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Is Roman Reigns the next John Cena?

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18.25K   //    11 Feb 2018, 14:59 IST

Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns

John Cena is, without question, one of the most successful pro wrestlers the world has ever seen.

When it comes to championships, Cena has won them all. Being in the main event at Wrestlemania? He's done that many times over. How about mainstream media acceptance? Cena is behind only Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on that account.

John Cena often says he is the 'measuring stick' by which all other sports entertainers are judged. Going by that criteria, we can compare his career to that of a WWE Superstar just hitting his wrestling prime, Roman Reigns.

Here are five reasons Roman Reigns is the next John Cena, and five things that might hold him back from reaching that level.

Why he is the next John Cena: Reigns is wrestling royalty

Roman with his cousin The Rock
Roman and his cousin The Rock

Legacies carry a lot of water in the world of pro wrestling. Currently, there are numerous second and third generation acts performing in the ring, including Cody Rhodes, Curtis Axel, and Natalya Neidhardt.

Roman Reigns is in that exclusive club as a member of the famous Anoi'a family, which boasts the Rock, Nia Jax, and Rikishi among its members.

Wrestling is in Roman's blood, in a way that it never was in John Cena, which will help him reach the loftiest heights in the sport.

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