After weeks of being rumored, AJ Styles has finally made his debut for WWE by being the third person to enter the Royal Rumble. Roman Reigns had eliminated Rusev, who was the second entrant. Not surprisingly, the audience turned on Reigns and immediately sided with Styles. AJ was made to look like a top level performer, with Michael Cole even telling fans that he has been dominant in other parts of the world.
January 24, 2016
Earlier in the week, John Cena revealed that he underwent shoulder surgery and should be out of action for quite some time. The former WWE Heavyweight Champion was originally booked for the upcoming tour of India. Since management did not want to disappoint fans that already purchased tickets, they decided to add Roman Reigns to the tour. The country is a highly desirable marketing for World Wrestling Entertainment.
January 10, 2016
World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that Vince McMahon will be making another return to Monday Night Raw this week. The belief is that he will be coming back to help Roman Reigns generate more support from the audience. McMahon wanted to avoid being utilized as an on screen character but felt compelled to do so because he really feels that Reigns needs the help to get over with WWE fans.
December 26, 2015
When the Usos teamed up with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns recently, the belief was that it was a temporary thing. However, WWE actually have plans in place for the quartet to be a permanent stable. Since they are going with the family theme, the front office has decided to call them, "The Family". The goal here is to make Reigns even more popular with the fans by using the popularity of the other three.
December 2, 2015
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
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