Roman Reigns has remained the undisputed Universal Champion for quite a while, and that too without any compelling resistance. He’s only defended the title 11 times in 2023, which is due to his highly restrictive schedule. Seth Rollins, who is currently the World Heavyweight Champion, spoke about the same recently.

During his appearance on the SI Media podcast, Rollins commented on Reigns’ absence. He said that when it comes to deciding a legitimate opponent for Reigns who will contest his stint as the champion, nobody is even remotely interested.

I mean, to be honest with you as of late, because he’s been so absent, I don’t even really think it’s been a topic of conversation amongst fans, let alone the locker room. I think it’s one of those things where it’s an opportunity, but it’s such a glass ceiling opportunity. Like, it feels like almost, it’s one of those things where it may never happen, like what’s the point in wasting your time over there because the glass ceiling is so obvious and so thick, which is nice on my end with the World Heavyweight Championship.

He turned the conversation around and focused instead on his own reign as the World Heavyweight Champion. Rollins said that there is ‘much more of a real conversation’ that needs to be had about who is going to dethrone him. He seemingly took a dig at Reigns’ relative absence and said that he is available and visible to fans as he puts himself out there in contrast to Reigns.


The WWE superstar brought it back to the locker room sentiment about who is going to be the next opponent to Reigns. He said that the current perspective in the locker room is that “Roman is off in his own world, doing his own thing.”

Who do you think on the main roster would rise and dethrone Roman Reigns to claim the Universal Championship? Let us know your thoughts below.

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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