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After That Shocking Betrayal at WWE Night of Champions, What's Next For Roman Reigns?

Don't worry, Roman Reigns shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

By Chris Phelan
Roman Reigns in the ring at Night of Champions

There's only one word to describe the current status of The Bloodline: chaotic.

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When Night of Champions got underway on Saturday, Roman Reigns had one goal in mind. He and Solo Sikoa aimed to capture the Undisputed WWE Tag Team titles – something the Usos had failed to do ever since they lost the championships at WrestleMania. By winning the tag straps, Roman Reigns would unite The Bloodline once and for all – because whoever holds the gold holds the power, and Reigns is never one to shy away from capturing more than one WWE championship. 

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Ultimately, Reigns and Sikoa were unsuccessful in their bid to win the titles from Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens – but that's not the story coming out of Night of Champions. 

The Bloodline Has Seen Better Days

Ladies and gentlemen, The Bloodline is officially coming apart at the seams.

With two unforgettable superkicks, Jimmy Uso sent Roman Reigns – and the rest of The Bloodline – a message: Reigns' time is running out. After years of gaslighting, abuse, and mind games, it's seemingly time for Roman Reigns to pay for his sins. The WWE Universe in Saudi Arabia and watching the event on Peacock reacted in an overwhelmingly positive fashion – the story of the implosion of The Bloodline seems to be upon us, finally. 

So what's next for Roman Reigns? While the WWE Universe will inevitably witness The Bloodline's further demise Friday on SmackDown, a certain Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall of Famer already sees the writing on the wall for the Tribal Chief.

WWE Hall of Famer Thinks Roman Reigns Will Eventually Head to Hollywood

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Kurt Angle isn't shy about voicing his opinion on all things WWE – after the career he had in pro wrestling, he's become one of the foremost experts in sports entertainment. On a recent episode of his podcast, The Kurt Angle Show, the multi-time WWE Champion made a bold prediction regarding Roman Reigns' future.

"Roman Reigns is not going to be in the company in the next five years," Angle proclaimed. "That kid is going to be a huge movie star. It's going to happen. It is. There's no doubt. He's got an incredible look, he's talented, he's smart. The kid's going to be a movie star."

According to Angle, Roman Reigns will eventually go down the path paved by people like Dave Bautista, The Rock, and John Cena – but the key word is "eventually." By Angle's estimation, Reigns still has five years left before he explores the bright lights of Hollywood, but five years is an eternity in WWE. 

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While Kurt Angle may be looking too forward in the future, he may be missing the point: for years, Roman Reigns has been enjoying a jaw-droppingly impressive title reign that shows no signs of ending anytime soon – Bloodline drama be damned. 

Sami and Roman Riegns go head to head at Night of Champions

As the WWE Universe already knows, they don't have to have their own podcasts to realize that Roman Reigns isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 

Roman Reigns Recently Passed 1,000 Days as Champion

No matter what Kurt Angle prophesied, Roman Reigns is currently in the middle of a historic title reign that recently passed the 1,000-day mark. The Tribal Chief has no equal, and although common sense says he may be looking at a showdown with one (or both) of the Usos, Reigns has had a stranglehold on the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship for an eternity. 

A 1,000+ day title reign takes work. The Rock couldn't do it. Stone Cold Steve Austin couldn't do it. Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, John Cena, and Edge couldn't pull it off. In fact, Roman Reigns stands tall alongside Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, Bob Backlund, and Hulk Hogan as the only WWE Superstars to ever be champion for at least 1,000 days – rarefied air indeed.

While Roman Reigns may eventually follow in the footsteps of so many WWE Superstars and pursue a career path that leads to Hollywood, he is currently standing alone in the WWE pecking order. Nobody has been able to dethrone Reigns yet – what makes any of us think a Superstar exists that can do it after over three years of dominance?

At this rate, the WWE Universe may as well pencil in Roman Reigns as the man who breaks Bruno Sammartino's seemingly-unbreakable record of 2,803 days because no Superstar currently on the roster has proven they have what it takes to dethrone the champion. 

If Roman Reigns is destined for Hollywood, he's not leaving until he smashes every pro wrestling record that exists – and we're here for it. 

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