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Roman Reigns took a big step in becoming a main event player at Survivor Series
By Scott Fishman
Over the years the likes of Randy Orton and The Rock have made names for themselves at Survivor Series.
This year it was Roman Reigns who had his big moment, emerging the sole survivor for his team. If history repeats itself, a win at the big event leads to super-stardom and WWE championships.
Reigns proved at Survivor Series he is is ready to take it to the next level. The Shield powerhouse not only won, but did it in convincing fashion. It was almost like the match was made to establish Reigns as a true force in WWE.
Reigns eliminated Jimmy Uso, Cody Rhodes, Goldust and Rey Mysterio to become the last man standing. That is quite an accomplishment and the first step on his road to the top. It's also a moment we will look back on years later if Reigns continues to progress the way he has.
The enforcer of the Shield has the least to say in the faction, but does his talking in the ring. He reminds me a lot of Batista in Evolution. After a while the Animal broke off from the pack and came out a world champion. It can happen to Reigns.
I don't think the Shield should dissipate just yet, but do see some huge star potential from Reigns in the next year. I'm sure the Rock is beaming with pride watching his fellow Samoan brother carry on the Anoa'i family name successfully.
Reigns worked his way to an opportunity on the main roster for more than two years, transitioning from the football field to the wrestling ring. He has the look, intensity and all the tools to join others who have taken a similar path including The Rock.
The talented athlete has already made tremendous strides, but Survivor Series will probably be his biggest moment to date on his own. Sole survivor is about the equivalent to a title or King of the Ring in my book.
The rise of Reigns will be fun to watch, as it will be only a matter of time before we see his name take top billing on the WrestleMania marquee.