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5 men who could be WWE's next Roman Reigns

Riju Dasgupta
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When the time comes, who will Roman Reigns pass the torch to?
When the time comes, who will Reigns pass the torch to?

Whether or not you liked the match between Roman Reigns and John Cena from No Mercy, one thing that cannot be denied is that it was a match of extremely high significance. We saw an unofficial passing of the torch between one face of the company to another.

John Cena has been 'the guy' for WWE, for a really long time now. He has carried the company on his broad shoulders for almost fifteen years. Now, as Hollywood beckons and the ravages of the ring over many years unleash their torment upon him, Cena is slowly handing over the reins of WWE to Roman Reigns.

We saw an emotional John Cena on RAW talk, speak about just how proud he was of Roman Reigns, the new 'guy'. Well, Reigns isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future. The question remains, who will Roman Reigns hand over the reins of the company to, when it is time for him to step down and allow someone else to take over?

We've identified five men who have the potential to be the next Roman Reigns for the company. Let us know what you feel about our assessment, in the comments below.

#5 Aleister Black

Black could totally be the company's next breakout star
Aleister Black could totally be the company's next big breakout star

Aleister Black has left quite the impact in 6 short months of his NXT debut, even drawing comparisons to the fan favourite CM Punk. As he has proved time and again in NXT, he has the potential to be the next 'dark character' for the company, even overtaking Bray Wyatt in that very aspect.

We know that WWE is very invested in him, from the fact that he made a main roster cameo, wrestling Curt Hawkins in the main event. When the time is right, WWE could really launch him in a very big way on the main roster to dominate the whole division.

Black's kickboxing and MMA-based offensive style could certainly make him a crowd favourite. Imagine the match that he could have with Roman Reigns, when the time is right. If he takes over the mantle of 'face of the company' from Roman Reigns, he may actually connect with fans, something that Reigns has been unable to do, thus far in.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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