Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins trade barbs ahead of WWE WrestleMania 40: “Became a permanent #2”

As we get closer to WWE WrestleMania XL, things are getting more heated and intense. The event in Philadelphia this year looks like it will be more dramatic since the much-anticipated rematch between Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns is on the horizon. Prior to that match, they will compete in a tag team match with The Rock and Seth Rollins on Night 1 of WrestleMania.

Given their shared history in the Shield faction, it’s hardly surprising that Roman and Rollins have started making fun of each other’s old failures. In light of The Visionary’s recent insults, The Tribal Chief highlighted a crucial event in which Rollins became a permanent #2.

Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins in heated online feud

The feud between Rollins and Reigns goes all the way back to when they were members of the Shield, the dominant alliance in WWE in the early 2010s. Even though they’ve gone in different directions throughout the years, they’re still major players in WWE. Because of these two titans’ shared pasts, their impending match at WrestleMania 40—the Night One main event—will be more compelling.

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There has been a lot of bad blood between Reigns and Rollins lately, especially on social media. Since it was Rollins’ first main event at WrestleMania, this occasion is special to him. But Roman Reigns made fun of Rollins for being a “40-year-old virgin” at WrestleMania XL. So, his former stablemate hit back by bringing attention to his victory during the WWE Title match at WrestleMania 31.

The Universal Champion wasted no time reacting, saying that Rollins is still second best even if he won WrestleMania 31. He retweeted, “This is also the moment, u became a permanent #2. Turn losses into lessons kids!” The people who follow wrestling can’t wait for Rollins to make his next move and see how this vocal fight will go.

Roman Reigns claimed the Universal Championship in 2020, and until the kickoff of this year’s WrestleMania 40, Seth Rollins hadn’t crossed paths with him. However, when Rollins aligned himself with Reigns’ current adversary Cody Rhodes, tensions started to rise between the two former stablemates.

What led to Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins becoming archrivals?

In a recent development, WWE Champion Seth Rollins perplexed everyone by forming a partnership with Cody Rhodes to defeat Roman Reigns. Their surprise team-up against Reigns and The Rock has set up a fight at WrestleMania Night 1.

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Rollins and Reigns’ feud started at the WrestleMania 40 Kickoff press conference, where The Bloodline confronted Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. The Rock’s slap to Rhodes set up the WrestleMania match for the WWE championship between Rhodes and Reigns. The 37-year-old wanted to get even with Reigns, but Rollins came in to help the American Nightmare because he knew Rhodes couldn’t take down the Bloodline alone.

As tensions escalated, WWE decided to let the teams settle their disputes in a tag team match before the main title match. The rivalry between Reigns and Rollins probably wouldn’t have started if Rhodes’ tale hadn’t needed to be finished.


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