By now, most of you know that the Anoa'i family was upset with WWE because they refused to let Roman Reigns have his big moment at Wrestlemania. It is now being reported that the clan was upset before then as well. For whatever reasons, management decided to not invite Samu to the event. He is the former tag team partner and cousin of Rikishi. The front office tried to make amends, but it was too late for that.
April 9, 2015
The Anoa'i family brought an army with them to Wrestlemania. They had a lot of reasons for being there. For starters, Rikishi was being inducted into the hall of fame. The main reason, though, was because they wanted to be there when Roman Reigns received his crowing moment in the business. When that didn't happen, Sika and several family members became unruly and wanted to start a war with Vince McMahon for changing the plans.
April 2, 2015
Last minute changes have been made by the sports book. Brock Lesnar is now favored to retain the heavyweight championship against Roman Reigns, and the reason for that is because he signed a new contract with WWE. Triple H is now favored to defeat Sting in his Wrestlemania debut match. No word on why those particular odds did a complete shift, but the theory floating around is that it is because so many were betting on the WCW legend.
March 29, 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
Those that watched Smackdown last night saw the return of Mark Henry. However, what might have been missed was a verbal jab at the Young Bucks while he was admonishing Roman Reigns for not showing respect to people. Henry also mentioned the fact that Reigns hasn't been anywhere, which many viewed as an attack on Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson. The brothers have bashed WWE for trying to take away the Bullet Club hand sign.
March 13, 2015
Since a good amount of the roster are on their way to the United Arab Emirates to do a quick tour, that means that WWE is running with a limited crew in the United States. In order to compensate for the loss of personnel, the remaining performers worked matches that were longer than usual. For example, the tag team turmoil main event match went approximately 45 minutes. Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns were heavily featured in the match.
February 12, 2015
Those that watched the latest episode of Monday Night Raw saw that Rikishi was going to be next performer to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend. Rumors have surfaced that a big reason why he is being honored is because management wanted to emphasized the legendary Samoan roots in the business. It would be a method for them to promote the fact that Roman Reigns was being pushed as a top guy.
February 10, 2015
Even if he is not the one to win the big battle royal, WWE still has plans on using the Royal Rumble as a platform to elevate Roman Reigns even higher. One of the ideas being discussed right now and a big reason why he was thrown into a feud with the Big Show is that Reigns will be the one to eliminate his rival by doing something that is a spectacular feat of physical prowess. The hope is that the segment will win over even more fans for Reigns.
January 23, 2015
Just to give you an idea of how badly Vince McMahon wants Roman Reigns to become the centerpiece of WWE, the CEO is reportedly writing the promos personally for the former Shield member now. That has drawn some silent criticism from people backstage because many feel that McMahon is out of touch with the modern lingo. Some even feel that he is hurting Reigns by writing some really bad material for him to say.
January 10, 2015
A lot of good things are happening for Roman Reigns. Aside from leapfrogging up the ladder in WWE and being pegged as a future world heavyweight champion by management, he has found some success in his personal life as well. It has been reported that Reigns got married earlier this week to his longtime girlfriend. The event took place at Castaway Cay, a private island that is frequently utilized by Disney. No word yet on which wrestlers were in attendance.
December 8, 2014