Roman Reigns has named the one WWE Superstar he could see himself passing the torch to when it comes time for the Tribal Chief to step away from the ring.
Reigns is quite simply unstoppable at this point in his career. Since his return at SummerSlam in 2020 Reigns has sat at the head of the table on Friday Night SmackDown as his WWE Universal Title reign shows no sign of abating. With Jey Uso by his side Reigns dismantled both Daniel Bryan and Edge in the main event of WrestleMania 37.
Now speaking on the Cheap Heat podcast with Peter Rosenberg, Roman Reigns has named the “one guy” he could see taking his place at the pinnacle of WWE, although Reigns is also keen to point out anybody else in the company is a long way off his standing.
“There ain’t nobody, man, and it’s no — I could say my favorite number two, Drew, he’s my favorite number two. There’s a bunch of number twos, threes, whatever you want to call them. We can rank them, it really don’t matter. They’re under me. How far under? Who knows? Who really cares at this point? I mean, how strong of a number two do you want to be, and at this point, my favorite is Drew McIntyre.”
“So in a perfect world, if there was an opportunity to pass the torch to him, he’s the one guy I think that has captivated my attention in that manner. But at the same time, he ain’t there. And it’s only because I’m still here, so solid, within my foothold, my stronghold. The flag is fully planted in, so I can’t even think about it now. But I mean, John [Cena] needed somebody to come in, so he could move on and try new things and take care of his body. I will eventually need that. But there’s just nobody at this point.”
After years of being pushed at the top of WWE, Reigns is now accepted as the company’s biggest star as the promotion begins plans to head back out onto the road in front of fans. Reigns has a busy time ahead as he is set to face Edge one-on-one for the WWE Universal Title at Money In The Bank. If Reigns can get past that challenge, then his challenger for SummerSlam may already be set according to reports.