Roman Reigns’ Uncle Reveals Why He’s the Face of WWE and Not Brock Lesnar or Seth Rollins

Published 04/12/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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There are plenty of fishes in the sea, but not all of them are great white sharks. To stand out, one must be unique, unique to the point that their uncle chooses him over his own sons. This is exactly what WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi feels about Roman Reigns.

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During WWE Evil Season 8, Roman Reigns was analyzed from top to bottom. Some known individuals in WWE gave their opinion about The Tribal Chief, and one such was his uncle Rikishi.

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According to the WWE Hall of Famer, there is a particular reason why Reigns is the one who made it to the top as the face of the company from the infamous faction – The Shield.

“All three of those are good workers. But, there was one out of that three, was gonna be the guy. And, that was Jo [Roman Reigns]. He has what we call ‘the it factor’. He’s handsome, he looks like a superhero, and when you see this kid here, his face on the marquee, this is what we call a**es in seats.”

Even the VP of WWE Creative, Ed Kosney, revealed that almost everyone in the company believes The Tribal Chief can be the face of the company. He isn’t the top superstar only because he’s winning championships, but because he is someone who can represent the company whenever he is required to do so, at any given moment.

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But how long can Roman Reigns continue his dominance?

Will his family finally step in to dethrone Roman Reigns?

The Tribal Chief has been the WWE Universal Champion for almost 600 days. Additionally, he became the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 38 after he defeated Brock Lesnar.

This is the first time a Superstar is holding the WWE Championship and the WWE Universal Championship at the same time. There probably isn’t anything left for him to achieve to solidify his stance as The Greatest of All Time.

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However, all good things must come to an end, and so will Reigns’ run as the face of the company. But who? He has smashed Megastars such as Brock Lesnar and John Cena. It doesn’t seem like The Rock stands a chance either, considering they clash at WrestleMania 39.

However, there is one who can potentially dethrone the man – Solo Sikoa. He’s the youngest brother of The Usos, and Reigns’ cousin. Sikoa doesn’t want any help from his family and wants to make it on his own.

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Therefore, instead of joining The Bloodline, he can go up against The Tribal Chief, defeat him, and emerge as the one to dethrone The Mighty Roman Reigns.

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Not only will this signify the end of an era, but also Roman Reigns handing the torch to someone from his family. Someone younger and capable of moving The Samoan Wrestling Legacy forward.

What do you think? 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 2000 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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