In the world of professional wrestling, Roman Reigns has reigned supreme for over three years as the undisputed WWE Universal Champion, solidifying his position as the top dog of WWE. Along his illustrious journey, Reigns has vanquished formidable foes, including the likes of Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Edge, and even Cody Rhodes. However, a rising star, a mere 25-year-old, has boldly stepped forward to challenge the authority of “The Tribal Chief.”
This young and promising talent, who has been making waves in the NXT circuit, firmly believes that he holds an edge over Roman Reigns in at least one aspect of their wrestling prowess. In a candid interview, he made audacious claims that are sure to ruffle the feathers of The Tribal Chief himself.
NXT’s Rising Star Boasts About His Spear
The spear, a move synonymous with bone-crushing impact in the wrestling world, has been employed by numerous legendary Superstars as either a finisher or a signature move. Among the current crop of wrestling luminaries, Roman Reigns, a six-time World Champion, has adopted the spear as his finisher, using it to devastating effect. Enter former NXT Champion Bron Breakker, who also wields the spear as his ultimate weapon.
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Speaking with the Stick To Wrestling podcast on Spotify, the young NXT breakout sensation stated,
“Roman is fantastic and he’s all the great things that he says he is. But when I Spear people, they don’t get up. I try to inflict as much pain as I can on my opponents. There is a difference, when you turn on the tape, between me spearing someone and then when he does it, cut and dry.”
Breakker firmly believes that his spear surpasses Roman Reigns’ version, emphasizing that his finisher is more intense and typically keeps his opponents down for the count. It’s worth noting that Breakker, hailing from a lineage of wrestling greatness as the son of former WWE legend Ric Steiner and the nephew of the wrestling mathematician Scott Steiner, possesses the physical dominance expected from his esteemed family. Thus, his spear is tailored to inflict maximum damage on anyone in its path.
Backing his words with statistics, Breakker added, “There’s no room for debate; just watch the tape. My combined statistics here at the Performance Center prove that nobody can match my speed, vertical leap, or distance covered. I am unequivocally the premier athlete here. Mine’s simply superior.”
While there’s no questioning Bron Breakker’s remarkable physical prowess, he’s certainly not the sole practitioner of the spear in WWE’s storied history. Over the years, multiple Superstars have employed this impactful move with their unique flair.
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The Strongest Spears in WWE History
The spear’s popularity soared in the 1990s, largely thanks to Goldberg, who employed it as his signature move before delivering the thunderous Jackhammer as his finisher. Rhyno introduced a modified version known as the Gore, while current WWE superstar Bobby Lashley also utilizes the move intermittently, employing it as a signature maneuver. WWE legend and Hollywood star Dave Batista was another who incorporated the spear into his arsenal with memorable results.