With the reception Roman Reigns received following his Royal Rumble match win on Sunday night, many have become concerned at how well his main event WrestleMania XXXI match with Brock Lesnar will go down, and Stone Cold Steve Austin is no exception.
Many WWE fans both in attendance in Philadelphia at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event, as well as those watching at home, were disappointed at the short duration of Daniel Bryan's involvement in the match, prompting many to boo the eventual victor; Roman Reigns.
If WWE were to alter their plans with Reigns following this negative reception, they could have him turn heel and ultimately become a prominent figure within those heel superstars who side with The Authority.
Stone Cold's Thoughts
Stone Cold has however raised his concerns with this idea, which he expressed during his podcast on Tuesday with wrestling journalist Wade Keller.
Austin explained: "If you position [Roman Reigns] as a heel, you still got to work around the move set, you still got to work around the work rate of which, you know, at this time, quite frankly, he just does not possess."
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It appears therefore that the WWE legends feels Reigns is somewhat inexperienced in the ring and therefore would find it difficult to call a match as a heel.
Realistically, there is no denying that whoever was to be Brock Lesnar's opponent was going to have to perform something spectacular, let alone be a big enough name to take on The Beast in the first place.
Though there is little argument that the former member of The Shield is physically one of the best wrestlers on the WWE roster, the crowd and fan reaction to his win at Royal Rumble last weekend has already made us dubious as to what exactly, if anything, WWE can pull off with Reigns at the main event match at WrestleMania XXXI.
Austin went on to say of Brock Lesnar: "He's great in there with a great guy that can work and dictate, the dude is phenomenal, we're about to get to that match in a second, but yeah those two in the ring there's not a tried and true, established bona fide ring general who can feel the pulse of that crowd and respond accordingly."
Given Austin's reputation in WWE, his opinion is doubtlessly valued greatly so to hear him be unsure about how the main event on The Grandest Stage of Them All will pan out, makes it all the more interesting looking ahead to the match which takes place in just two months time.