Updated December 15th, 2023 at 08:44 IST

WWE legend opines on how a recently-returned superstar may become Roman Reigns' biggest nightmare

A recently returned WWE superstar could be a massive problem for Roman Reigns as his Undisputed Universal Championship run could be in jeopardy.

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Roman Reigns and Randy Orton in action at WrestleMania Backlash | Image:AP
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Roman Reigns is currently enjoying his reign as WWE's biggest-ever superstar with an unmatched championship reign as the Undisputed Universal Champion. Roman's character as a dominant heel has kept the fans engaged. Moreover, with the members of the Bloodline surrounding him, they become a force to be reckoned with. However, it looks like this is the time to crown a new Universal Champion, as the fans have been waiting for it for a long time.

Three things you need to know

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  • Roman Reigns is the current Undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion
  • Reigns currently holds the fifth-longest championship reign in WWE history
  • There is chatter on who will be Roman's next opponent for WrestleMania XL

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WWE legend reveals how a returning superstar can be Reigns' biggest threat

Roman Reigns has a lot of enemies that he made throughout his stellar 1200+ days as a champion. But there is one particular superstar who is riled up and will be on a warpath to destroy the Bloodline and reach Reigns. WWE legend and current AEW member Mark Henry certainly thinks that it will be the Apex Predator who can be the Tribal Chief's biggest nightmare.

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While speaking on the Busted Open, Mark Henry opened up on the opportunities that Randy Orton could do after making his return. The World's Strongest Man claims that while Cody Rhodes may be the person to dethrone Roman, one should not count out Orton as well.

“To put Randy Orton [in a position to] beat Roman Reigns, I don't see that being far-fetched. I really don't. He's the only guy that I can see actually beating Roman Reigns, with his [championship] pedigree,” Mark Henry said.

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"It would take an act of God to put somebody over Roman Reigns other than Cody Rhodes. But if anybody could, and I get ridiculed for it, it's Randy Orton,” he added.

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Randy Orton becomes a part of the Blue brand

After making his return from a triple fusion back surgery, Randy Orton was yet to make up on which brand would he go for. With RAW and SmackDown having a friendly rivalry, managers Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis were determined to pitch their ideas to the Apex predator and lure him to join the brand.

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In the end, Orton joined the SmackDown after Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso launched an attack on him. The 14-time champion will now seek his revenge from the Bloodline, as they were the ones who took him out of action 

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Published December 15th, 2023 at 08:44 IST