WWE Royal Rumble 2021: 4 possible opponents for Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns, WWE SmackDown (photo courtesy of WWE)
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Roman Reigns is the biggest star in wrestling right now, but who will he face at WWE Royal Rumble 2021?

At Clash of Champions, Hell in a Cell, and TLC, Universal Champion Roman Reigns delivered in-ring classics that were close to untouchable from a storytelling standpoint. So at WWE Royal Rumble 2021, wrestling fans can expect another match of the highest order, complete with an enthralling build that keeps them hooked.

Reigns is ruling SmackDown like a mob boss, as his “family” is positioned as the gatekeepers of the main event scene. And soon, he won’t just have Jey Uso by his side, as Jimmy Uso is due back for a January or February return.

After Reigns defeated Kevin Owens at TLC, he will face the Prizefighter on the first episode of SmackDown after the Pay Per View. But could he face KO again at the Royal Rumble PPV? Who else could be a possible opponent for WWE’s Tribal Chief.

Let’s take a look at four possible rivals for Roman Reigns heading into WWE Royal Rumble 2021. There’s no doubt that no matter who Reigns faces, he’ll hit a home run. But from the company’s perspective, the biggest names are generally better at a show as big as the Rumble.