WWE’s Problem of Who Can End the Run of a Lifetime

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World Wrestling Entertainment WWE has a major problem with who can end the run of a lifetime. There are a couple of good choices that we believe need the chance to face the most dominant champion in the last 35 years. The company is updating not just behind the camera but in front of the WWE Universe as well. Transitioning underneath Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Nick Khan there are some changes. This gives fans more of a reason to watch the company on all shows. Vincent Kennedy McMahon led the company after his father in the 1980s till his retirement earlier in July 2022. The Bloodline is a faction that the tribal Chief Roman Reigns formed at the beginning of his dominant run. Here are seven wrestlers in WWE who can possibly dethrone the tribal chief from the top of the mountain.

7. Business with the Almighty

Bobby Lashley has been dominant since his return to the company in 2018. He is a former two-time Intercontinental, United States, and WWE Champion. He is currently in his third reign with the United States championship dethroning Austin Theory in June. Theory is the youngest Money In The Bank winner in the promotion’s long endured history. Reigns and Lashley crossed paths years before the Tribal Chief’s dominant run starting in August 2020. In 2018, Reigns and Lashley has some business to finish, now that their in the primes of their careers. The Almighty defeating Reigns the The Head of the Table at Summerslam or Wrestlemania would be a true crowning moment for Lashley.

6. Ring General teaches the Tribal Chief Violence

The Ring General Gunther dominates every brand he has been on. However, he has never met someone on the caliber of the work Reigns is producing. The Undisputed Universal champion will personally learn why the ringmat is sacred dealing with Gunther. The Bloodline and the rest of Imperium will make sure that they will influence a monumental moment. Gunther’s dominance of being the current Intercontinental champion could be nothing but more a stepping stone to solve WWE’s problem of not having challengers. Reminding Reigns of what made him into what he is comes full circle. The match would be even bigger as the bout takes place in Gunther’s own backyard of Austria or Cardiff.

5. The Glorious One

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Reigns opponents all share something important they have been world champions at one time or another with a couple minor exceptions. The whole idea of Reigns is how does this wrestler match up to the tribal chief. A former NXT, and Impact World Champion Robert Roode is what comes to mind. Roode’s NXT days in WWE made headlines as he made the NXT title seem more bigger than the WWE Championship. If Roode can overcome the most dominant champion in 35 years then it will be truly Glorious. He would be able to propel and show that he is the front runner under the new regime. Roode’s charisma and arrogant persona could have him sitting at the top of the mountain. Roode could be the clear one to solve WWE’s problem of ending the run of a lifetime.

4. The PrizeFighter is Back for Revenge

Kevin Owens is a former WWE Universal, United States, Intercontinental and NXT champion and he has had his eyes on ending Reigns run as champion. The way Owens views it back in 2020 and early 2021 he should have ended the run before it even started. The Wiseman and Warden of the Uso penitentiary Paul Heyman made sure that Reigns run continued at all costs. It even took some of Main Event Jey Uso to get into the frey costing Owens his opportunity every time. Since Vince’s retirement Owens has reverted back to his NXT days of when he viewed himself as the prizefighter. Owens shows that the determination can go a long way.

3. The Phenomenal One Gets A Chance

The Phenomenal One AJ Styles has done it all in his six years being signed to WWE. The WWE scene has factions heavily involved with both RAW and Smackdown. New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPW Openweight world champion Karl Anderson and Bullet Club stablemate Luke Gallows recently returned to WWE. The Phenomenal One has revived the OC a stable that he formed when the Good Brothers Anderson and Gallows came after he left New Japan. The tribal chief and Styles could go Bloodline versus The OC which could see Anderson and Gallows get a Undisputed Tag team championship opportunity.

2.  The Nightmare achieves the American Dream

A patriarch in the rise of All Elite Wrestling,  The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes returned to WrestleMania 38 earlier this year in April. After leaving the company and betting on himself going through the independent wrestling circuit  he found his way back in the WWE. He is already a star in the world and could be the answer to WWE’s problem. Time has passed since the last time they faced each other. Reigns was nowhere near reaching G.O.D Mode nor being the tribal chief. Rhodes was no longer dashing and stuck being stardust after breaking from with his brother Dustin Rhodes aka Goldust.


Only a few people have the head of the table number and this one person can be credited for the tribal chief’s success. WWE’s problem can be solved by the new United States Champion Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins after another encounter for the promotion’s top title. The answer could come in the form of the visionary who is doing some of the best work of his career. WWE’s problem of who can end the run of a lifetime could repeat itself mirroring the Heist of the Century.

Written by Semetrius Holmes


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