After a hard-fought battle, Roman Reigns dethroned the Miz and became the new Intercontinental Champion. Whether this whole run is going to be a retread of his US title reign remains to be seen. What we do know is that the Miz is out. There’s going to be some new blood in the title picture.
Who on the roster dares to step to Roman Reigns and fight him for his title? Who on the roster will bark at the Big Dog? Here are a few likely suspects.
This is one of the easiest stories to book right now. Both Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas could be out for blood. They want to avenge their fallen master. Boom. Story is set.
While no one would be jumping out of their seats to see Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas on a WWE PPV match, this could be a little time-killer before Reigns really sinks his teeth into a feud. As far as I know, Raw has no more PPVs this year, so it’d be easier to place Axel and Dallas in a high-profile match.
The storytelling here could also be cool and unique. Imagine they’re in a Triple Threat. Axel and Dallas have dealt with Reigns in the meantime. Can they bring themselves to fight each other? And without their leader, are they able to function together? There are lots of interesting stories to be told because of the dynamic between Axel and Dallas.
While no one expects either man to win (despite the fact that Axel is a former Intercontinental Champion), this would be a good way for Reigns to build some momentum as a champion.