Before Roman Reigns won the 2015 Royal Rumble, fans were absolutely loving him.
But right after that fateful PPV, people started hating and booing him every time he came out. The reason for that was because the fans really wanted to see Daniel Bryan win the Rumble. Everyone lost it when their favorite underdog lost.
It didn’t help that his cousin, The Rock, tried to help put him over too.
Roman Reigns would then go on to face the beast Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania and oh man, this fight had so much hype to it.
Many people said that it was one the best Wrestlemania matches of all time. Brock was dominating for the majority of the match, until Roman had a good 2 minutes of adrenaline where he started to make a comeback. However, in the blink of an eye, Brock catches him with an F-5.
At that point, they are both down… suddenly Seth Rollins’ music starts playing and everyone goes crazy. Seth cashes in his Money In The Bank and rushes the ring to pin Roman and become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion of the world.
In 2016, Roman main-evented Wrestlemania for the second time in his career.
He went on to face Triple H. Since Seth Rollins stole his moment the year before, Roman finally had his moment by beating “The Game” for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Then, for the third time in a row Roman main-evented Wrestlemania, this time facing The Undertaker. Roman was the guy who ended “The Dead Man.”
The following night on Monday night Raw, he got the loudest boos the WWE has ever witnessed.
Roman was just recently in a Fatal 4 Way match for the belt against Brock, Joe, and Braun.
The crowd thought Roman would win this one, so naturally they began booing.
But at the end Brock was able to retain his WWE Universal Championship belt.
The next night at Raw, John Cena made a surprise visit. John said he was there only to see Roman Reigns.
My guess is they are going to start a feud with Cena and Roman. Until then we’ll just have to wait and see the next time Roman gets a title shot.
Wrestling fans don’t like to be force fed their superstars, but let’s be honest there isn’t a physical specimen more impressive than Roman today.
When Pro Wrestling Insider named Roman the #1 wrestler in the world earlier this year, fans couldn’t wait to bash the publication. But realistically, PWI was speaking straight facts. This is Roman’s yard and the WWE needs him.