Roman Reigns has history in WWE Last Man Standing matches
When it was announced during the Money in the Bank broadcast that Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar were going to wrestle in a “Last Man Standing Match” at SummerSlam, it drew mixed reactions across the WWE Universe.
On one hand, the prospects of seeing yet another Reigns-Lesnar match wasn’t exactly met with a ton of enthusiasm, as the duo have wrestled eight times outside of a Royal Rumble ring to mixed-to-good reactions and yet, in the corresponding video package, which repeatedly highlighted the finality of this particular affair, it created an interesting dynamic for the forthcoming event.
If Reigns and Lesnar are going to wrestle one more time, why not task the duo with hitting each other until one of them can’t stand up and call the feud done once and for all?
Factor in the presence of Theory, who shockingly won the Money in the Bank briefcase after not even being entered into the match, and watching a certified hoss fight between two of the baddest dudes to ever do it in a WWE ring becomes a good bit more intriguing. Fortunately, Roman Reigns has extensive experience wrestling in Last Man Standing matches and that should give him a clear edge at the end of the month when he wrestles Brock Lesnar in the main event of SummerSlam live from the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Roman Reigns is a master of the Last Man Standing Match in WWE.
Roman Reigns has wrestled in 18 different Last Man Standing Matches in WWE, four on either television or a Premium Live Event, and 14 more on house shows. He’s wrestled Kane four times, including on RAW, Big Show once at Extreme Rules 2015, Seth Rolling twice – both on house shows during the SummerSlam Heatwave Tour of 2015 – 10 times versus Braun Strowman split between RAW and house shows, and once more against Kevin Owens at The Royal Rumble 2021, where Reigns defended his Universal Title live from the ThunderDome.
That… a lot, right? Sure, Reigns has taken part in an astounding 1,336 matches according to Cagematch and has won 974 of them, but when you consider that only 52 Last Man Standing Matches have ever been televised by WWE, either on a television show or a Pay-Per-View, having four of those matches on one’s resume – good for almost eight percent of the matches held in WWE – provides Reigns with a clear advantage over his foe.
With that being said, what Lesnar lacks in official Last Man Standing Matches, he more than makes up for in UFC Fights, which, to the best of my knowledge are largely decided by either a 10 count from a referee or some sort of KO. Over his five-year tenure in UFC split over two separate runs, Lesnar recorded a 5-3-0 record with one no contest, which aren’t exactly Khabib Nurmagomedov numbers but are incredibly good for a WWE performer who didn’t initially start their professional fighting career in the octagon.
Will Roman Reigns’ experience in over a dozen Last Man Standing Matches help him to take care of business and finally vanquish “The Beast Incarnate” back from whence he came – or to a farm in Saskatoon – once and for all? Or will Brock Lesnar’s UFC experience ultimately prove out and allow him to secure that one final win over his long-time foe? Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait too much longer to find out.