Being the boss’s favorite guy is a very favorable position to have in WWE. For a long time now, that position has been held by Roman Reigns. In the space of just a few years, The Big Dog has seemingly done just about everything there is to do in WWE. He has headlined three WrestleManias, been a World Champion three times, won a Royal Rumble, and has even become a Grand Slam Champion following his Intercontinental Title win on Raw last week. Reigns still has so many years left ahead of him, but what is there left for the Intercontinental Champion to do? Well, surprisingly quite a lot. Reigns may have already broken plenty of records in WWE, but there are still a fair few left for him to break and new ones to set.
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5. First Intercontinental Champion To Win The Royal Rumble
Now we need to be careful how we word this one. There are of course plenty of Superstars who have won the Intercontinental Championship and been victorious in the Royal Rumble match. However, to this point in time, no one has managed to win the 30 man over the top epic while also holding the prestigious white and gold belt. Roman Reigns has a very real chance of doing that in 2018. The Big Dog is currently enjoying his first reign with the Intercontinental Title. It is also widely assumed that he will be facing Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34. The most direct route to that match is by winning the Royal Rumble, so if Reigns can do that and keep hold of his current gold then he will achieve this unique feat.
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4. Two Royal Rumble Wins In The Same City
John Cena, Stone Cold, Hulk Hogan, just a few of the top names in WWE that have more than one Royal Rumble win to their name. We’ve trawled through the data though, and none of the Superstars who have won more than one Royal Rumble match have ever repeated the feat in the same city. If WWE’s plan is to have Roman Reigns win the big one once again in two months time then he will achieve that previously unconquered feat. When Reigns won the match in 2015, it was to a chorus of boos in Philadelphia. Would WWE be foolish enough to do the exact same thing when the 30 man match returns to the city of brotherly love?
3. Headlining Four Straight WrestleManias
As touched upon previously above, Roman Reigns has headlined three straight WrestleManias. The Big Dog is already breathing rarefied air with that achievement. Only one man has ever closed The Show of Shows four times in a row though, and that is the immortal Hulk Hogan. There really seems to be nothing stopping Reigns from equaling that impressive record at this point. This article is about breaking records though and if The Hound of Justice manages to rack up four headline slots in a row, then that will put him in prime position to make it five straight main events. That’s an accomplishment even The Hulkster couldn’t achieve.
2. First Man To Hold The Universal And Intercontinental Titles Simultaneously
This is another entry where we have to be very careful how we word things. If Reigns does win the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34, then he won’t be the first Superstar to have held both that title and the Intercontinental strap, that honor also belongs to Kevin Owens. If Reigns still has the Intercontinental Title when he wins the Universal Title, he also won’t be the first man to hold the white and gold belt at the same time as a World Title, Ultimate Warrior managed that at WrestleMania VI. No one has held the Universal and Intercontinental Titles simultaneously though. Can Reigns be the first?
1. Back To Back WrestleMania Retirements
This one is by far the most unlikely on this list for any number of reasons but would give Roman Reigns bragging rights unlike any afforded to another professional wrestler. The Big Dog’s last outing at WrestleMania pitted him against The Undertaker. At the time of typing this, it is still widely assumed that The Deadman’s match with Reigns was his last, despite the fact that Taker will be present at Raw’s 25th-anniversary show. Well, there’s an outside chance that Reigns could retire someone else at next year’s WrestleMania—Brock Lesnar. There are conflicting reports as to when The Beast Incarnate’s WWE contract comes to an end. If it is the night after WrestleMania 34, then his potential loss to Roman could be the last thing Lesnar ever does inside of a WWE ring.
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