At Survivor Series 2021, Universal Champion Roman Reigns once again proved why he is the top Superstar in WWE.
The Tribal Chief overcame a spirited effort from WWE Champion Big E to reign supreme at the pay-per-view. Although the Powerhouse of Positivity came very close to winning the contest on several occasions, a devastating spear from Roman earned him the victory.
Since his return to WWE at SummerSlam 2020, The Head Of The Table has been mighty impressive. He has defeated Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Edge, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Brock Lesnar, and now Big E.
His Universal Championship reign is standing at a whopping 449+ days. With Survivor Series now out of the way, there will undoubtedly be new challenges awaiting the Tribal Chief as he continues his era of dominance on The Blue Brand.
In this article, we look at five directions for Roman Reigns after his win at Survivor Series 2021:
#5 Drew McIntyre is waiting in the wings to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship
Since being drafted into SmackDown early last month, Drew McIntyre has been focused on becoming the Universal Champion by dethroning Roman Reigns.
The Scottish Superstar was unsuccessful in becoming WWE Champion at Crown Jewel when he lost to Big E. McIntyre’s loss has served as extra motivation to prove his worth on SmackDown by fighting the Universal Championship as the opportunity arises.
Drew has been mighty impressive on the Blue Brand so far, overcoming the likes of Sami Zayn and Mustafa Ali. The contest between McIntyre and Reigns will surely be an epic one. The latter will face a formidable new opponent while the former will attempt to avenge his loss at Survivor Series 2020.
#4 A resurgent Sheamus could look to enter the title picture
A contest between Sheamus and Roman Reigns will undoubtedly be an exciting affair.
The Celtic Warrior made an impressive in-ring return after an injury-related absence by beating Cesaro, Jinder Mahal and Ricochet to qualify for the SmackDown Men’s Survivor Series team. He also put on a praise-worthy performance at the pay-per-view by eliminating Finn Balor with the Brogue Kick.
With that being said, Sheamus will indeed look to cement his name on the Blue Brand after being drafted there from RAW. To achieve this, nothing could be better than challenging the Tribal Chief for a title match which would undoubtedly be a must-watch for the WWE Universe.
#3 Roman Reigns could promote an open challenge for the Universal Championship
To further solidify his legacy as one of the best champions in WWE history, Universal Champion Roman Reigns could promote an open challenge for his title.
This will give the entire SmackDown roster a chance to prove themselves against the best in the business, climbing the ladder to success. Seeing Roman fight the finest talents on SmackDown will surely be a treat for the WWE Universe.
#2 A Champion vs. Champion contest could be on the cards
To see Universal Champion Roman Reigns against Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a Champion vs. Champion match will be an exciting affair on SmackDown.
The two previously locked horns in the Tribute to the Troops event on November 14. ‘The Artist’ was neutralized with a devastating spear. Nakamura will surely be out for revenge in a rematch on the Blue Brand. Meanwhile, Reigns will look to prove his superiority against the King of Strong Style in front of a live crowd.
#1 The rivalry between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar is far from over
In an exciting development for all Brock Lesnar fans, reports say WWE has lifted his suspension. The Beast Incarnate will soon be in the ring with one thing on his mind – to decimate Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
The two superstars locked horns at Crown Jewel, with The Tribal Chief gaining a controversial win thanks to The Usos. An infuriated Brock, the next night on SmackDown wreaked havoc, attracting a fine of $1 million and an indefinite suspension.
With the suspension now possibly revoked, a rematch between Lesnar and Reigns will surely be on the cards. It remains to be seen when the contest will occur, with rumors suggesting the bout could be at WrestleMania 38 next year.