A surprising name has thrown their hat into the ring to defeat Roman Reigns and become the new Universal Champion.
While Roman Reigns had already held the Universal Championship for over a year, at WrestleMania 38 he firmly established himself as THE guy in WWE.
With victory over WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, Reigns became the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, painting an even bigger target across his huge back. With WWE now only having one World Champion, everyone on the main roster, from both Raw and SmackDown, have their sights set on the Head of the Table.
That includes SmackDown star Madcap Moss.
The former NXT Superstar has enjoyed his own rise up WWE’s pecking order in recent months, and is set to end his lengthy-feud with Happy Corbin on the June 17th edition of the blue brand.
Speaking in a new interview with KFAN 100.3’s Power Trip Morning Show After Party Podcast, Moss revealed that once he’s done with Corbin, he’s looking forward to taking on Sami Zayn.
“There’s so many people that I would love to work with and to go to battle within that ring,” says Moss. “One guy I’m looking at right now that I both can’t stand and can’t take my eyes off of, and I’m thoroughly entertained by is Sami Zayn.
I think he’s just one of the absolute, most entertaining, and just detestable people that I’ve ever met and I would love to fight him. I’d love to get in the ring with him. But I’d also love to mess with him a bit on the mic. I’d love to mess with him backstage. He thinks he’s like this member of The Bloodline. I think the guy’s a bit delusional. But that makes for a really fun time.”
Looking further ahead, Moss also pitched potential hard-hitting match-ups with the likes of Drew McIntyre and Sheamus, before adding that he’d love a shot at Reigns. While he admits it might seem like a stretch given the run Reigns is on, as he points out, someone has to beat him eventually.
“Other than him, there’s a lot, there’s a lot of guys. You know, I was fortunate enough to mix it up with Drew McIntyre a few times and he is a physically imposing tough, you know, Scottish Warrior, but someone who I’d like to similar style is Sheamus.
You know, he’s another guy who’s had an unbelievable run in WWE just over a decade of just really, really good performances, and championship runs. I mean, just he’s done it all. He’s physical. He’s tough, isn’t he? I call him the Celtic Warrior. So I’d love to do battle with him. I mean, those kinds of matchups where it gets real physical, another big guy in there, and they’re not afraid to take a punch or give a punch. Those are the kinds of matchups I love.
Then, you know, this one at this point may seem like a bit of a stretch to some people. Because the guys aren’t just an absolute all-time run right now. But I’d love to get a shot at Roman Reigns. I mean, he is the pinnacle of the business right now. He likes to say he’s in God mode, and it’s hard to disagree with him. God meaning ‘Greatness On a Different level. I mean, it’s just unbelievable what he’s done over the past 8-10 years, but specifically in the last few. He’s really just been untouchable in every aspect of the business.
But I think that someone needs to eventually dethrone the guy I look at myself and I say, ‘Why not Madcap?’ So, I got my work cut out for me. I got a ways to go before I get there”
On the June 17th edition of SmackDown, Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed Universal Title against Riddle. The caveat being, that if Riddle loses, he will be unable to challenge for the title again while Reigns is champion.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.