Roman Reigns has bested John Cena inside the WWE ring, which makes him the new face of the WWE.
Reigns and Cena collided in one of the main events of this past weekend's No Mercy pay-per-view (PPV) to cap off several weeks of back-and-forth with "The Leader Of The Cenation" on Monday Night RAW. After a brief stint on SmackDown Live, Cena returned to RAW to confront Reigns and the fact that he has been called "The Guy" since stepping down from the main event scene. Cena and Reigns put on a heck of a match, but in the end one spear from Reigns was enough to put Cena down for the three count.
After the match Cena made all seem as though his time within the WWE ring was over, however, he clarified his actions on RAW Talk after the show and stated that he is not yet retired, but did admit that his career is about to change in a big way.
Jerry "The King" Lawler was front and center for that interview on RAW Talk, and recently took to his podcast, Dinner With The King, to comment on it. Lawler explained that Reigns is now the leader of the locker room after trumping Cena, however, that may not last long.
When Superstars rise to power in WWE they begin to drift away from the locker room and seclude themselves, losing their grip on the locker room leadership role as a result (quotes via Wrestling Inc.)
"Yeah, I think so. You know what is a funny thing in the business? When you get to be 'that guy,' you suddenly no longer dress in the same locker room as all rest of the guys.
"You have your own bus. You have your own locker room. You're not in the one big male talent locker room.
"There is a little bit of a fallacy in the fact of the guy that is "the guy" is the locker room leader; that is just not necessary real. A guy like Brock Lesnar; you never see Brock.
"He's always on his bus or his own locker room. You never see him. He stays in there until basically it's time for his match. He goes out and comes back, and then he's gone."
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