Fifteen Successful Title Defenses: Who Can Dethrone Roman Reigns as WWE Universal Champion?

Published 09/21/2021, 8:36 AM EDT


Roman Reigns has defended the Universal Championship fourteen times since he secured the title at Payback 2020 after attacking Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. Since then, he’s been unstoppable. Now, the question is – who can dethrone The Tribal Chief?

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Currently, there are at least two Superstars on the main roster who can take him down. Let’s start with his upcoming Extreme Rules 2021 battle.

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The Head of the Table is going up against Finn Balor’s alter ego, The Demon. While Reigns can overpower Balor, can he overpower The Demon? Both Reigns and The Demon remain undefeated. Therefore, could Finn Balor’s Demon King be the one who takes down The Tribal Chief? It very well could be.

After all, the only power that can overpower the current ruthless and brutal Roman Reigns is dark power. The Demon comes with a plethora of that, and could finally take down Roman Reigns. The WWE Universe gets their answer at Extreme Rules 2021.

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Brock Lesnar has put a target on The Tribal Chief’s back

Next, there is Brock Lesnar. For now, WWE booked a match between The Tribal Chief and The Beast for Crown Jewel 2021. As of now, it’s a non-title match. However, if Reigns successfully retains the title at Extreme Rules 2021, it will become a title match.

Brock Lesnar is completely capable of dethroning Roman Reigns. In fact, after John Cena couldn’t, everyone who isn’t a fan of heel Reigns is counting on Lesnar to end The Tribal Chief’s championship reign.

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Will The Rock return to take down Roman Reigns?

In the off chance that megastar Brock Lesnar cannot dethrone him, there’s another WWE Megastar who could finally come back to take him down, The Rock.

WWE was anyway planning to bring back The Great One for Survivor Series. Of course, Big E has already claimed he will not back out from facing Roman Reigns at Survivor Series if both remain champions by the time the PPV comes around.

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What if WWE introduces a plot twist and brings back Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock to take down cousin Reigns? That would take ratings and viewership over the top.

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In fact, 2021 could become one of the biggest years in terms of megastar returns!

Who do you think finally takes down The Tribal Chief? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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