Top 5 WWE superstars other than Cody Rhodes who can credibly challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Championship

After overcoming The American Nightmare, Roman Reigns might be looking for his next challenger, as here are the competitors who can credibly challenge him.


Top 5 WWE superstars other than Cody Rhodes who can credibly challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed Championship

Roman after winning at WrestleMania 39(via-WWE)

Roman Reigns is steadily nearing 1000 days as the Undisputed WWE Universal champion. During these three years of his incredible title reign, many challengers came close to dethroning him, but all of them fell to the wrath of the Tribal Chief. As Roman Reigns survived three consecutive WrestleManias as champion, fans must be wondering who his next challenger will be.

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In the main event of WrestleMania 39, Cody Rhodes seemed the most believable man to dethrone the Head of the Table. However, The American Nightmare was so close yet so far, as he came up short and lost. Since Rhodes will be away from the title picture for quite some time now, let’s take a look at the other credible challengers who can step up to Roman’s title reign.

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#5 Jey Uso vs. Roman Reigns

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Roman and Jey with the Universal title(via Sports Illustrated)

Jey Uso saw a meteoric rise as a singles competitor, apart from The Usos tag team, back in 2020. As a matter of fact, his rivalry with his cousin Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship was the starting point of the whole Bloodline Storyline. Jey suffered so much manipulation inflicted upon him by his cousin, and he eventually fell in line to become The Right Hand Man for the Tribal Chief.

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However, he has seen many ups and downs as a key member of The Bloodline as well. WWE are currently teasing Jey to eventually turn on the Head of the Table and reignite the nearly three-year-old family feud. Moreover, Jey finally getting his redemption, and taking the titles off Roman to conclude The Bloodline story makes the most sense.

#4 Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns

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Lashley alongside Roman(via-WrestleTalk)

Bobby Lashley criminally missed WrestleMania 39 and is not involved in any particular feud or storyline as of now. So what about entering the Undisputed title picture and stepping up to the Tribal Chief? It will definitely be a feud that fans might be interested in.

The All-mighty is also one of the most credible superstars who never actually challenged Roman Reigns during his entire title reign and could be his next challenger. Moreover, the former two-time WWE champion is undeniably one of the most plausible championship materials in the current roster.

#3 Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns

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Roman and Orton

Randy Orton is a former 14-time WWE champion and undeniably one of the greatest of all time. In fact, Orton is the only active legend who is yet to challenge Roman Reigns’ Godly title reign. However, The Viper has been out of the in-ring competition for nearly a year due to a back injury.

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Nonetheless, Randy is rumored to make his highly anticipated return after recovery sooner rather than later. Following his potential return, The Apex Predator is expected to be immediately inserted into the title picture, considering he has some unfinished business with the Tribal Chief in the tag division too.

#2 Gunther vs. Roman Reigns

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Reigns and Gunther(via-WION)

Gunther is currently the longest-reigning Intercontinental champion of the 21st century. The Ring General is arguably carrying WWE’s mid-card division with a highly prestigious title reign. He has climbed his way to the top ever since his main roster debut and is showing no signs of stopping.

However, many will agree that The Ring General deserves more, considering the dominant persona he possesses. As soon as he drops the I.C. title, he will be one of the most credible contenders to summon Roman Reigns for the Undisputed championship. Most importantly, fans want to see the dream Showdown between The Imperium Leader and The Tribal Chief.

#1 Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Roman Reigns

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Roman and Seth at Royal Rumble 2022(via WWE)

Seth “Freakin” Rollins has had one of the greatest WWE careers in the modern era. He possesses extraordinary talent inside the squared circle along with impeccable charisma. However, it’s fair to say that Seth has been a second fiddle to Roman Reigns during their contrasting careers.

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Many believe that Rollins should be the one to dethrone Roman off of his long title reign, as he has a storied history with Roman. Moreover, Seth is the only man who hasn’t been pinned during his 900+ days title reign. In fact, he actually emerged as the winner when Reigns got disqualified at the Royal Rumble in 2022.

All the aforementioned aspects indicate that Rollins deserves another shot at the Undisputed title against the Tribal Chief. The two former Shield brothers squaring off once again must be highly anticipated by the fans considering the story.

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