Stone Cold reveals the one main issue with Reigns-Triple H 'Mania match

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Looking back at WrestleMania 32, the WWE's marquee event certainly had its fair share of exciting moments. From the women's triple-threat match to a trio of legends returning to beat down the current crop of stars, there were some sure-fire highlights.

One of those, however, was not the main event match between Roman Reigns and Triple H which, as many predicted before 'Mania, proved to be something of a damp squib.

Speaking on his podcast this week, Stone Cold Steve Austin - one of the aforementioned legendary trio - has now given his thoughts on just why the main event was such a failure:


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"It was way too long," Austin said, via NoDQ. "That match should have been 15 minutes. I mean, from bell to bell, 15 minutes, and, that being said, all the bells and whistles and action that needed to happen within that 15 minutes.

"...If it's Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels and you're out there, hey, give them 30 [minutes] because they can go 30 [minutes]. But here's a case, and Triple H can go any amount of time you want him to go."

The main event match began with boos for Reigns and a methodical, drawn out bout didn't do much to help him win over skeptical fans. According to Austin, who enjoyed a huge pop in his relatively brief appearance, the WWE should have made sure they gave fans a shocking moment to remember:

"But...if you're going to let Roman go over clean in the middle of the ring, shine him up like a million bucks. Let him bounce Triple H all over kingdom come.

"Finally, let Triple H just get a frog's hair of heat on him. And then boom, big finish, bam, 1-2-3. Make an impact with that match. Make an impact with the finish. And make a statement for the kid!

"It's about getting this kid over and at least within the confines of the 20 x 20, being the ring, and then you've got all the other things to deal with, whether it's people resent him or this, that, or they think he [has] been pushed too hard too soon."

Whether Triple H, as the WWE's COO, used his position to ensure he wasn't made to look week is unclear. What is obvious, though, is that Stone Cold is 100-percent right.

Rather than watching Reigns and HHH slug it out before the former came out as champion, the ex-Shield member's status would have been greatly improved had he had a statement win.

Dominating against Triple H in a quick main event would have boosted his reputation whilst simultaneously giving fans less time to fill the AT&T Stadium with boos.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like either Vince McMahon or Triple H were willing to reach that conclusion. Reigns, meanwhile, remains at the mercy of the two true 'big dogs' in the WWE.

WWE fans: How can the WWE fix the Roman Reigns problem? Have your say in the comments below...

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