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Roman Reigns as the “Tribal Chief”: The Top 10 Moments of Reigning Supreme

Although the dominant Roman Reigns era is over, we look back at the top 10 moments of Reigns as the “Tribal Chief”, Family Feuds, and the longest title reign of his illustrious career

By Michael ReynosoPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Roman Reigns, one of the most dominant champions in the modern era and fresh off a loss at Wrestlemania 40 against the newly-crowned Undisputed WWE Universal champion Cody Rhodes, cemented his place among the most captivating wrestlers in WWE history.

Reigns, who embraced his Samoan roots and took on the nickname “Tribal Chief,” has garnered interest from both within and outside the squared circle.

So without further ado, let’s examine the ten most significant events that have shaped his tenure as the undisputed Tribal Chief.

1. The Creation of the Tribal Chief

After returning on August 30th, 2020, Reigns immediately asserted his dominance. To redefine his persona and lay the groundwork for his rise to the top of the WWE order, he allied himself with the “Wiseman” and WWE Hall of Famer Paul Heyman.

2. Conquering WrestleMania 37

WrestleMania: Reigns has turned WrestleMania into his kingdom. It’s the biggest platform of them all. His triumph over WWE Hall of Famer Edge and Daniel Bryan in WrestleMania 37’s main event cemented him as the Universal Champion and Tribal Chief.

3. The Reign of Terror Begins

Reigns has ruled as Universal Champion in an overpowering manner. Reigns have wreaked havoc in his wake, taking down the “Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman with authority. There will be countless opponents to conquer during his reign of terror.

4. Family Feud

Reigns’ turbulent relationship with his cousin Jey Uso has been one of the most captivating plotlines of his reign. Their hard-fought, tearful matches in the ring have finally exposed Reigns’ strict control over his family.

5. The Formation of the "Bloodline"

Despite their earlier disputes, Reigns finally convinced his cousin Jimmy Uso to create the most dominant faction in WWE history along with Jey Uso, which we all know is the “Bloodline.” Collectively, they have ruled the SmackDown roster and established their authority over the whole WWE scene.

6. The Submission of His Enemies

Throughout his time as Tribal Chief, Reigns’ skills in the arena have been evident. Reigns has used every weapon, from his devastating spear to his bone-crushing guillotine choke, to dominate opponents and establish his authority.

7. The Return of Brock Lesnar

The WWE Universe was rocked by Brock Lesnar’s surprise comeback at Summerslam 2021, but Roman Reigns persevered in the face of this overwhelming opposition.

Their fierce fight at Crown Jewel 2021 demonstrated Reigns’ tenacity and will to hold onto the belt until their final match at Summerslam 2022 (the Last-Man Standing Match).

8. A Clash of Titans

One of the greatest aspects of Reigns’ tenure as Tribal Chief has been his rivalry with the "Scottish Warrior" Drew McIntyre. Their bouts have been brutal and violent, displaying both fighters’ unadulterated strength and athleticism.

9. The Reign Ends

Unfortunately, Roman Reigns’ tenure as the longest-reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion in history ended emotionally at Wrestlemania 40 against the "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes. Although the longest title reign in the modern era is over, Reigns vows to come back bigger and stronger than before.

If you don’t believe me, check out this short video clip of him on the treadmill, tweeting, “Yesterday I mourned. Today is Day 1.” An emphatic statement by our “Tribal Chief”.

We cannot wait for his return.

10. Legacy of the Tribal Chief

Besides ruling the WWE scene, Roman Reigns has encouraged an emerging generation of superstars to embrace their cultural identity and challenge it. His reputation as one of the greatest wrestlers in WWE history will be cemented long after his career ends.

In conclusion, Roman Reigns has had an extraordinarily long run as the Tribal Chief. Reigns has completely rewritten the definition of what it means to be an Undisputed WWE champion, both in the ring and outside of it, with his captivating character work.

As he prepares for a big comeback, one thing is clear: Long live the Tribal Chief.

Those are the “Top 10 Moments of Roman Reigns as the “Tribal Chief” reigning supreme.”

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Michael Reynoso

Michael is a seasoned writer who enjoys writing. Welcome to "Reyvelations', where he explores the fascinating realm of pop culture in-depth and provides perceptive commentary, unique interviews, and thought-provoking analysis.

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