Reigns has had many opponents throughout his career. Since he spent most of his career as a face, a majority of his rivals were heels. Like all other elite names, he had some awe-inspiring feuds and some awful rivals Without further ado, here’s a look at The Big Dog’s best and worst opponents of his career.
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10Best: Braun Strowman
Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman have a long history with the Universal Championship. Even now, the two heavyweights are having a stupendous feud for the most coveted prize of the blue brand.
After getting separated from The Wyatt Family, Reigns was Strowman’s first major opponent. The Monster Among Men suffered his first singles pinfall loss against Reigns at 2017 Fastlane. However, Strowman avenged the loss at the 2017 Payback, and they also crossed paths in an Ambulance Match at Great Balls of Fire, which Strowman also won. Subsequently, they also met in Universal Championship matches and tag team matches. Their 2018 Hell in a Cell encounter ended in a no contest.
9Worst: Shane McMahon
Shane McMahon had an impressive run last year when he ascended to the upper echelons of the card. With Drew McIntyre by his side, Shane had a feud with Roman Reigns, and they battled in a singles match as well as a tag team match.
As The Big Dog assaulted Vince McMahon on an episode of SmackDown, Shane wanted revenge for the attack, resulting in a match at Super ShowDown, which Reigns surprisingly lost. Teaming up with The Undertaker, Reigns beat McIntyre and Shane in a tag team match at Extreme Rules 2019. The whole feud was tedious, and there was no point to push someone like Shane against The Big Dog.
8Best: Bray Wyatt
Similar to The Wyatt Family member, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt had an astounding rivalry with Roman Reigns. They had a lengthy rivalry back in 2015, and it was certainly one of the best feuds of Reigns’ career.
The rivalry commenced with Wyatt’s vicious attack on Reigns at Money in the Bank. Wyatt prevailed in their first encounter at Battleground, and they also had tag team matches against each other at SummerSlam and Night of Champions. Their rivalry concluded at Hell in a Cell, where Reigns leveled the score with Wyatt in a Hell in a Cell bout.
Sheamus returned with a new look, but he had a disappointing rivalry with Roman Reigns in the latter half of 2015. It began when Sheamus cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to end Reigns’ WWE World Heavyweight Title reign within a few minutes at the 2015 Survivor Series.
Reigns got the rematch at TLC, but Sheamus successfully retained the title. Finally, Reigns regained the belt the next night on RAW. The biggest drawback of the rivalry was that Sheamus lost his place as a main event Superstar after losing the belt.
6Best: The Undertaker
Undertaker’s famous unbeaten streak was already broken at WrestleMania XXX, but Reigns added another loss in Undertaker’s book at WrestleMania 33. The Big Dog and The Phenom wrestled each other in a No Hold Barred match at the Grandest Stage of Them All in 2017.
Although it was the only singles match between Undertaker and Reigns, the two men stole the show in the main event. After several near falls, Reigns pinned The Undertaker, handing him his second WrestleMania loss.
Rusev was riding high on momentum at the beginning of his main roster career, maintaining a remarkable undefeated streak. Nevertheless, he started losing the momentum quickly, despite holding the United States Championship. While locking horns with Roman Reigns, The Bulgarian Brute was buried by The Big Dog, which played a key role in his downfall.
Even though their first bout at 2016 SummerSlam ended in no contest, Reigns won the US Championship from Rusev at Clash of Champions. Reigns beat Rusev again at Hell in a Cell to keep the belt around his waist.
4Best: Triple H
Being a corporate heel, Triple H tried to make Reigns’ life a living hell, ultilizing his father-in-law and wife. Whether as part of Evolution or as a singles Superstar, Triple H was a primary opponent for Roman Reigns.
When The Shield was riding high, they beat Triple H’s Evolution at 2014 Extreme Rules and Payback respectively. Their big singles match took place at WrestleMania 32 main event, where Reigns beat The Game to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
3Worst: King Corbin
King Corbin is one of the biggest heels of WWE right now. Therefore, it’s no surprise that he has faced Roman Reigns several times. Their first encounter was in tag team matches when The Shield reunited for the last time. However, their major singles feud took place after SmackDown’s move to Fox.
Corbin got over at the beginning of the feuds as he pinned Reigns twice. Reigns, however, got back on track by picking up two victories over Corbin at Royal Rumble and Super ShowDown. It was a long rivalry, but a myriad of fans showed their frustration about this uninteresting feud on social media platforms. The continuous use of dog foods even made it worse.
2Best: Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is undoubtedly the greatest rival of Roman Reigns, with the rivalry starting back in 2015. The Big Dog’s first encounter with The Beast Incarnate was at WrestleMania 31, where the former earned a WWE Title shot as the winner of Royal Rumble match.Later, Reigns and Lesnar fought numerous times for the Universal Championship. After multiple attempts to win the Universal Title, Reigns finally slew The Beast at the 2018 SummerSlam.
1Worst: John Cena
When the poster boy of the previous era and the poster boy of the current era had a feud, the WWE Universe anticipated a memorable rivalry, yet it turned out to be a disaster. The feud didn’t even garner much interest, and it was short-lived.
The build-up of the match was substandard, especially for Reigns’ inability to go toe-to-toe with Cena on the microphone. The two men wrestled at the 2017 edition of No Mercy, where Reigns pinned the Leader of Cenation.