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WWE News: Cruiserweight star wants to challenge Roman Reigns

This Cruiserweight may face Roman Reigns for the title.

News 26 Nov 2017, 22:52 IST

Roman Reigns invites any Superstar who has what it takes to step up to the plate on WWE RAW
Roman Reigns invites any Superstar who has what it takes to step up to the plate on WWE RAW

What’s the story?

Cruiserweight Superstar Cedric Alexander is apparently interested in answering Roman Reigns’ ‘open challenge’.

In reference to Reigns laying out an open challenge for his newly won WWE Intercontinental Championship, Alexander alluded that he’d love to face the Big Dog:

In case you didn’t know…

Roman Reigns recently won the Intercontinental Championship by defeating The Miz; and the Shield powerhouse has now issued an open challenge to any Superstar to come down to the ring and face him with the title on the line.

One ought to note that Cedric Alexander competes in the WWE Cruiserweight Division—with said division’s Superstars competing on both the RAW and 205 Live brands.

The heart of the matter

Nevertheless, the WWE’s Cruiserweight Superstars primarily vie for the Cruiserweight Championship and are yet to go out of their way and challenge for titles other than that.

Cedric Alexander seems to be primed to break the aforementioned mould, and become the first WWE Superstar to challenge for the Intercontinental Championship despite being a Cruiserweight competitor.

Insinuating his readiness to answer Roman Reigns ‘ ‘open challenge’ for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Alexander simply pointed out that Reigns merely spoke about an open challenge, without specifying whether or not Cruiserweights can throw their name into the proverbial hat.

What’s next?

Roman Reigns will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against the Superstar who answers his open challenge on the upcoming episode of Monday Night RAW. Besides, the Big Dog already defended his strap in an amazing matchup at THIS live event.

Author’s take

Honestly speaking, Cedric Alexander has all the makings of a top-tier Superstar, and he could indeed challenge Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Championship on RAW.

The WWE can, in fact, kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, if they book Alexander against Reigns for the IC title, in the sense that it’ll make for an awesome matchup and also rid the WWE Universe of the misconception that the Cruiserweights are any less capable than the rest of the main roster performers.   

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