WWE has been trying very hard to make Roman Reigns as the face of the company. Ever since John Cena’s era ended, it left a void, and somebody’s got to fill in his shoes. The big question was, “who’s going to be the new face of the company after John Cena?”
No doubt the current roster is full of talents. With superstars like A.J Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, etc it’s very hard to pick one but, WWE has already decided their pick.But the problem is, Roman’s character is getting nowhere, and the WWE Universe seems too hostile to the idea of seeing Roman Reigns as the next big star.
WWE has experimented with his character so much, and they tried to get cheers out of audiences for him but, they are yet to see any success.Rumors say that’s the very reason why Vince made Brock Lesnar retained the Universal Championship after Wrestlemania 34 when the initial plan was to make Roman Reigns the champion that night.
Recently one of the veteran WWE superstars, Chris Jericho shared his thoughts on Roman Reign’s character. Chris acknowledges Roman, and he believes that Reigns is a great performer. Jericho is very experienced in this business and that’s why his thoughts on this matter are too important to overlook.
Chris Jericho’s Thoughts on Roman Reigns:
In his interview with Chris Van Vliet, he said, “He’s like a modern day John Cena. For years, fans just boo Cena because they think it’s the cool thing to do but not paying any attention to what he’s really doing. That’s what Roman is now.
They just see Roman and instantly start booing because it’s the in thing rather than just shutting up and watching this guy for what he is which is a great performer.
And that will come. Obviously maybe if he turned heel… but if he turned heel, all the people that booed him would start cheering him, you know what I mean? So, I think it’s just a matter of time, staying the course. He needs some good, good heels to work with, heels that want to be heels, or can be heels.
A guy like Samoa Joe, I mean, he’s a big, tough ass kicker who is a great promo. He looks tough. What’s to hate? What’s the heel about Samoa Joe? I’m not saying that in a bad way but dude, I loved Samoa Joe before I ever met him because, I just like… that guy he kicks people’s asses. I like that.
It’s like Brock Lesnar — how can you ever cast Brock Lesnar as a heel? He’s a big, giant, ugly guy who beats the hell out of guys and wins all the time. What’s to hate about that?
Honestly, if it was me as a heel, I could get it over. Maybe Miz, like those type of heels. I don’t know if people would buy The Miz in that place, though. But you need some kind of a real crybaby cowardly heel against Roman Reigns.
I had an idea that I wanted to do that I pitched to Vince: I wanted to throw a fireball in his eyes and blind him. An old-school Memphis idea, yeah. But we never did it. But something like that, maybe, would help.”
Maybe, Roman Reigns’ heel turn would be the best idea for now as with how things going on, he doesn’t seem to get along with fans at all.You can take the example of someone like Samoa Joe, despite being a heel, he is a fan-favorite and the WWE Universe supports him very much.Maybe something like that could help Roman Reigns’ character to break this plateau.