In recent months Roman Reigns has earned praise from WWE Superstars past and present, and now The Undertaker has added his name to the ever-growing list.
Appraising Reigns’ current run as Universal Champion, The Undertaker told Sports Illustrated that he was proud of the ‘Tribal Chief.’
“I’m so proud of where he is… The night of Survivor Series [in November], I went up to Roman and Jey and said, ‘This is the most compelling story that we’ve done in a while.’ And where he’s been able to take it, it’s so good. It’s not forced. Roman is hitting on all cylinders.”
While The Undertaker famously lost to Reigns at WrestleMania 33, it wasn’t the match that either performer hoped that it would be. Speaking during The Last Ride series, Taker lamented his less than perfect physical condition explaining that he felt that the match could have been so much better.
Continuing his praise, Undertaker said that he is so impressed with Reigns that he wishes he had enough gas left in the tank to face the 2021 version.
“I think he’s a great heel—cold-hearted, calculated. There is a compelling backstory and you still feel the tension when Roman appears. Like I said, I’m really proud of him. I wish I had the gas in the tank to work a program with him now. It would definitely be something special.”
The Undertaker finally called time on his legendary career in November 2020, taking another clash with Reigns off the table. However, that doesn’t mean that Reigns is without a list of adversaries waiting to take him on.
Heading into Hell In A Cell, the ‘Head of the Table’ is reportedly set to face Rey Mysterio.
During the 4th of June episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Reigns attacked Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik in an attempt to prevent The Usos from losing consecutive matches to the duo following their unsuccessful SmackDown Tag Title challenge earlier in the night. Thus setting the stage for a potential Reigns-Mysterio showdown on June 20th.