Roman Reigns is the “tribal boss” and “head of the table” in WWE and could enter Hulk Hogan’s territory, if the champ stays Sunday night in WrestleMania 39.
Reigns is the current WWE Undisputed Universal Champion and would be on the cusp of a 1,000-day reign as the number one champion in the company if he wins. Cody Rhodes. If he raises his hand at the end of the night, he will be on course for the sixth reign for at least 1,000 days and the first since Hogan held the belt for 1,474 days from 1984-88.
It would be his 944th consecutive day as champion.
“You set goals and have visions of where you look yourself and what you want to achieve. But, I couldn’t have written the past three years better,” Raines told the Associated Press Thursday. “It’s nice to come from a wrestling family that’s been performing for so long. To represent such a prestigious title at the top of a mountain, there’s no comparison.”
Aside from the emotional feud between Reigns and his opponent, both rivals are generational figures in the professional wrestling industry. Rhodes’ father, Dusty Rhodes, was a major figure in the field until his death in 2015, but his legacy lives on.
Dusty Rhodes trained epochs When he was an upcoming WWE developmental programme.
“He criticizes early on as much as instills confidence. He saw the man I would become, as opposed to what I was looking at in the mirror. I lived with that and carried it with me anytime I had doubts,” Raines said.
If Reigns loses, it’s unclear where he could go from there. He may end up falling out with members of The Bloodline faction, as the story seems to show a fractured stability. Regardless, Reigns made it clear that he still plans to wrestle for a long time.
Reigns added, “I feel good. I take care of myself. I don’t run around doing anything crazy. I raise the kids and I control the wrestling game.” “If they keep cutting these crazy checks, I will stay here.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.