Roman Reigns hasn't had the best of starts to his life as a singles star in the WWE.
Vince McMahon, Triple H and the rest of big power brokers at the top of the company decided to push the former Shield member to the very top of the roster. Unfortunately for Reigns, the WWE Universe didn't agree with him being the new top babyface and booed him out of the building when he won the Royal Rumble.
Reigns has gotten more over as of late, but he still isn't anywhere near the the level that Hunter and McMahon would want, and one WWE legend has had his say on the matter.
Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin is a man with an opinion and he isn't afraid to let anyone know it, especially on his podcast. The retired superstar shared his views on Reigns and the his current struggles on his most recent podcast.
Reigns the Flop?
Austin said that Reigns has to turn heel if he is going to have any chance of getting over with all fans, much like The Rock did during the Attitude Era, and that Reigns will be a huge flop if he doesn't.
"I stand by the fact that no matter what they do with him, he's going to have to be heel first….and they're trying to keep him babyface," Austin stated, via Wrestling Inc. "I think Vince McMahon's goal is 'He's going to work as a babyface…or he ain't going to work at all.'
"And he's going to flop bigger as a babyface, especially when they put him in there with other babyfaces. Like last week with Randy Orton—Orton blew him out of the water."
Austin even went on to criticise some of the cosmetic decisions WWE had made with the former Shield star, specifically the decision to give him deep blue contact lenses.
"He's a good-looking guy, successful guy and a football guy… so no one's going to question how tough this guy is," Austin said. "So he's a good-looking guy, but all of a sudden, you gotta throw these contacts on him and he's got blue eyes now? What's the deal with that? You don't need blue eyes. He's got brown eyes!"
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