It’s no secret that the majority of the WWE Universe thinks negatively of Roman Reigns, although it’s not quite his fault that he’s enjoyed so much success at the top, the company hasn’t done a great job in getting the fans to like him.
Some of the biggest criticisms thrown his way are that he’s not great on the microphone, his work feels too forced, and he’s taking opportunities perhaps others deserve.
The WWE wanted the Reigns experiment to work, but it’s fair to say they’ve failed in trying to get Reigns over.
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Even more so now as it seems like the WWE have changed his plans with Rusev and the United States Championship as he looks set to become the new Universal Champion on Monday Night Raw.
However, even with all of that happening, it only took one video to be uploaded on the official WWE YouTube channel to highlight the problems with Reigns and how the WWE are to blame.
The video, showcasing the opponents that have pinned Reigns in the middle of the ring in singles matches, shows that Reigns' booking hasn’t matched the storylines he’s been given.
Ever since debuting with the Shield and going through so much, from the implosion to becoming WWE Champion, Reigns has only been pinned in one-on-one matches five times.
FIVE SINGLES LOSSES
The five men that have pinned Reigns are The Big Show, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt and most recently, Finn Balor.
It doesn’t seem like too big of an issue on the surface as the WWE handpick the stars they want to carry the company. However, the booking and storylines are where the lines blur, and it makes little to no sense.
The fact that the WWE continue to portray Reigns as an underdog is fine. But when you bill the juggernaut as a 270lbs, 6’5” behemoth who has only been pinned five times in singles competition; it doesn’t make sense to say that he’s being held down by people like The Authority when in reality, he’s never losing in the first place.
While the WWE have drawn some attention as to why the fans are starting to dislike him, the fact that he’s barely lost any one-on-one matches since his debut isn’t a good thing, especially since they tried to get sympathy from the fans once Rollins turned his back on The Shield.
If that wasn’t enough, Rollins and Balor are the only stars that have pinned Reigns clean in singles action, while the others had some sort of interference.
If the company want the fans to sympathise with him, then running through opponents even though his back is against the wall isn’t the best way to go about it.
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