Roman Reigns to Face a Former WWE Champion at Hell in a Cell 2021

Published 06/07/2021, 11:02 AM EDT


After dispatching Cesaro at WrestleMania Backlash, Roman Reigns cemented himself as the most dominant Universal Champion of all time. With the Tribal Chief clearing out the main event, WWE has to look within their mid-card and find an opponent for Reigns.

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Roman Reigns vs Rey Mysterio: Hell in a Cell 2021?

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Although it seems out of nowhere, but WWE got fans excited about this potential match. At Hell in a Cell on June 20th, Roman Reigns might face former World Champion Rey Mysterio. The two superstars have never faced off in a singles match in WWE, and we might get a taste of this action soon.

On SmackDown, Rey and Dominik Mysterio defended their SmackDown Tag Team Championships against the Usos. Unfortunately, controversy reigned supreme as Dominik rolled up Jimmy Uso, but his shoulder was up. After conferring with Sonya Deville, a rematch was booked in the main event.

In the main event, the Mysterios were about to put the Usos away, only for Roman Reigns to deliver a Superman Punch to Dominik. After the referee called for the bell, Reigns destroyed Dominik and Rey, hitting them with the steel steps. Reigns then put Dominik to sleep with the guillotine, but provided no explanation for the attack.

According to the Wrestling Newsletter Observer, we’re getting Roman Reigns vs Rey Mysterio for the Universal Title at Hell in a Cell. Given his recent string of bangers, Reigns vs Rey will also be a fantastic match.

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Have Reigns and Mysterio crossed paths?

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Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio have never faced each other in singles competition. However, they’ve crossed paths many times in multi-man matches, especially Survivor Series elimination matches and Royal Rumble’s. Mysterio even teamed up with the Usos to face the Shield in 2013.

In 2013, Rey Mysterio returned to WWE and aimed to rise to the top quickly. But WWE had three new animals in their roster in Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. At the 2013 Survivor Series PPV, Reigns and Mysterio met in the ultimate battle of their elimination match.

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: Roman Reigns reacts during to the WWE Live Duesseldorf event at ISS Dome on February 22, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Mysterio had Reigns down and attempted a 619, but Reigns surprised him with a massive spear to get a career defining win. Reigns broke the record for most eliminations in a single elimination match with four. Mysterio also played his veteran role perfectly by putting the youngster over.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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