Here’s a fun question that should generate plenty of discussion from the WWE on FOX Twitter as we near the end of the ThunderDome Era in WWE:
The greatest performer of the #WWEThunderDome era was:— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 22, 2021
The answer is definitely Roman Reigns, right?
His run as the “Head of the Table” on Friday Night SmackDown has given us one of the better long term stories in recent memory and he’s uniquely suited for the character. Hell, just Reigns as a heel has been fun but we couldn’t have known he would be this good at it. Not having a live crowd there to react to him has hardly made a difference at all.
He’s also been great in the ring, from the Hell in a Cell match with Jey Uso, to the Survivor Series slugfest with Drew McIntyre, to the TLC match with Kevin Owens.
Bayley and Sasha Banks are two more names you have to at least consider here, what with their feud resulting in some great work in the ring. Banks also did one hell of a job putting over the next big star in the women’s division, Bianca Belair, while Bayley made “Ding Dong, Hello,” arguably the greatest talk show in WWE history (if only for her insistence that guests enter through the floating door).
Still, it’s Reigns here, right?