When asked what he thought went wrong with the Roman Reigns push, Bret Hart replied that things went south because fans felt that it was manufactured by WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that management should have just allowed it to grow naturally like it was doing at the beginning.
June 19, 2015
During a recent interview with Chael Sonnen, Paul Heyman stated that Roman Reigns lost his push because WWE made the mistake of bringing Daniel Bryan back. Heyman feels that the audience was hoping for Bryan to be given a super push, so they turned on Reigns because he was actually being pushed.
June 12, 2015
Initially, WWE had planned on giving Sheamus a big heel push so that he could challenge Roman Reigns for the world heavyweight championship. However, those plans were scrapped, and we now have a heel champion in Seth Rollins. The front office knew that there was only so much they could push the Celtic Warrior before he hit the ceiling. Well, rumors are floating around now that they are going to give him the Intercontinental Championship to work with.
May 13, 2015
Since WWE does not have anything written in stone for Roman Reigns right now, they are going to be stalling his push at Extreme Rules. He'll definitely get a match on the pay per view because they want him to remain in front of the cameras. However, it will more than likely just be a filler segment. The talk right now is that he will be teamed up with Ryback, and the two of them will face Big Show and Kane in a tag team match.
April 9, 2015
Reports have surfaced that many of the stars in WWE are rather upset with fans at the moment. They are upset that the vocal ones have successfully manage to rob Roman Reigns of his big opportunity at Wrestlemania. Many of them know just how difficult it can be to receive a push of those proportions, so they really feel for Reigns. In case you have not noticed, wrestlers have been rather defensive of him in interviews. This is why.
April 9, 2015
When WWE decided to put the world heavyweight championship on Seth Rollins instead of Roman Reigns, that changed up plans that they had for Rusev. Initially, he was supposed to have been built up as a top level heel challenger for Reigns. Now that another heel is in the top spot, there is only so much that the Russian sympathizer can be pushed. The belief is that management extended his feud with John Cena, so they can figure out what to do.
April 7, 2015
Despite the new contract signed by Brock Lesnar, the sports books are still listing Roman Reigns as the favorite to win the main event of Wrestlemania. Their belief is that WWE has already pulled the trigger on his superstar push, so they are just going to go through with it. The front office can always put the heavyweight championship belt back around the waist of Lesnar at a later date. Reigns is a -210 odd, while Lesnar is +160.
March 29, 2015
While it initially bothered him pretty badly, rumors have it that Roman Reigns has been handling the boos from live audiences pretty well now. It actually shows in his face if you pay close enough attention. The belief is that WWE has reassured him that they are going to be sticking with him as a main event performer. The front office really wants him to do well because they devoted a lot of resources in pushing him over the last two years.
March 22, 2015
An interesting comparison was made recently in regards to how WWE is using Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. Someone stated that it was like in 1994 when fans wanted Bret Hart to be pushed, but management went with Kevin Nash instead. Hart himself responded to the comparison by saying that he really wanted Nash to do well because they were friends, but he felt that the front office should have given Nash another year to be built up.
March 16, 2015
A match between Randy Orton and Seth Rollins is still heavily expected to take place at Wrestlemania. That much is known. What is not known, however, is who management will have coming out on top after the bell rings. Many backstage in WWE are pushing for Rollins to be put over, so that he can be moved into a title program with Roman Reigns. However, there are some that are pushing for Orton to get the win because he is making a comeback.
March 1, 2015