Roman Reigns is great. He's a top-notch pro wrestler and, in the past few years, a big-time clutch performer in the ring. But he's not the best—not in the world and not in WWE.
Reigns believes otherwise. The Big Dog appeared on WWE Network's Straight to the Source with Corey Graves (h/t Sean Rueter of Cageside Seats) and claimed his supremacy.
"You know I'm the best performer in ring in the world right now," he said. "You can go to my matches and my pay-per-views over the last three years and you can say I'm an idiot or you can be like 'man, he's got a point', you know what I mean?"
You want a guy of his stature to be that confident, but his evaluation skills aren't quite as good as his pro wrestling skills.
The eye test, WWE.com's lists, critics' opinions and Dave Meltzer's ratings in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t the Internet Wrestling Database) all point to others outpacing Reigns between the ropes. The intercontinental champ has to be high on any list of the best in-ring performers going, but he doesn't top it.
The IWGP heavyweight titleholder, the WWE champ and the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon all have reason to push back against Reigns' controversial statement.