Paul Heyman has dropped a hint that Roman Reigns’ next opponent after WrestleMania 37 could be Cesaro or Seth Rollins. Saturday’s WrestleMania 37 event will feature a match between Cesaro and Rollins. On Sunday, the second night of WWE’s two-night extravaganza will be headlined by Reigns’ WWE Universal Championship match against Daniel Bryan and Edge. Speaking on Talking Smack, Heyman repeatedly switched the subject back to Reigns whenever host Kayla Braxton tried to talk about other WrestleMania 37 matches. When she wanted his opinion on Cesaro vs. Rollins, Reigns’ special counsel tipped the winner to possibly receive a WWE Universal Championship opportunity. “You want me to talk about The King of Swing himself, Cesaro? And The Visionary, Seth Rollins? Sure [I can pick a winner], the winner of the match. And the winner of the match will then be in line for, perhaps, a title match against the Universal Heavyweight Champion, the winner of the main event at WrestleMania tomorrow night, Roman Reigns.” It’s the score to settle between @WWECesaro & @WWERollins TONIGHT at #WrestleMania!https://t.co/YI0NK9aavo Stream on @peacockTV: https://t.co/DXobWY37Fd pic.twitter.com/a88SqALPAD— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 10, 2021 Roman Reigns’ possible title match against Cesaro or Seth Rollins is dependent on The Tribal Chief winning at WrestleMania 37. He has held the WWE Universal Championship for 223 days, making him the second-longest holder of the title behind Brock Lesnar. Roman Reigns’ history with Cesaro and Seth RollinsRoman Reigns retained the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro in 2017. Roman Reigns retained the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro in 2017. Roman Reigns has more history with Seth Rollins than almost every other WWE Superstar. The two men debuted on WWE’s main roster alongside Dean Ambrose in November 2012 as members of The Shield. The most memorable moment from Reigns and Rollins’ rivalry came at WrestleMania 31. The event ended with Rollins successfully cashing in his Money in the Bank contract during Reigns’ match against Brock Lesnar. Advertisement Yep. This really happened.#RAW @WWECesaro @WWERomanReigns pic.twitter.com/q2DaVhl7xG— WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2017 Although Roman Reigns has shared the ring with Cesaro dozens of times, they have never gone one-on-one on a WWE pay-per-view. Their last televised singles match ended in a victory for Reigns on the December 11, 2017, episode of WWE RAW.
WWE NXT recently presented their biggest TakeOver of all time. It was a two-night event titled WWE NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. One of the matches on the card saw Adam Cole and Kyle O’ Reilly fight tooth and nail to get the win in the main event of Night 2.
The match was a brutal encounter. It ended with O’Reilly sandwiching Cole between his knee wrapped in a metal chain and a steel chair to get the win. The result of the match left many people wondering whether Adam Cole was heading up to the WWE main roster.
Speaking to Michael Morales of Lucha Libre Online, NXT Founder and Executive Producer Triple H touched upon what was next for the former NXT Champion in WWE:
“One loss and you’re out”. “It’s a funny thing, when you succeed here and you do really well here for a fairly long period of time, there are moments in time where you’re telling me stories and then you know something definitive happens like tonight and people think: ‘That’s the end of it. Certainly that’s the end of the book. That’s the end of the chapter. He has to move on’. That’s not that case at all. You know, if that were the case then, half this roster would be leaving tonight. It’s not the case at all. It’s a chapter in the story. It’s a chapter in The Saga that they’re telling. Kyle O’Reilly proving himself against the man that said he was the leader of the Undisputed Era and was just dragging them all along and we’re just his his lackeys. Proving that he’s not a lackey anymore. So if I’m Adam Cole, I can’t imagine that sits very well with him. So I would imagine that’s not the end of the story”.
Shawn Michaels also chimed in and added to what Triple H said:
“Yeah, this is right. This is taking Kyle O’Reilly to the next level. I think everybody would agree that Adam Cole has simply been in the top level for over a year here now. I think now Kyle O’Reilly has put himself on that same spot that was Adam Cole. I can’t see that stopping now”.
Adam Cole has had a monumental run in WWE NXT so far
Adam Cole is one of the top stars in the esteemed history of WWE’s Black and Gold Brand. He has made a name for himself by being the leader of the former dominant faction The Undisputed Era.
During his run in NXT, he also held the NXT Championship more than any other wrestler in the history of WWE for a record setting 403 days.
Let us know what you think is next for the former NXT Champion in the comments section below.