Roman Reigns. The name is in the mouths of every wrestling fan today and is definitely the one the fans pay most attention to. Now most of that attention may be to find more reasons to boo him (because yeah booing Roman is THE THING in wrestling now), but he gathers the voice of the crowd and is definitely “over” in his own way. “The GUY” is Vince McMahon’s protégé and something McMahon can be proud of saying to have come up through his company’s ranks and it’s no secret that Roman’s physique and ability to comply has made him “the face” of the WWE for the coming years.
Now the thing is that Roman is stuck in a very difficult predicament now. The monstrous booking he has received since he went his own way after The Shield in which he hasn’t lost a single match “clean” nor has he actually made to be looked weak in the eyes of the fans. The fans have obviously seen this happen to another booing magnet in John Cena (who to his credit used the “hate” to propel into more stardom) and don’t want to witness Déjà vu when the WWE is now packed with so many world class superstars deserving to be at the top. It’s the age of the Internet and watching the hate flow on the Internet has propelled every “smark” to voice their displeasure on Roman as his “iconic” moments were all booed to death by the fans.
But the thing is that it’s really not Reigns’ fault. He is just doing his job and a very good job at that, putting in great matches week in, week out and remaining faithful to his bosses. He might need to put more emphasis on his mic skills which are still pretty underwhelming and needs to work on some other things before transcending into a legendary status, but has shown signs of being “THE Guy” for the company. Here we take a look at eight reasons on why Roman is THE GUY and seven reasons on why he isn’t.
Reasons Why He’s THE Guy
15 He Has a Great Physique
14 He’s Loved by Women and Children
13 He is a Great Advertiser of the Company
12 He Garners a Lot of Noise from the Audience
11 He’s Still Pretty Young
10 He is a Great Worker
9 He is Trusted by WWE Higher-Ups
8 He Has Proven That He Can Hang With The Best in the Ring
Roman Reigns might be hated on because of his infuriating catchphrases and superman abilities, but he has proven himself inside the squared circle whenever it mattered. Roman has headlined two WrestleManias already with two WWE legends, as he has the balls to take the battering from Brock Lesnar which others would’ve shivered at the thought of and pulled off a grueling, hard-hitting match against Triple H in spite of the negative taunts from the crowd. The Guy never backs out of a fight and continuously proves himself in the ring which is what Vince would want from his guy. The chemistry Roman has with his opponents in the ring is really good and because of the blatant hate from the audience, much of his hard work is actually underseen by many as Roman will definitely be on top if he continues to dish out solid matches like he does nowadays.
Reasons He Isn’t THE Guy
7 He is Outspoken on Some Sensitive Issues
6 He Might Lose Relevance in the Coming Years
5 He has had no Individual Progress
4 He Can’t Work a Crowd
3 He is Very One Dimensional
2 He is Underwhelming on the Mic
1 He is Disliked by Vocal Fans
WWE is what it is because of its fans. Even the arrogant and egoistical Vince McMahon cannot deny it as his billion dollar company has been built up from the money and support of the fans. So when they decide to turn on your #1 guy, you know there’s a storm coming. Roman Reigns gets some unjustified hate nowadays mostly because this being the Internet era with its own darlings and stars who get buried by Reigns and Vince. Reigns definitely doesn’t deserve all the jeers he gets, but his buildup as this unstoppable Superman where he hasn’t lost a single match in his main roster career cleanly or his prized moments being leaked before they actually happen make for some backlash from the fans. And because of the backlash they watch on TV, more fans join this flock of anti-Roman and this definitely cannot do him any good if he indeed wants to become The Guy of the company, as WWE needs to act fast in order to curb the hate towards their main man soon.
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