They faced off at the Survivor Series, then resumed dominance at SmackDown and Raw, respectively. They are Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, the current Universal and WWE Champion and therefore the absolute champions of the two shows on the main roster.
However, their clash in the Big Four in November did not clarify which of the two is actually superior to the other: a doubt that also brings with it one of the champions par excellence of all time for WWE, namely Hulk Hogan.
The Real American is granting a series of interviews to various media to promote the special episode of Raw next Monday, dedicated to the legends of the WWE. And in the course of a speech to the microphones of 'India Today', he admitted that he has a particular fondness for both athletes who are currently making the big voice in the Stamford rings.
Hulk Hogan on Roman Reigns
Speaking of Roman Reigns, Hulk Hogan admitted to being "a bit biased", having worked very closely with his father Sika and uncle Afa, the Wild Samoans. "I really have a lot of respect for the Samoan dynasty.
What if this has reached its peak with The Rock, for now, I have the impression that Roman Reigns can take it to a completely different level now. He is solid, he is consistent, he looks like a winner. There are no weaknesses in his work, on which he is really, really perfect.
Too bad there is an equally solid champion on the other side of the fence. Then, on the other hand, I saw Drew McIntyre," admitted Hulk Hogan. "And with the years of training and experience in the ring that he has matured, it is now almost natural to see him reach the levels he is reaching.
He has the look of the tiger in his eyes. He has the body of a god. His work is solid, everything he does is perfect. Hogan's closure, therefore, represents the definitive investiture for his young heirs: "So I think Triple H was right when he put these two guys into comparison with me and Ric Flair, they could really give life to matches that will become gods.
classics like ours. The situation is perfect, but I think they can take it to a completely different level." If WWE fans thought Roman Reigns won a lot of matches in that time, his 2014-2019 win ratio pales in comparison to 2020.
In the last 12 months, Roman Reigns has won 29 of his 32 WWE matches (90.6% win ratio). The statistic is made even more impressive by the fact that he did not suffer any pinfall or submission losses throughout the year. Roman Reigns failed to win two tag team matches in 2020, with one ending in a no contest and the other ending in a disqualification.
He also failed to win the 2020 Royal Rumble match. Other than those exceptions, The Tribal Chief won every other match that he competed in last year.