Roman Reigns is arguably the biggest star of WWE at this moment. But his status as the face of the company did not get established overnight. He defeated many yesteryear and current superstars in important matches. Here, we are discussing top 5 of the biggest wins that Roman Reigns has got in his WWE career thus far.
5. John Cena Vs Roman Reigns – No Mercy 2017
John Cena vs Roman Reigns at No Mercy 2017 was a WrestleMania main event level match. It was a battle to find out who would now be the face of the company. When the battle began Roman Reigns was dominating over John Cena, but after some time John Cena shows his experience and started dominating. In the end, John Cena gave Attitude Adjustment from the top rope but Roman Reigns was able to kick out of the pin to shock WWE Universe. In the end, Roman Reigns gave Spear to John Cena and won the match. Because of this win, Roman Reigns’ status as the new face of the company was made clear.
4. Royal Rumble 2015
At Royal Rumble 2014. Roman Reigns eliminated 12 Superstars in his debut Royal Rumble match and set a new record in Royal Rumble history. However, he failed to win and was eliminated by Batista at last. At Royal Rumble 2015 Roman Reigns entered at number 19 and eliminated the likes of Goldust, Stardust, Titus O’Neil, Big Show, Kane and Rusev. Kane and Big Show were eliminated in one go. This was followed by a beatdown from Kane and Big Show, which was a setup for the Rock to come out and make the save. Roman eliminated Rusev as the last elimination and later got endorsed by the Rock.
3. Roman Reigns vs Triple H – WrestleMania 32
At Royal Rumble, 2016, Roman Reigns put his WWE Championship on the line. Triple H eliminated Roman from the match and later won by last eliminating Dean Ambrose. After this loss, Roman Reigns got his title rematch against Triple H at Wrestlemania 32. It was the biggest match of Roman’s career until that point and he successfully won his first singles match at Wrestlemania 32.
2. Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar – Summerslam 2018
Brock Lesnar has been Roman Reigns’ Achilles heel for a long time. Despite several big scalps, Roman was unable to defeat Brock Lesnar in many attempts. Roman got another WWE title rematch with Lesnar at Summerslam 2018. This event finally gave us the moment where Roman Reigns beat Brock Lesnar, and that too in a short match, to become the new Universal Champion. This win is also important since this was the first time that Roman Reigns became the Universal Champion.
1. Roman Reigns vs Undertaker WrestleMania 33
When Roman Reigns defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33, it was a career-changing win for the Big Dog. The Undertaker remained the biggest superstar of WWE history and only Brock Lesnar had defeated him at Wrestlemania before Roman did it in 2017. However, Roman also had to face the fans’ wrath since he was heavily booed the following night on RAW.