Make no mistake about it, the WWE Universe is not the biggest fans of Roman Reigns.
Reigns was signed by WWE in 2010 and reported to their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He made his main roster debut in November 2012 alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as part of The Shield. The group teamed together until June 2014, after which Reigns entered
The group teamed together until June 2014, after which Reigns entered singles competition. Ever since the group split up, fans have turned on Reigns despite him being portrayed as a babyface.
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He has had many accolades during his short time with the sports entertainment company. Reigns is a three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time United States Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rollins), the 2015 Royal Rumble winner and the 2014 Superstar of the Year. Make no mistake about, Reigns is the guy in WWE.
Since 2014, WWE has attempted to establish Reigns as their next "face of the company.” Reigns has headlined multiple major WWE pay-per-view events, including the last three WrestleManias (31 lost to Seth Rollins, 32 beat Triple H and 33 when he defeated The Undertaker)
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The former WWE Champion’s ascendancy as a world title-chasing/holding heroic underdog has been marked by critics' disapproval and overwhelmingly negative crowd reactions. Reigns most recently headlined Sunday’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which saw him lose to Brock Lesnar in the WWE Universal Championship Fatal 4-Way match alongside Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe.
This leads up to Sports Illustrated, who recently shared a video of them going around and asking fans why they hate Reigns. As seen in the video below, various fans responded with the reason they dislike him is due to him being boring and that he is ‘shoved down our throats’ and more.
Reigns caught wind of this video on social media and responded by writing the following on Twitter, “The simple question here is to the Kids. Would you rather grow up and be like me, OR the guys from this video!??”
It will be interesting to see what WWE has lined up for Reigns at the upcoming No Mercy pay-per-view event in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center on Sunday, September 24th and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets.
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