When we think about the ultimate ruler of the WWE landscape, the fans can only think about one name only. That glorious name is Roman Reigns. But has one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time done everything there is to do? If we look at his illustrious resume, we see multiple championships, accolades and not to mention, his historic 1000-day as the undefeated and undeniable World Champion.
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Coming back to the question, Roman Reigns has done it all. Yes and No. So let’s explore the part where we disagree and see the 5 missing accolades The Tribal Chief still has to acknowledge in his WWE career.
5. Roman Reigns Has Never Competed In The King Of The Ring Tournament, Let Alone Win It
During the early start, the King of the Ring tournament was considered the stepping stone for young and dynamic WWE superstars to ascend to the next level. Moreover, the KOTR has seen the crowning of stars such as Edge, Triple H, and most famously, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
However, over the years, the tournament has not received the recognition it deserves. Furthermore, with Roman Reigns operating in “God Mode” these days, it makes no sense for him to challenge for the throne. Yet, the closest he came to the King of the Ring crown was decimating the last winner, Xavier Woods, and taking it from him, against his will in 2021.
4. He Has Competed, But Never Unhooked The Money In The Bank Briefcase
The Head of the Table has been a part of only one ladder match in his entire WWE career, so far. Coincidentally, it was the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2015, the same accolade missing from his resume. Reigns was inches away from winning that match, only for Bray Wyatt to interfere and deprive him of achieving that accolade.
While he does not need the briefcase anymore, being the dominant World champion, facts remain true. Roman Reigns’ illustrious career would most likely have the Money in the Bank accolade omitted from it till he is wrestling inside the squared circle.
3. No RAW/SmackDown Tag Team Titles For Your Tribal Chief
Roman Reigns has not been a tag team champion? That is not correct. Roman Reigns has not won either RAW or SmackDown tag team titles. That is absolutely correct. Ever since the titles were introduced and assigned to their respective brands in the WWE Brand split in 2016, the Head of the Table has looked back to compete in the tag team division, considering the magnitude of his stardom.
However, Roman did team up with his Bloodline Enforcer, Solo Sikoa recently at WWE Night of Champions to battle for the Undisputed WWE tag team championships against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. We all how that ended for the Tribal Chief, who not only lost the match but also a major part of his family.
2. Roman Reigns Doesn’t Have A “5-Star” In-Ring Battle
The last three years in the career of Roman Reigns have seen him deliver some of the most exhilarating performances inside the ring. The Tribal Chief has decimated the likes of top legends like John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Edge, and Finn Balor, in what can surely be called top-notch in-ring bouts.
Yet, he is still away from receiving the prestigious “5-star match ratings” from the renowned journalist, Dave Meltzer. He has awarded the honor to many of Reigns’ current peers like Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. But Roman would still have to do much better to surpass his top-rated match (4.75 stars, Fatal 4- Way against Brock Lesnar, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman) and reach the perfect Meltzer “5 stars.”
1. The New World Heavyweight Title Is Far Away From Roman Reigns Clutches
Roman Reigns is the main fixture of Friday Night SmackDown as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, courtesy of the WWE Draft 2023. As a result, the new World Heavyweight Championship became exclusive to RAW. While Paul Heyman did hint that it would look good around the waist of The Tribal Chief, the reality says otherwise.
WWE CCO Triple H introduced the title, due to Reigns’ limited appearances, depriving the fans of a regular and fighting champion they can watch each week. Moreover, WWE Night of Champions saw Roman’s bitter rival Seth Rollins become the first-ever World Heavyweight champion, defeating AJ Styles.
So unless there is a major curveball thrown, the Head of the Table might not be able to bring the modernized version of the Big Gold Belt to the Bloodline.
Is there any accolade from the above list that you think Roman Reigns will never win? Let us know in the comment section!