It’s clear by now that the WWE’s plan to make Roman Reigns the face of the company and have the fans embrace him isn’t working out.
You can’t even say it’s a bumpy road to that potential outcome. The fans aren’t giving in and it’s why many believe a heel turn needs to take place instead; which will obviously extend the company’s plans to make Reigns ‘the guy,’ but he would stand a much better chance of eventually getting the fans behind him in the long-run.
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That’s why there has been speculation over the past week that instead of The Big Dog, it could be Braun Strowman who eventually slays The Beast that is Brock Lesnar to claim the Universal Championship and ultimately, become the face of the company.
It’s no secret that The Monster Among Men is arguably more over than Reigns, and fans wouldn’t complain if the former Wyatt Family member is the one to end Lesnar’s terrorising reign as champion.
Regarding Strowman becoming the face of the WWE, instead of Reigns who the company perhaps still wants as the face, WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley believes Strowman is on the track to become the face of the WWE, putting him in the bracket of both John Cena and Hulk Hogan.
When speaking on Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray explained that Strowman is similar to Daniel Bryan in the sense that they both got over organically, and believes the WWE will run with Strowman as it’s simply not working with Reigns.
According to NoDQ, he said: “What a great experimental picture to paint. There was no prize for the [Greatest] Royal Rumble victory, but they made up this belt, and Braun holding the belt over his head, with the people popping, that was a hell of a picture, right?
“What a great experiment - well, let’s see how he looks with the championship belt over his head with the people - and it really worked.
“[Jim Ross] recently did an interview where I believe he said Braun could be or would be the face of WWE. I know that’s a discussion we’ve had, whether or not he could be the face - I don’t mean babyface, I mean the ‘face’ ala John Cena or a Hulk Hogan - face of the company. They are obviously on the right track with Braun.
“In a weird way, Braun is the next Daniel Bryan, because he got over very organically, right? It’s what the people want. I can definitely see them - after seeing the Jeddah match and seeing how things didn’t exactly go great with Roman, and we’ve given them a chance after chance after chance, and obviously, this is not a knock on Roman [Reigns] as a person or a wrestler - it’s just not working.
“But it really is working for Braun, and I think that they will run with him.”
If things continue to play out as they are, it’s not going to be a surprise to see Strowman solidify himself as the top face in WWE instead of Reigns.
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