The “Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns has named the not-so-surprising name that he would consider the biggest rival during his WWE career.
Reigns is the current Undisputed WWE Universal Champion that has held the Universal Title for over 700 days and the WWE Title for the last five months. During that time, Reigns has faced the best of the best in WWE including John Cena, Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins, Edge and more.
The one man that Reigns has faced the most on the biggest stages during his title run has been “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. Reigns and Lesnar headlined three major shows over the last year including Crown Jewel last November, WrestleMania 38 in April and SummerSlam in July. It was at WrestleMania when Reigns unified the two titles by beating Lesnar, who was the WWE Champion going into the biggest show of the year.
While appearing on Logan Paul’s “Impaulsive” podcast, Reigns spoke about his rivalry with Lesnar while admitting that it helped him become a more competitive superstar in WWE.
“So I mean, yeah, I think when the competition, whether it’s outside or inside or preferably both, it’s always gonna push you know, business and just create a more competitive, aggressive atmosphere. But yeah, I mean, you know, me and Brock have we main evented at a bunch of huge shows together? I mean, we cover pretty much the full calendar year too…dotting through, you know, big pay-per-views, the WrestleMania Main Event. So I would definitely say he’s been thus far my biggest rival.”
The last Reigns-Lesnar match was an absolutely wild brawl at SummerSlam as they took part in a Last Man Standing match where Lesnar even moved the ring with a tractor. Reigns was able to get the win thanks to some help from The Usos.
Reigns is not expected to wrestle at Extreme Rules in October, so his next major match is likely going be at Crown Jewel on November 5th.