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Booker T On Which NXT Star Should Dethrone Roman Reigns

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WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T has named two choices for who he thinks should dethrone Roman Reigns with one not even a full-time member of the main WWE roster.

Roman Reigns has had a dominant reign as WWE Universal Champion that has stretched over a year as he sits at The Head Of The Table on Friday Night SmackDown.

Now five-time WCW Champion Booker T has given his thoughts on who could finally dethrone Reigns on his Hall of Fame podcast, picking a proven commodity and someone who could be catapulted to superstardom:

“For me, I’ve been talking about this for a minute now, to beat Roman Reigns you gotta really make that a moment. I always say with moments, you only get a chance to have it one time and it goes away pretty much as far as these kinds of situations. Undertaker’s streak being broken, stuff like that. For me, you look at Brock Lesnar. Could he be the guy? Of course.”

“But for me, I’m looking to make somebody. I’m looking to make somebody in big fashion, in a huge way. And there again, man I look at that kid WALTER and I say he’s a star. He’s what wrestling is today. He’s international, he can bring so many eyes to American professional wrestling from that side of the world. It’s not gonna be funny. I look at this thing almost like the UFC does with that Ciryl Gane and Francis Ngannou matchup coming up. There’s gonna be a lot of eyes on that thing, there’s gonna be a lot of money made. At the end of the day, if we’re not looking at it that way, we’re just gonna have another match and we’re gonna just flip the title, we’re gonna lose.”

WALTER is the longest-reigning NXT UK Champion in history, holding the title for a mammoth 870 days before losing the belt to Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver 36 in August 2021.

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