The first PPV following WrestleMania 32 has now passed and while we were treated to a great main event between Roman Reigns and AJ Styles, some fan reports from Chicago have called WWE's credibility into question.
Reigns and Styles fought for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in what proved to be a well received and entertaining match.
Act of desperation?
The Chicago crowd didn't take kindly to the current champion however with large boos ringing around the arena whenever he was mentioned, but what lengths did WWE go to to protect their champion?
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During Payback, many fans took to Twitter to announce that WWE security guards were giving out free Roman Reigns posters before the event went live.
This appears to be an attempt from WWE management to have Reigns come across as supported by the Chicago crowd who decided to voice their displeasure for the leader of the Roman Empire throughout the main event.
One WWE fan, Jamie Lee Mac attended the Payback event and was one of the first to report the actions of WWE security taking to twitter to break the news.
It was then picked up by several different Facebook pages and more people in attendance started to comment that they had seen it happening.
It's unknown as to what demographic of fans WWE security decided to aim the free posters at but it was most likely the young children and mothers in the audience as opposed to the grown men who find it universally fun to boo the WWE Champion.
The posters were completely free of charge and you didn't have to pay anything towards them.
This is a rare occurrence at WWE events but with WWE knowing that the crowd would be very active in voicing their displeasure for Roman, management would have known prior to the show that they would have had to do something in order to show Roman Reigns in a positive light.
There were not many fan signs for Reigns but the very few that showed the WWE champion in a positive light did find themselves getting quite a bit of air time.
Fans have begun to mock the WWE management as a result of their handling of Roman Reigns' lack of support with the free posters being seen as a simple act of desperation.
There were not any reported incidents of WWE taking away negative posters about Roman Reigns although it was hard to see them on television as WWE didn't want to draw attention to them.
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