Survivor Series has come and gone. It's been over for nearly two weeks now, and TLC is almost here, but some people are still talking about the pay-per-view.
Many vocalized their opinions on the event, as it finished with Sheamus walking out as WWE World Heavyweight Champion after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract against Roman Reigns. Several members of the WWE Universe were not happy with this outcome.
There was also talk of either Reigns or his Shield-brother, Dean Ambrose, turning heel at the show, and this is exactly what WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley feels should have happened.
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He said on the Steve Austin podcast, according to Wrestling Inc: "I believe that Roman Reigns as part of the Authority would take off. I think that's what that character really could have used. They're kind of putting [Reigns] in that Steve Austin role and not everybody can pull that off."
A lot has changed since the days of Stone Cold being a prominent figure in the WWE and now, and I'm not just talking about the Attitude Era. Steve Austin was allowed to do the majority of his promos on the fly, whereas Reigns probably has a lot of his promos scripted. He can still react to the crowd, just not in the same way The Texas Rattlesnake used to.
This is one of the major problems in the WWE today; promos don't feel as organic as they used to. Foley recognised that and said: "When you script things, you do take away, like, the chances of disasters.
"But at the same time, when you try to eliminate disasters and you try to eliminate chances of guys like me and The Rock [going] 14 minutes over time, [turning] a 12-minute segment into 26, you also take away that likelihood, or the chance, the possibility, that something really special will take place out there."
There're no two ways about it, the WWE needs to change in order to try and recapture the audience it's losing. How it does change is up to them, but they must make sure they do what is right for the WWE Universe. They're the people that matter the most.
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