Roman Reigns Must Not Take Adam Pearce for Granted, Here’s Why

Published 01/10/2021, 11:20 AM EST


Roman Reigns is literally living his ‘Head of the Table’ gimmick. Whatever Roman Reigns wants, he gets. And that includes the challengers for his Universal Championship. In a shocking turn of events on SmackDown this week, Reigns and Uso helped Adam Pearce become the new #1 contender.

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The victory didn’t really come the way anyone would’ve wanted, but it’s still a victory. Roman made Adam Pearce win because he wants to make him suffer for his mistake, but will this prove to be costly for Reigns instead?

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Adam Pearce subtly warns Roman Reigns

WWE Official Adam Pearce definitely didn’t want to face Roman Reigns at Royal Rumble, but now his fate has brought him there. But after what happened at the end of SmackDown, we might see a completely different Adam Pearce at the Rumble.

WWE tweeted a few pictures of Adam Pearce in action against Adam Cole from an indy show with a caption suggesting Reigns not to overlook his opponent at the Royal Rumble. Pearce replied to this tweet and sent a subtle warning suggesting now that Reigns has forced him back to the ring, he will show him what he’s truly capable of.

Why Reigns shouldn’t take Adam Pearce lightly

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First, Adam Pearce is no rookie inside the ring; he is a 20-year veteran of the professional wrestling business. Adam Pearce is a former 5-time NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, a title held by some of pro wrestling’s greatest names including Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, and Sting.

Adam Pearce won several independent championships and 8 major championships in his 20-year pro wrestling career. Yes, it’s been six years since he retired from pro wrestling, but WWE lives and dies by never say never!

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Pearce is a skilled worker inside the ring and his NWA Hall of Fame induction and championship reigns prove that. If WWE is going all-in for this match, then it will be an unexpected classic. If not, Reigns will squash Adam Pearce and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Do you think Roman Reigns is underestimating Adam Pearce? Will Pearce cause an upset at the Royal Rumble? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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