WWE.com confirmed last night that Roman Reigns had successful nose surgery after he was brutally attacked by Triple H at the end of this week's episode of Monday Night Raw.
The report states that the beatdown by the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion where he slammed his face into the announce table, and then Pedigreed him into the steel steps at ringside, caused The Big Dog's nose to shatter.
The company hasn't confirmed if the former Shield member will be spending any time on the sidelines, but some fans have speculated he will because of the WWE's filming destinations for Raw over the next couple of weeks leading up to WrestleMania 32.
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From now until the WWE's biggest event of the year, Raw will take place in Nashville, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn, all places which have a history of hosting lively and unforgiving crowds. Crowds that tend to go against the grain and boo face stars. Crowds that certainly won't be cheering for Reigns if he makes an appearance.
Therefore, it has been rumored that Roman has been 'injured' in order to keep him off as many of these shows as possible so that hopefully he is cheered when he walks down to the ring for his match against Triple H at WrestleMania 32 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on April 3.
The problem with this is, if Reigns is supposed to be the new face of the company, then why is he being kept off arguably some of the most important Raw shows of the year? Investors looking at the WWE product and seeing the company's biggest asset being kept on the sidelines due to possible negative reaction can't be impressed.
I'm no wrestling booker, but if I had to keep my supposedly top guy away from some of the biggest shows leading up to WrestleMania because he might receive a negative reaction, then maybe he shouldn't be my top guy as the crowd clearly doesn't like him!
WWE needs to address the clear problem they have with the majority of the WWE Universe not liking Reigns and solve it in some sort of way before they ruin his character even more and it becomes impossible to resurrect.