At WrestleMania 32, Roman Reigns defeated Triple H to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the third time in his career.
As it has been known for a while that the WWE would be pushing Reigns to win the title at The Showcase of The Immortals, many members of the WWE Universe booed towards The Big Dog as soon as his theme music hit, and even before he made his way down to the ring.
The main event of WrestleMania 32 has been branded by many as one of the worst main events in the show's history. However, not everyone was against the outcome of the match.
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WWE Hall of Famer Sika of the Wild Samoans - Reigns' dad - was in the audience for his son's match at AT&T Stadium last Sunday to cheer his son on. His reaction to his son's championship was recorded by Ryan Katz, who then upload the footage to his YouTube account.
As Reigns speared Triple H in the middle of the ring and pinned him for the three count, his father stood up and counted along with the referee, and then threw his jacket, Ric Flair style, towards the ring in celebration, as his son finally received his WrestleMania moment. The whole reaction can be watched further down in this article.
This is a much different reaction to the one he produced when Reigns was pinned by Seth Rollins during a Triple Threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31.
Reigns was predicted to win his first championship here against Brock Lesnar before the event, but a last minute change of plans meant Rollins would instead cash in his Money in the Bank contract during the match and win the title.
The WWE Hall of Famer and the rest of the Reigns family were upset with the finish on that night, according to the Wrestling Observer, via PWMania.com:
“Sika forgot this business is not real life, and was legit pissed at the finish and looking to start a war. A lot of the younger (family members) were rallying around Sika, but the other 45 or 50 of them talked some reason.”
A lot has changed in the past year for Roman Reigns and his family. Sika no longer has a reason to be annoyed, as his son has become a three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the space of a year.
Reigns first challenger in his third title reign has already been decided, as AJ Styles won a fatal four-way match against Kevin Owens, Cesaro, and Chris Jericho on Monday Night Raw this week to become the number one contender. Reigns vs Styles is expected to take place at Payback.