Roman Reigns right now is basically where every WWE fan in the world wants Daniel Bryan to be.
In fact, Reigns was booed after winning the Royal Rumble for the simple fact that he wasn't Daniel Bryan. But Bryan believes there is more to his success with the WWE Universe than just that.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Bryan explained exactly it was he thought that the fans were rooting for him so much compared to Reigns, even though the two of them are basically the top faces in the company right now.
“Part of the secret is people love saying ‘Yes!’,” Bryan told Tom Mansell. “Even if people don’t like me, they have fun throwing their fingers in the air saying ‘Yes!’
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But then Bryan got into the nitty gritty of why he really believes that he's cheered far more than Reigns or even John Cena, and it's a reason that is all too familiar to people who have been watching Vince McMahon's company - certain wrestlers being hand picked for the top by VKM and pushed all the way to the rafters.
"So that is part of the secret, but another thing about John Cena and Roman Reigns – not that they’ve had an easy road to the top in WWE... - but they probably had a much easier path than I did,” Bryan explained.
And this is all very true. Reigns winning the Royal Rumble was so scripted that it hurt to watch. When Dean Ambrose was eliminated to leave Reigns with Kane and Big Show - two men who are obviously not going to headline WrestleMania - all our fears came true that the WWE was going to become the Roman Reigns show for the next few months.
"Somebody like Roman Reigns or John Cena - people look at them and they think, 'Oh, this guy could be The Guy, let's see what happens', and that was never me," Bryan added, highlighting pretty much why people love him.
Daniel Bryan is the ultimate underdog, Roman Reigns is a physical marvel that has the right look. Was there really any doubt as to who the WWE Universe would love more?
WWE fans, what do you think has to happen for Roman Reigns can be liked more? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below...