Roman Reigns, the formidable Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, has held the title for an impressive 1100+ days, establishing himself as a dominant force in WWE. While many anticipated the likes of Cody Rhodes or Jey Uso to dethrone the Tribal Chief, their efforts proved unsuccessful. Reigns triumphed over The American Nightmare at WrestleMania 39 and later overcame his former Right-Hand Man at SummerSlam 2023.
However, the WWE Universe continues to speculate about the eventual challenger who could potentially end Reigns’ incredible reign. Recently, WWE dropped a subtle hint that has fueled speculation. Internally, the company has identified LA Knight as the top babyface on the SmackDown brand, raising questions about a potential showdown with Reigns. If this materializes, the former Million Dollar Champion, a 20-year veteran, could be the one to challenge Reigns and aim to bring an end to the Head of the Table’s dominance.
LA Knight, who made his pro wrestling debut in 2003, has steadily climbed the ranks in the Stamford-based promotion. Renowned for his exceptional in-ring abilities and remarkable mic skills, Knight’s popularity has soared. WWE might be considering rewarding his impressive work with a coveted world championship opportunity.
However, not everyone is convinced of LA Knight’s readiness to take on Reigns. Wrestling veteran Disco Inferno shared his perspective on the matter during a recent episode of the Keepin’ It 100 podcast. When asked if Knight could potentially win the Royal Rumble match next year and then dethrone Reigns at WrestleMania 40, Disco Inferno acknowledged Knight’s recent ascent but opined that Cody Rhodes remained the frontrunner to challenge and defeat the Tribal Chief.
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Disco Inferno noted the enthusiastic fan response to Cody Rhodes, emphasizing the thunderous pops he receives, which still surpass Knight’s level of crowd support. The wrestling world remains divided on who should be the one to dethrone Reigns and take the Universal Championship from the Head of the Table.