One of the reasons why WWE put the world heavyweight championship on Sheamus is because they want the fans to root for whoever he is up against. The Celtic Warrior does a pretty decent job of generating heel heat. Plus, a lot of fans aren't keen to the idea of him being in the top spot. Management has noticed that the reaction to Roman Reigns has been a bit warmer because of it.
November 24, 2015
When Sheamus cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase at Survivor Series and stole the WWE Heavyweight Championship away from Roman Reigns, fans complained that the Celtic Warrior did not have enough momentum for the role. However, it now appears that management purposely wants to cool off the MITB winner so that it would feel more like a surprise when they do get elevated into the top spot.
November 24, 2015
On Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns cut an extremely long promo. It got to the point where fans were growing restless and started acting out. To his credit, Reigns played it off and kept going. Reports have surfaced that there are those backstage in WWE that feel that management should not put Reigns in a position like that. They feel that he was being set up to have the audience turn on him even more so than before.
October 14, 2015
For a long time there, Vince McMahon was accused of not doing enough to protect his performers in the ring. Whenever an incident with a fan would take place, WWE generally did not go after the individual with their strong legal department. That opened the door for others to jump the rails or throw things into the ring. After the latest incident with Roman Reigns at Night of Champions, management has now decided to add more security to live events.
September 28, 2015
A post on Twitter of the official mugshot for Oscar Ramirez, the 37 year old WWE fanatic that decided to jump the rails at Night of Champions and enter the ring to stand with Roman Reigns, who apparently is his hero. Ramirez was sentenced to ten days in jail after pleading guilty immediately.
September 23, 2015
As a sign that WWE might actually be very serious this time around about the security of their performers, a jail sentence has been handed to the fan that entered the ring illegally on Night of Champions to stand behind Roman Reigns. Sadly, the intruder was a 37 year old grown man and not a teenager. Oscar Ramirez has pleaded guilty to the charges and will be spending ten days in jail.
September 22, 2015
At Night of Champions, a fan jumped the rail and stormed into the ring to stand behind Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns before their mystery partner was revealed. Fan intrusion has become a common occurrence in WWE this year. It has gotten bad enough that management released a statement. The company is now going to pursue the highest possible prosecution against people who violate the rules.
September 21, 2015
Back when Roman Reigns was initially brought up to the main roster, Vince McMahon and Triple H made sure to instruct the creative department to avoid coming up with anything that would reveal that he was a Samoan. The two felt that his ethnicity would cause fans to stereotype him and not view him as a potential main event performer. WWE has recently softened on that stance lately by revealing that Jimmy Uso is related to Reigns.
September 15, 2015
Since they like to throw off fans, WWE has been teasing that Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns could be going after the tag team titles after their big victory at Summerslam. However, that seems unlikely to happen, as management is leery about putting Reigns across the ring from an act as popular as New Day has become. There is a fear that the fans will turn on Reigns even more in that scenario.
August 24, 2015
Even before Roman Reigns added fuel to the fire, there were rumors that WWE officials had internally discussed the possibility of The Rock making an appearance at Summerslam. It would provide the fans with at least another thing to pop for. He does do a lot of business in New York, so the possibility cannot be ruled out.
August 18, 2015