebrated a huge victory.

And WWE fans think they know why the ‘Big Dog’ Reigns was beaten clean in one of the big shocks of the landmark night.

Our man Neil Docking, who is in New York to watch the historic broadcast at the Barclays Centre, said: "Reigns dropping the title makes sense.


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"WWE will now look to transition him to the Universal Championship picture.

"He’s now freed up win the Royal Rumble… and headline WrestleMania."

A host of other fans on social media agreed with our man’s verdict as we almost enter the home straight on the road to Wrestlemania.

Brock Lesnar is tipped to overcome Braun Strowman and Kane when he defends his Universal title in a triple threat match at Royal Rumble on Sunday.

And then the former UFC heavyweight king is expected to put his belt on the line in New Orleans against Reigns in a rematch of the main event at Wrestlemania 32, in which Seth Rollins stole the show by cashing in his ‘Money in the Bank’ in what was one of the greatest heists in WWE history.

Reigns’ odds to win Sunday’s Rumble match have dropped to 5/2 – but Smackdown’s Shinsuke Nakamura is currently the evens favourite.

You can see the odds in full here .

Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/wrestling/wwe-fans-think-know-roman-11897656

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