2 WWE Superstars who failed as Roman Reigns' tag team partner and 3 who succeeded
Since Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose, left WWE and The Shield officially split up, “The Big Dog” has been without a tag team partner during his multiple battles with the McMahons, McIntyre & Elias.
On the June 24 episode of Raw, one night after defeating McIntyre at WWE Stomping Grounds, it looked as though the former Shield member was going to come out second-best in another 2-on-1 assault by McIntyre & McMahon.
However, much to the surprise of the WWE Universe, The Undertaker appeared out of nowhere and helped Reigns – the man who defeated him at WrestleMania 33 – to take out his villainous rivals.
Although Reigns has had dozens of tag team partners throughout his career, he has never joined forces with the legendary “Deadman” in a televised WWE match.
With Extreme Rules on the horizon, let’s take a look at two Superstars who failed as the former Universal champion’s partner and three Superstars who succeeded.
Disclaimer: Statistics in this article were obtained from Cagematch.net. Multi-person tag team matches (e.g. six-man tag and Survivor Series elimination matches) are also included in the stats.
#5 Succeeded: Daniel Bryan
Following his controversial victory in the 2015 Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns was forced to re-earn his spot in the main event of WrestleMania 31 by facing Daniel Bryan at the inaugural Fastlane pay-per-view.
The two rivals teamed up multiple times in the build-up to their WWE Championship #1 contender match, with The Authority (Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, Kane, Seth Rollins & The Big Show) proving to be the first of many opponents who they would go on to defeat in February 2015.
The most famous tag team match involving Reigns & Bryan as partners came on SmackDown when they outlasted six other teams – Damien Mizdow & The Miz, The Usos, Los Matadores, Heath Slater & Titus O'Neil, The Ascension and Kane & The Big Show – to win a 47-minute gauntlet match.
Overall, the former WWE champions have teamed together in seven televised matches, winning all seven.