Adam Pearce has sent a warning to Roman Reigns ahead of their WWE Universal Championship match at the 2021 Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
Writing on Twitter, the WWE official cryptically recommended that Roman Reigns has “awoken a sleeping large” by forcing him to compete once more. The quote within the tweet was originally utilized by Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto to describe the Pearl Harbor attack.
“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” pic.twitter.com/UtFGgGQulr
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) January 14, 2021
The picture above reveals Pearce trying to plead with Roman Reigns within the closing levels of final week’s SmackDown. The ultimate gauntlet match of the evening got here all the way down to Pearce, who had not competed in over six years, and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Roman Reigns and Jey Uso attacked Nakamura and Pearce earlier than Uso positioned the latter over Nakamura’s physique. The referee then counted the pinfall, which means Pearce received the match to change into the primary contender for Roman Reigns’ Common Championship.
Why are Roman Reigns feuding with Adam Pearce?
Last week’s SmackDown started with Roman Reigns taking concern with Adam Pearce for sanctioning the Jey Uso vs. Kevin Owens match seven days earlier. In the storyline, Owens suffered a spinal contusion and bruised kidneys after being thrown off the WWE Thunderdome set by Roman Reigns following the match.
Roman Reigns accused Pearce of believing that he was “stupid” – something that the WWE official repeatedly denied. Paul Heyman later knowledgeable Pearce that he “pulled a few strings” and entered him into the gauntlet match, which the authority determine ended up winning.