Storyline update on Roman Reigns.
WWE posted a storyline update pertaining to the final segment of SmackDown Live where Roman Reigns was nearly killed due to backstage calamity.
Investigation details on Roman Reigns' backstage incident on SmackDown LIVE
In the final moments of this week's SmackDown LIVE, Roman Reigns was intending to make a SummerSlam challenge from the backstage area, but The Big Dog just barely evaded sheer catastrophe when tons of steel beams came plummeting toward him.
A preliminary investigation has found the incident Tuesday night involving Roman Reigns was caused by a forklift backstage carrying lighting grids that were not properly secured.
Check back with WWE.com for more details as they become available.
Update to story - 10:40 a.m. ET
It has now been determined that the incident in question was specifically caused by a forklift driver error.
Update to story - 12:10 p.m. ET
At this point, the identity of the forklift driver has not been determined.
Fortunately, Reigns was unharmed in the incident and was able to walk away under his own power, though we still don't know who Reigns will officially face at WWE SummerSlam.
According to a report from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the plan is for Reigns to face Daniel Bryan next Sunday at SummerSlam. According to the report, Bryan will be revealed as the man behind the attack on Reigns.
In yet another update, Monday night, WWE provided hot new details on the forklift situation.
UPDATE: As a part of an ongoing investigation into the #SDLive incident involving @WWERomanReigns, it has been discovered that WWE’s regular forklift operator had taken the day off from work due to illness. https://t.co/qasJ1ODUVV— WWE (@WWE) August 5, 2019