As reported by WWE itself a few weeks ago, Roman Reigns reached the second official year as Universal Champion on August 30: he won the title on August 30, 2020, in full pandemic, in a Triple Threat Match at Payback against the company's Fiend and Braun Strowman.
Title won by heel as Roman had allied himself with Paul Heyman. In these two years Roman has defeated superstars such as Edge, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Rey Mysterio, Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan (just before he landed in AEW).
The only one who didn't pin it cleanly was Seth Rollins at this year's Royal Rumble. Reigns, we remember, then won the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, also this year, beating Brock Lesnar in the most talked about main event in the recent history of the show of the shows, thus holding both titles of the federation.
Roman Reigns and the biggest challenge of him against Brock Lesnar
Speaking as a guest on the Impaulsive transmission, WWE Superstar Logan Paul's podcast, the WWE Tribal Chief wanted to talk about who he thinks was the wrestler who put him to the most severe test in the Stamford company's rings, obviously naming Brock Lesnar, his arch rival until a few weeks ago.
Regarding this great challenge, Reigns stated: "Oh, thank you. So, I guess so. I think when the competition is in or out or preferably both, um, it always manages to pull something out of the business and create a real aggression, an aggressive vibe and I think we do.
we have done. Brock and I represented the main event of several very important shows. I mean we covered the best part of the calendar of the year of events, managing to pay the biggest ppv, the main event of Wrestlemania, so also thanks to this I think I can say that he was my biggest rival." In addition to talking about numbers and business, Reigns then went on to talk about how hard and tiring it was to work with Lesnar in the ring, thanks to his strong MMA training on the square, which made itself felt considerably in the fight in the ring.
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