Roman Reigns best matches: Tribal chief's best matches of 2022

The Tribal Chief added the WWE Championship to his collection at WrestleMania 38 as he became the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.

Roman Reigns and Logan Paul in a file photo [Image-Twitter@LoganPaul]
By Niranjan Shivalkar | Feb 4, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

In 2022, Roman Reigns maintained his position as the franchise player in WWE. Roman Reigns will finish out two full calendar years as the current World Champion for the second year in a row, which is an incredible accomplishment. The Tribal Chief added the WWE Championship to his collection at WrestleMania 38 as he became the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, continuing his record-breaking Universal Championship reign. The Head of the Table still had a crucial role to play in the success of WWE in 2022, and although wrestling in just 11 broadcast fights this year—significantly less than in 2021—he was still a part of some high-caliber contests.

5) Roman Reigns Vs. Matt Riddle – SmackDown 

Roman Reigns was in action for the first time since winning the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 38. Against Matt Riddle, the Head of the Table defended his title. However, as long as Reigns remained champion, Riddle would not be given another championship shot. Reigns was tested to the limit by Riddle in a thrilling championship contest. Riddle made a few connections with the Floating Bro. There were multiple counters, and Riddle used an RKO to block the spear. Although Riddle had the support of the crowd, Reigns struck Riddle with a spear while in the air to keep the title of Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. 

4) The Bloodline Vs. Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro – WrestleMania Backlash

At WrestleMania Backlash, The Bloodline competed in a six-man tag team match alongside Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro. In a game of the highest class, both teams displayed amazing performance. When the Tribal Chief entered the fight, he easily defeated Riddle. During the contest, Reigns posed with the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship before being knocked out by McIntyre’s Claymore Kick. Fans chanted “This is Awesome” in appreciation of the efforts made by both teams. Reigns had the last word as he successfully speared Riddle to give The Bloodline the victory. 

3) Roman Reigns Vs. Logan Paul – Crown Jewel 

At Crown Jewel, Roman Reigns and Logan Paul battled for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Reigns was the overwhelming favorite, but Paul stepped up to the plate in only his third WWE match, and he deserves a lot of credit for performing at such a high level. Paul took the fight to Reigns, and after he landed with a lucky blow and a superman punch, he had the Tribal Chief on the ropes. 

Reigns bounced back after Paul punched him through the broadcast table. The Usos, Solo Sikoa, and Jake Paul nevertheless joined the fight. In a tense struggle, Reigns recognised an opening and hit Paul with a superman punch and a spear to win the match and retain his title.

2) Roman Reigns Vs. Drew McIntyre – Clash At The Castle 

At Clash at the Castle, Drew McIntyre challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship while carrying the weight of the entire world on his shoulders. Even though the contest was being played in Cardiff, Wales, the British crowd was fully behind McIntyre. Both men were wearing their work boots, and the mood was tense the entire time. 

Tyson Fury intervened and stopped Austin Theory in his tracks as he tried to cash in his Money in the Bank bag. McIntyre nearly won the fight after using the Claymore move, but Solo Sikoa, the cousin of Roman Reigns, made his main roster debut. The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship was retained by Reigns when he successfully completed the Spear.

1) Roman Reigns Vs. Brock Lesnar – SummerSlam

The Last Man Standing contest at SummerSlam between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship was fantastic. The match was controlled in the opening moments by Lesnar, who also brought a tractor down the aisle. When Reigns spotted a chance, he used a Samoan Drop to send Lesnar through a table. 

The Beast Incarnate mounted his tractor and lifted the ring off the ground, rendering it useless. Austin Theory tried to use his Money in the Bank briefcase to make a withdrawal but was unable. In the end, The Usos got involved to support Reigns, and they used steel stairs, a chair, a piece of the broadcast table, and other items to bury Lesnar, leaving Reigns as the undisputed WWE Universal Champion.