Stone Cold says Roman Reigns needs creative freedom and new ring gear

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One of the biggest talking points in the WWE at the moment is Roman Reigns. While he is being booked as the top face in the company at the moment as their WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the fans aren't treating him as such.

There has been a lot of negative reaction recently to WWE creative for their booking of several superstars and the most notable one is Reigns, who receives a chorus of boos every single time he appears at an event. It even happened at WrestleMania 32 and the boos were so loud, WWE muted some crowd mics so fans at home couldn't hear it.

Everybody at the moment wants to have their two cents on the situation surrounding the former Shield member and how they would fix it. One of these guys is WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin. While he has said in the past it's WWE booking that should be blamed for the boos towards Reigns and not the man himself, he also has some other ideas to get The Big Dog over.


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Speaking on You're Welcome With Chael Sonnen recently - according to Wrestling Inc - The Texas Rattlesnake believes Reigns needs to be given more creative freedom, and fans should decide if he is face or heel. Steve Austin also thinks he will never be a traditional babyface.

Stone Cold said: "If this is the Reality Era, let the kid go out there and shoot and let the chips fall where they may. Let the kid have some freedom. Let the kid go out there and express himself. Let him go out there and experiment. All he can do is fall down and trip and then get back up if he does and take another shot at it."

He continued: "Vince [McMahon] is going to still try to do the tried and true formula, a traditional babyface push, but this kid is not going to be a traditional babyface because, just going back to politics, people don't want to be told what to like, why to like him, here's why you should like him, and, damn it, like him!"

Another way Stone Cold believes Reigns could become more over with the crowd if he changed his ring attire.

He said: "He's covered up in so much black clothing. He [has] got that long black hair. Half the time, it's in his face. Lose the top. Dude, I had a drum half the time I wrestled, but I was mega over. It wasn't about my physique.

"This kid [has] got twice the physique, ten times the physique I ever dreamed of having. And just let him go out there and be himself. I think the padding is just too much. The appearance, it worked okay for a little bit and now as a babyface, not so much."

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