The latest blog post from former WWE writer Kevin Eck talks about the debate that took place regarding Roman Reigns’ WWE introduction.
Writing his “the Eck Factor” on the Sportsblog, Eck says that he wanted to play up Reigns’ Samoan heritage but Vince McMahon and Triple H both thought that that wasn’t the way to go. You can check out the full article here and read about the whole plan Eck had thought up. But here are a few excerpts:
“Surely Vince would love the pitch and I’d get one of his “that’s really good thinking” figurative pats on the back.
Instead, Vince and Triple H were in agreement that we absolutely should not acknowledge that Reigns is Samoan.
Their belief was that it would pigeonhole him and damage his mystique. The inference was that the audience had a preconceived notion of what a Samoan wrestler is. You know, a guy in a grass skirt who wears a puka shell necklace.
I suppose they did have a point. I mean, just imagine how much bigger of a star The Rock would have become if only WWE had hidden his Samoan heritage.”
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