Roman Reigns is a familiar face in WWE WrestleMania main events and for good reason. He’s the company’s top male star. Here are three reasons why The Big Dog should reign supreme in Tampa Bay, closing the show against Bray Wyatt’s “Fiend”.
Since Bray Wyatt first formed “The Fiend” character last summer, he and Roman Reigns have slowly been on a collision course. The Fiend has become one of WWE‘s most popular gimmicks, and while he’s cooled off a bit since the initial buzz in the Fall, the Universal Champion remains an interesting and important part of SmackDown going into WrestleMania 36.
Meanwhile, Reigns is as good as ever. WWE brought him back slowly in the first half of 2019, as he was returning from kicking leukemia’s ass. The Big Dog rounded into form in the Fall, putting on some excellent television matches, including one particularly brilliant battle with Murphy on SmackDown. Since then, he’s been in a feud with King Corbin that is designed to earn him more love from the fans, as Corbin is one of the most obvious heels in the company.
Reigns looked like the clear favorite to win the Royal Rumble, but he ended up falling short. Drew McIntyre eliminated Reigns in the final two after eliminating Brock Lesnar in a star-making moment earlier in the match, making him the favorite to face The Beast for the WWE Championship.
McIntyre vs. Lesnar could easily be a big-time main event at WrestleMania 36, but the story between Reigns and Wyatt has been building for longer and is even more profound.
Here are three reasons why the familiar foes should main event the Show of Shows in a Universal Title match that will be personally meaningful for both men.