Ex-WWE writer makes shock revelation about Roman Reigns

Published Add your comment

Football News

Vince McMahon and the rest of the WWE's creative team are seemingly infatuated with Roman Reigns.

McMahon, Triple H and co. seem intent on making Reigns into a star and face of the company, as shown by his superhuman showings in back-to-back Royal Rumbles and a push towards the main event picture earlier this year.

Former WWE writer Kevin Eck published his latest blog, “The Eck Factor” on Sportsblog, and made a pretty startling revelation about Reigns' start in the WWE.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4

No Samoan Talk

Eck was talking about how Roman Reigns’ WWE introduction was debated in the creative team, with Vince McMahon and Triple H deciding that there should be no mention of Reigns' Samoan heritage.

Eck says he wanted to originally pitch Reigns as being a cousin of the Usos and play up his Samoan heritage, but Vince McMahon and Triple H agreed this wasn’t the way to go.

Eck said that he created a storyline for the feud that would acknowledge the Usos and Rikishi as family, which would result in a bigger feud for Reigns and The Shield when they were still together.

Rikishi Beatdown

" I suggested that we bring in The Usos' father, Rikishi, to appear with his sons on Raw. After an Usos victory, they dance with their father to his music when The Shield suddenly hits the ring and attacks them from behind," Eck wrote.

"After taking out Jimmy and Jey, The Shield delivers a severe beat-down to Rikishi, culminating in a Triple Powerbomb through the announce table," he went on to add.

The blog then went on to say that McMahon put the kybosh on the idea because WWE fans apparently only see Samoan wrestlers as gimmicks.

"Their belief was that it would pigeonhole him and damage his mystique. The inference was that the audience had a preconceived notion of what a Samoan wrestler is. You know, a guy in a grass skirt who wears a puka shell necklace."

This was obviously a great idea by McMahon and co because admitting he was Samoan damaged The Rock's character completely. Oh yeah, and Reigns embraced his Samoan heritage during his face turn, shocker.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Roman Reigns

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again