5 WWE Superstars Who Can Be the Next Universal Champion

Published 06/09/2021, 3:05 PM EDT

Roman Reigns has cemented his legacy as one of the top WWE wrestlers in history. His WWE Universal Championship run is nothing short of phenomenal. This is only because WWE officials finally listened to the fans and made ‘The Big Dog’ a heel.
Reigns has held onto the championship for almost a year; now the fans are speculating if a title change is imminent. Today we list the Top-5 wrestlers who could potentially win the Universal Championship from Roman Reigns.
Keep in mind that some of the names mentioned are on the prediction that they might end up on SmackDown after the WWE Draft.


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#5 AJ Styles

The Phenomenal One‘ is one of the most beloved superstars on the entire roster. Some fans feel that WWE is underutilizing AJ Styles’ true potential.

He is currently one-half of the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions with Omos. But he can be more than a tag team champion in the eye of the fans. A good WWE Draft could catapult him into the main event at SmackDown.

#4 Kevin Owens

Kevin “K.O.” Owens is a prizefighter in WWE. His push has been on and off for quite some time. But this doesn’t mean he isn’t a contender for the Universal Championship.

His feuds with the likes of John Cena were the highlights of that year, and the fans want to see him get another significant push.

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#3 Seth Rollins

In our opinion, who better to displace ‘The Head of the Table‘ than an old comrade? There is hardly another wrestler in the entire roster other than Rollins who knows Reigns better.

The Architect‘ must be itching to snatch away the WWE Universal Championship from a man he once called brother. What a perfect year it would be for Rollins to win the championship after becoming a father.

#2 Brock Lesnar

The Beast‘ Brock Lesnar always has the potential to make a sudden comeback and win the hottest championship from the top guy.

The fans won’t be surprised if this happens once again. Both Reigns and Lesnar have excellent chemistry in the ring and the prospect of Lesnar winning the title is something the fans would love.

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#1 Drew McIntyre

#1 our list is ‘The Scottish Psychopath‘. He has been chasing his WWE Championship ever since he lost it. Bobby Lashley has been his target for months now.


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With a good WWE Draft, McIntyre could find himself chasing another championship and possibly winning it. The Scotsman has been a fan favorite ever since his return to the company and with the shakeup of the entire roster, a new storyline feud with Reigns is imminent.


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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!