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Roman Reigns defends the WWE Universe over reaction to the Royal Rumble

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It hasn't even been 24 hours since the bell rang on arguably the most controversial Royal Rumble event in recent history.

Roman Reigns won the 30-man over the top rope match last night and was greeted by a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance.

Calls to cancel WWE Network subscriptions are still trending across America on Twitter and it could get worse for the WWE with weather conditions forcing RAW to take a strange new form.

It was just 12 months ago that fans were left booing as Reigns was the final man eliminated from last year's Rumble match.

The aftermath of this years event has seen fans, legends and superstars alike respond in a multitude of ways.

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Whilst The Rock, Chris Jericho and the WWE Universe all showcased their disappointment and shock at the result of the match, one man had a different view.

That man proved to be the winner himself, Roman Reigns who despite his position in the situation, hasn't defended the writers who crowned him a winner.

In a video uploaded to wwe.com (which you can see at the bottom of this article) that followed Reigns before and after the event, he gives his reaction to the hostile Philadelphia crowd.

"They paid their money, they can do whatever they want, they can cheer, they can boo, as long as I can be a part of it and do my thing, I'm smitten man."

referring to them as "one hell of a crowd" and defending their right to voice their opinions will surely help Reigns to regain his popularity in light of last nights show.

Who is to blame?

The horrendous reaction to Reigns victory last night carries may different opinions as to who is to blame.

Some say the fans didn't want Reigns to win, some say they were outraged at the early elimination of Daniel Bryan and others claim to have disliked the predictability of the whole match.

Whilst many may have been unhappy about Bryan's early exit from the match, it is entirely understandable that they wouldn't want to repeat the main event at WrestleMania.

Bryan was the man showered in glory as WrestleMania XXX went off the air last year and a repeat performance could have proved costly for the WWE.

The attempt to keep the main event fresh with new faces is a bold one but one that may be necessary and currently overlooked by the majority of the WWE Universe.

Unfair to boo?

Whilst the actual Royal Rumble match was nowhere near the greatest of all time, was a chorus of boos a justifiable way to end the entire show?

John Cena, Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar gave us a triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship that was one of the best title matches ever contested at the Rumble event.

The much hyped team from NXT known as the Ascension got their first big win on the main roster and gave some die-hard NXT fans the chance to see superstars they have invested in finally start to gain some momentum.

The long awaited breaking point between the Miz and Damien Mizdow seemed to have arisen in the Rumble match and Gold and Stardust even seemed to be having some sibling friction during the main event.

The event went a way towards setting up feuds that may feature at WrestleMania and has unfortunately gone down as a very unpopular one due to one bad writing decision.

See Roman Reigns' interview here:

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