Roman Reigns has held the Universal Champion title in WWE for nearly 1000 days. While he is officially declared as ‘undisputed’, Some viewers hold differing opinions on his worthiness for the championship.
One of those individuals is Kevin Nash, who also questioned Reigns’ ability to retain the title at WrestleMania 39. Despite Reigns’ three-year long defense of the title. Nash is of the belief that Reigns has yet to face a true challenge.
During an episode of his podcast, “Kliq This,” Kevin expressed his opinion that had the 58-year-old WWE legend been featured in the main event of WrestleMania 39. Reigns may have lost his Universal Championship belt.
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Although The Tribal Chief’s fans may view him as invincible. Kevin holds an opposing viewpoint. Nash suggested Steve Austin as a hypothetical opponent for Reigns. Despite Reigns’ successful defense of his title reign. Nash strongly feels that this extended reign is not a wise choice.
At the main event of WrestleMania 39. The Head of the Table defeated Cody Rhodes, but according to Nash, “If that would’ve been Steve Austin coming to the ring at WrestleMania for the second night. He would’ve beat Roman Reigns.”
Roman Reigns Long Reign Questioned by Kevin Nash
Nash believes that having Austin win the title would have been a much more creative and dynamic decision. In his opinion, this would have prevented the story arc from becoming stagnant. Especially given Austin’s immense popularity among WWE fans. Therefore, the writers would not have hesitated to have the Universal Championship title taken away from Reigns and given directly to Austin.
Regardless of the outcome of the hypothetical match. It’s not the first instance where Reigns has shared the ring with a WWE legend.
WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair, expressed his desire to wrestle a ‘special’ wrestler from the current active roster, and that wrestler was none other than Roman Reigns. While it’s highly unlikely for Reigns to face off against The Nature Boy, fans should not be too confident about Austin either.
Despite ‘Stone Cold’ coming out of retirement for one more match last year, it seems unlikely that we will see him in action again, especially against Reigns. The mention of Austin should be viewed as a passionate critique of WWE’s failure to trust Rhodes as a big star and give him the win at WrestleMania 39.
Kevin Nash has certainly sparked a topic for WWE fans to debate on, regardless of how his words are interpreted.
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