Roman Reigns' Raw reception shows WWE's booking damage is close to unfixable

Published 21 Comments

Football News

Roman Reigns returned to Monday Night Raw last night to attack Triple H, brandishing the same kind of treatment that was issued to him a couple of weeks ago by The Game himself.

HHH had just finished off a match against Dolph Ziggler by cleanly pinning him, only for Reigns' music to hit and for him to enter the arena via the stage, rather than his usual crowd entrance.

The former Shield member then imposed a similar type of beating he received back on the February 22 edition of Raw, slamming Triple H's head repeatedly into the announce table, the same treatment he received by The Cerebral Assassin that caused him to appear to have a broken nose, with blood all over his face, and which later required surgery.


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

This week, however, it didn't stop there, as the fight continued into the backstage area and brought out a more aggressive Reigns which the WWE Universe hadn't seen for quite some time. The attack was so brutal, The Game had to receive medical treatment on the left side of his head.

The Big Dog issued a warning on Twitter to the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion after Monday Night Raw went off the air.

He said: "I can and I will. Beat your ass again. Don't ever forget that @TripleH... #IWillAgain"

This was WWE's attempt to reignite the feud between Reigns and Triple H, in order to try and convince the crowd to get behind and cheer the former Shield member.

From what we saw last night, however, the damage from poor booking beforehand might have already been done. The fact he brought out a more violent side last night and still was booed shows the company now has an even tougher job of getting Reigns over with WWE fans.

Since the WWE decided it would push Roman towards becoming the new face of the company and the top guy moving forward, the majority of the WWE Universe have not been accepting and have constantly booed the superstar despite him being face. This is solely down to the fact he was handpicked, rather than being an organic selection by the fans.

Instead of doing what top faces do and helping people like Dolph Ziggler 'defy the odds' and win against heel opponents like Triple H, WWE creative decided to only introduce Reigns until after the match had finished. If The Big Dog had joined earlier and helped Ziggler, he might have been cheered on the night.

Miami Herald contributor Scott Fishman pointed this out on his Twitter, as he said: "Roman Reigns...Could have changed things around helping Dolph Ziggler. Booking him like a heel. Confused."

There's so much the WWE could have done prior to last night's show to save Reigns. WWE creative simply hasn't done a good enough job of booking him in order for the crowd to like him at this point in time.

We're just under three weeks away from WrestleMania 32 when Reigns faces Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. WWE would have to pull out a miracle for The Big Dog to be cheered in that time because right now, they're nowhere near that goal. At the moment, it looks like he will be booed when he wins the title at The Showcase of The Immortals.

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

Triple H
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