Roman Reigns push to the main event picture can absolutely be viewed as a failure at this point in time.
The Samoan superstar was supposed to win the title from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 earlier this year, but because of the sheer level of crowd hatred he received, the decision was made to give the belt to Seth Rollins.
After it was revealed that Vince McMahon refused to make Reigns the Champion again at Survivor Series because of his relationship with fans, one would think that Vince might give another superstar the chance at being top babyface. But no, instead the WWE are doubling down on Roman Reigns.
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Another Reigns Push
According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, despite the WWE nixing plans for Reigns to be Champion at Survivor Series, the long-term goal is still for him to capture the crown as a babyface.
This is still despite the fact that "Smart Crowds" boo the life out of Reigns and will continue to do so no matter what the WWE try. The former Shield star is seen as the corporate pick for Champion and fans reacted badly to that rocket being lighted under him for one of the biggest pushes in recent memory.
Reigns = Cena 2.0
Apparently, the WWE think they have a solution to Reigns getting booed in big markets.
"The solution appears to be to keep having The Authority screw Reigns and keep him from the title, which they hope will cause the same fans to get behind Reigns and want him to win the title," the report states.
"WWE officials hope fans get behind Reigns and support him before they "pull the trigger" on his big push as the centerpiece of the company," they added.
This is what the WWE have been doing for months now, and it still hasn't worked. Making Reigns overcome more hurdles isn't just going to make him become loved. It didn't work before, and it won't now.
How blind must Vince McMahon be if he cannot see that Reigns is not World Heavyweight Champion material yet!? This is getting ridiculous now.
No wonder the WWE is struggling for ratings so much when Vince has become this stubborn and narrow-minded.