You're only hearing of this now? It's been all over the net all week. Latest reports state that Taker vs. Braun Strowman is not on the table, but there might be some sort of confrontation with them during the Royal Rumble. Latest reports state that Taker will be wrestling a star from Raw and that he won't be wrestling for a championship. If this turns out to be true, then I'm sort of a little relieved because there had been talk of Cena vs. Taker being for the WWE Championship and I don't really wanna see them go at it for the strap as they're really two guys in the company who're above championships. If Roman Reigns becomes Universal Champion and, again if all this turns out to be legit, then he won't be Taker's opponent either. With that being said, it's impossible to predict Vince's state of mind during WrestleMania season. It can be difficult at any given time as he's known to change his mind often, but nothing compares to the chaos of Vince planning WrestleMania. The stories of him changing his mind so often as to drive creative and pretty much the whole damn roster crazy are the stuff of legend. So IF all this turns out to be exactly as Meltzer is reporting, then I do think there'll be a chance Taker will face Roman Reigns because earlier reports stated that Vince felt Taker vs. Reigns is a match that's more about "the future" as Reigns is someone who'll be one of the major stars in WWE for the next decade. Is Taker vs. Reigns something of a waste? If you're someone that doesn't like Roman Reigns, then it absolutely is. Some fans don't like Reigns and won't ever embrace him for different reasons; some are genuinely resentful that he was given such a monster push before he was ready, some are resentful that he's being pushed at all as they feel there are much better talents on the roster, some just don't like him because Vince does like him, etc. But the fact of the matter is that unless Vince has a massive change of heart or steps down, Roman Reigns is all but guaranteed to be one of the company's top 3 to 5 guys for the foreseeable future. If it does turn out to be Taker vs. Reigns and Reigns goes over, the fans simply aren't going to embrace Reigns babyface manner if that's what Vince hopes. He'd be better off just turning Reigns full blown heel as that's the response he's gonna get during the match win or lose. In some ways, I'd rather it be Taker vs. Reigns if a title isn't at stake because I think Styles and Owens have both earned the right to go into WrestleMania with their titles. If Cena's not wrestling Taker, then I'd say he'll probably wind up winning his 16th World Championship from AJ Styles at WrestleMania and if Roman Reigns doesn't defeat Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship or regain the United States Championship from Chris Jericho, then he has the strongest shot of going against Taker on the big stage.