Upcoming Air Jordan 12 "Bloodline" release stirs up Roman Reigns rumors

Is the WWE's "Tribal Chief" and "Head of the Table" directly involved in this upcoming Air Jordan project?
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Roman Reigns may have come up short in the main event of WrestleMania XL Sunday back on April 7, but his Bloodline faction might be stronger than ever. Reigns' record-breaking WWE Undisputed Championship reign ended at the hands of his heated rival, "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes. In the time since, Reigns has been on a wrestling hiatus, where his Bloodline brethren have since been led at the helm of cousin Solo Sikoa's rule. Famed Japanese exports, Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa, have also joined the fray, cementing the Bloodline's evergrowing power in the WWE landscape.

But aside from the pro wrestling hoopla and drama, Roman Reigns is also a big player when it comes to the sneaker world, especially his fondness for the Jordan Brand. Reigns has been seen on numerous occasions rocking a fair amount of classic and flashy Jordan silhouettes, both in and out of the ring. In fact, just in time for WrestleMania season, the Jordan Brand sent Reigns an exclusive collection of PE (Player-exclusive) sneakers and apparel for him to showcase on the "Grandest Stage Of Them All". Millions around the world already acknowledge "The Tribal Chief", but this acknowledgment led many to speculate that a future general public Jordan collaboration release was on its way.

Fast forward to May 2024, and the announcement of an upcoming Air Jordan 12 "Bloodline" color variant was quick to garner wrestling fans' attention as the first-ever Roman Reigns-endorsed shoe. Some pro wrestling news sites initially reported the sneaker as an official Roman Reigns project, but unfortunately for the WWE and Bloodline faithful, that is not necessarily the case.

It's hard to argue that Roman Reigns' aura surrounds the Air Jordan 12 "Bloodline", but it is not an official collaboration.

Set to arrive in January 2025, the Air Jordan 12 silhouette takes a majority black base, with complimentary touches of a varsity red hue. The format draws very close to a 2020 release of the "Dark Concord" colorway, where the sneaker also took a largely black base and hints of concord purple/or violet to add a little two-tone flair. Black and red is largely the Air Jordan trademark color identity, signified by iconic Air Jordan colorways including the "Chicago", "Flu Game", and "Bred", just to name a few. This color combo makes a ton of sense for the Jordan identity, as Michael Jordan is best known for his dominant Chicago Bulls days, whose logo is made up of black and red.

While fans of Roman Reigns and his Bloodline faction can still purchase the upcoming Air Jordan 12 colorway and show their support, it's worth noting that an official collaboration between Roman Reigns and Air Jordan may not be available in the immediate future. The Air Jordan 12 "Bloodline" colorway is expected to have a starting price tag of $200, where it will be available for purchase on the Nike SNKRS app and select Nike retail outlets.

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