Former WWE champion is not used to being defeated.
As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Phoenix, AZ at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on the USA Network, the sports entertainment company held a Gauntlet match that lasted nearly two hours.
Braun Strowman defeated Elias, Finn Balor, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and The Miz (w/Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel).
Reigns and Rollins started things off with Rollins going over on the Big Dog. Reigns had a tremendous reaction losing, which you can see here.
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 Rollins as part of The Shield.
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.
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 had 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).
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.
There has never been a babyface that has been pushed like Reigns that is disliked more by fans in the history of professional wrestling. Historically, when a babyface is not getting over with the crowd, the promoter or booker would turn them heel. Reigns is truly a different case in that sense.
What are your thoughts on Reigns’ reaction to losing to the former WWE Champion on the flagship show for the sports entertainment company? Do you think Reigns will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at WrestleMania 34, which is the biggest event of the year for the promotion? Have YOUR say in the comments section below and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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