Roman Reigns lastly transformed heel after over 5 years of fans requiring it. When his “superman” press started in late 2014, WWE fans acknowledged that Vince McMahon had found his brand-new gold boy in Roman Reigns and also was “forcing” fans to accept him as the next coming of John Cena.
Unfortunately for Roman Reigns, WWE tried so difficult to make him John Cena’s substitute that they appeared to neglect that Roman Reigns is an private of his own with various capacities. Few rejected the truth that Roman Reigns was centerpiece product, but the disagreement in the eyes of most fans was that WWE was “force-feeding” Roman Reigns as a top babyface when fans really did not want to view him in this way.
While a whole lot of points altered for Roman Reigns in between 2018 and also 2019, his 2020 return after 5 months away saw him straighten with Paul Heyman and also transform heel for the first time in six-and-a- half years.
Rusev, once Roman Reigns’ United States title competitor in 2017, was inquired about The Big Dog‘s heel turn and also was full of appreciation. Rusev clarified by mentioning that it’s essential for Roman Reigns and also every super star to have brand-new difficulties and also modifications:
“It’s fantastic. The man needs a different challenge. I felt that way after being a heel for so long – I literally got tired of it. There were no challenges. Even before ‘Rusev Day’ – even during ‘Rusev Day’, they had me working as a heel and I was so over. People need challenges, people need changes. Why wouldn’t he want to be a heel? People wanted him to be a heel forever now. I think it’s going to be really fun for him, I know he’s going to have a blast. He was a great heel and has always been a great dude and great worker and he gets it, so I think he’s got [Paul] Heyman and Vince [McMahon], so he’ll be fine. I think he did the right thing”
The partial resemblances in between Rusev and also Roman Reigns
As Rusev described, Roman Reigns’ scenario was partly comparable to his in late 2017-18, where he had overcome huge with ‘Rusev Day’ and also came to be also huge of a babyface for WWE to reject. While that run had not been exploited on, Roman Reigns had apparently asked to turn heel as well and also it would certainly have been hard for WWE to reject him.
It’s going to be fascinating to see just how Roman Reigns’ heel run plays out.
Published 10 Sep 2020, 04:22 IST