3 Current Superstars who are WWE lifers and 2 who might leave for other promotions
WWE has been at the top of the professional wrestling industry for a very long time without any significant competition. However, this has changed dramatically in the last couple of years with the emergence of All Elite Wrestling.
Over the last two years, many major WWE stars have left the company and joined AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, or even New Japan Pro Wrestling. Names like The Big Show and Christian, who were considered to be “WWE lifers”, shocked fans by joining the company’s rival promotions. This has made one thing clear that with the current state of the pro wrestling industry, anything is possible. But at the same time, there are some major stars who will likely never leave WWE.
Let’s take a look at three current Superstars who are WWE lifers and two others who might leave for other promotions. Be sure to comment down and let us know your thoughts on the same.
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#3 WWE lifer: Roman Reigns
Starting with the current Universal Champion, Roman Reigns has constantly been pushed as the “face of WWE” by Vince McMahon for many years. The WWE Chairman has left no stone unturned to ensure that Reigns stays at the very top of the roster.
It was finally in 2020 that Roman Reigns returned and had a massive character change, turning into a proper heel and aligning himself with Paul Heyman. The character change has done wonders for The Tribal Chief as he is undoubtedly one of the best heels that WWE has seen recently.
Roman Reigns will surely continue to be on the top of the WWE roster for many more years to come, which likely makes him a WWE lifer. One can even argue that he might not find such a prominent position in any other promotion’s roster.
#2 Might leave WWE for another promotion: Randy Orton
The 14-time World Champion Randy Orton has been the backbone of WWE for many years. Not many can claim to have had a more accomplished career in WWE than The Viper. There’s not much left for him to accomplish in WWE and he is in a position where he can massively help any other promotion.
Interestingly, Randy Orton has teased joining AEW in the past, but that of course didn’t happen. During an episode of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry mentioned that Randy Orton is a good businessman and will keep his options open.
“He’s always been a good businessman. He’s always, you know taken the backseat when he should have said, ‘Hey guys, I’m not doing that.’ He’s always been a good businessman. So why wouldn’t he be a good businessman and say, ‘You know what? I need to entertain this conversation. It’s not about the money, it’s about creative control. I think that it would be more creative control and time off with Randy.”
Of course, WWE could make him stay by offering him a chance to break Ric Flair’s record of 16 world title reigns. But ultimately, it is up to Randy Orton to decide how he wants to spend what will likely be the final decade of his in-ring career.