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5 Dark Horses Who Defeated Roman Reigns And Went Absolutely Nowhere With It

  • These are some of the most underutilized stars who outshined The Big Dog, but went absolutely nowhere with it.
Abid Khan
Modified 04 Aug 2019, 16:53 IST

The Big Dog has been outshined quite a few times
The Big Dog has been outshined quite a few times

He's not a good guy. He's not a bad guy. He's The Guy. Whether you like him or not, one cannot deny that Roman Reigns has successfully transitioned into one of the most talked about superstars in the WWE today.

Taking over Vince McMahon's billion dollar corporation from John Cena, The Big Dog has gone on to headline four WrestleManias and has earned his way to the top of the mountain.

However, the journey to establish the Roman Empire hasn't been easy. The former Universal Champion has been subjected to tons of criticism, with WWE creative constantly receiving backlash over Reigns' on-screen character.

The agile, imposing juggernaut certainly gravitates a lot of attention and anyone stepping up against him between the ropes is sure to share the spotlight with him.

With the current SmackDown Live superstar holding a current win percentage of 67.99%, the 34-year old Superstar rarely loses clean on television.

Although Roman emerges triumphant in most of his on-screen collisions, there have been a couple of times where the opposition has caught him off-guard.

Any superstar outshining the Face of the company on live television is bound to reach the summit, but there have been instances when the superstars, who reigned over The Big Dog have struggled to find any significant momentum.

So, without further ado, let's dive deep and look at the 5 dark horses who defeated Roman Reigns and went absolutely nowhere with it.

#1 The Revival

The night The Revival caused a major upset
The night The Revival caused a major upset

The first obvious choice in this list are The Revival. Two of the most talented in-ring performers, who are yet to reach their full potential on the main roster.

Although, the two have struggled to impress the management above them, the duo do share a big 'W' in their column over Roman Reigns and Bobby Lashley.

Thrown together in an impromptu tag-team match, the former Raw Tag-Team Champions wasted no time in capitalizing on the ongoing rivalry between The Big Dog and The All-Mighty and came out looking like a million bucks.

Since WWE does not put Roman in such situations, seeing Dash Wilder pin the former Universal Champion in such fashion felt like a shocker and only elevated our hopes of seeing the former NXT Tag-Team Champions make their mark on the main roster.

With the rumors constantly linking the tag-team with All Elite Wrestling, their creative frustrations could genuinely see them leave WWE sooner rather than later.

Furthermore, the two technical in-ring masters have not been presented as an extraordinary force, at all. With the fans losing all hope from the tag-team division, getting a win over Roman Reigns didn't do anything for The Revival.

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Published 04 Aug 2019, 16:53 IST
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