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Ask WNZ: Does Anyone Miss Roman Reigns?

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With Roman Reigns now a former champion, taking is time off as required by his Wellness suspension, it’s worth asking a hard but fair question. Is he missed?

Dorathy Gass:

I am (or maybe was) a Roman Reigns fan, but  I can honestly say I didn’t really miss the superstar on RAW or SmackDown this week. In fact, kudos to Seth Rollins for his pipebomb-esque promo, and keeping the hype up for the Shield Triple Threat main event at Battleground. Honourable mentions go to Ambrose, as well as John Cena and AJ Styles. These men really pulled it together, and created a solid RAW, in Reigns’ absence; while still helping to build up the next pay-per-view. While the WWE Championship match wont be a five-way; by adding that speculation on Monday Night, and those matches on RAW, it kept me entertained and glued to the television screen for three hours. So, Reigns better feel nervous, and bring his A game when it comes back, because not only does  he give his haters something to boo about; he also is alienating his demographic. It is really hard to explain to a five-year-old (who has been waiting to see one of her favorite superstars), that Roman Reigns won’t at the house show, she’s been excited to see for months! The WWE only comes to our area once a year, and there are many kids I know who won’t understand what a violation to a WWE wellness policy means, or even a suspension at that – and wont get the opportunity to see him live again … for at least a year, if that. So did I miss Roman Reigns? Not really. He better hope fans like me, are in the minority.

John Deegan:

In a word? No. Not in the slightest, actually.

Here’s what I find damning. Dorathy and I are working on a mock draft for the brand split. We have done the top 10 picks between the two rosters. Roman Reigns was not selected in that group, and he was not exempt due to the suspension. To me, that speaks volumes.

Now, that is not to say Roman isn’t worth missing. On the contrary, I think if WWE had booked him better-i.e., no ill-advised hyper pushes, and perhaps turning him heel, then we would have a different topic to discuss at the moment.

My hope, out of all of this? That WWE figures out the Roman riddle by the time he returns, so that it just works better.

Joseph Lisnow:

It depends who is looking at this situation. Fans might be happy, but WWE officials probably have the opposite feeling. For over a year, WWE built Reigns as the future of the company. He was getting booed everywhere, yet WWE continued with the push. This culminated at WrestleMania, where Reigns defeated Triple H—in what will likely be his final time main eventing the show. Reigns was fed so many superstars leading up to WrestleMania and he kept leaving he victor. Now, fans are finally getting to the see a match involving all three members of the Shield at Battleground. While fans have talked about this match happening, it does feel like something is missing with the giant Samoan suspended.

As for the fans, they’re probably okay with Reigns missing four weeks of TV. Like John Cena, Reigns has suffered to gain traction with fans. While Cena was able to gain fans as years went on, the same can’t be said for Reigns. It seems like each week more people are getting tired of the gimmick and it shows with attendance at live events dramatically dropping. Basically Reigns off TV for a month is fine, but the timing is terrible.

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  • Voice of Truth and Reason

    Let him challenge Rusev for the US title….no more top man for Roman….he might gather some support if he wasnt shoved down our throats anymore cuz he really is a strong worker.

    • Fat Owens Fat

      What an idiotic thing to say. The WWE always shoves characters down everybody’s throats. That’s why people like Hulk Hogan, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, John Cena, and Rocky Maivia recieved multiple world titles. Are you saying Ambrose and Seth aren’t being shoved down your throats right now? Or do you not see it because you enjoy selective stuff being shoved down your throats?

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    Immad

    • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

      You know I was coming ?????

  • Mike

    He’s been
    Gone a week.

  • Crazy_Victor

    I miss him. He’s the guy, and he’ll be again. Doesn’t matter the bad reactions he gets, as long as he gets one. I hope this suspension could turn in a good thing for him in the long term. Sad to see Dorathy falling into the tide of the majority of WWE universe 😉

  • IM MAD JOHNSON #NewNation

    HELL NO !!!!! Nobody misses BumMan (except Lisa) I’ve been telling y’all for over a year this guy was trash but to no avail. Now y’all a– got “lost in the sauce” and wanna abandon ship on yo boy SMH John,Joe,and ESPECIALLY Dorathy ( even though I’m happy she’s seen the light ???) !!!! Well Immad ain’t having that today. Roman will forever be known as a cheater and even a heel turn can change that. I also want to point out that even after he comes back and after they have the match RR is stuck in dead space because who can he fued with ??? 2/3 of the roster is better than BumMan and you can BUMLIEVE THAT!!!!!! #CHEATERSNEVERWIN #DRINKITINMAN #BOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Mean Dean

      Lisa’s gonna be mad at you

  • Mean Dean

    Lisa misses him, she’s into those meth heads and roidoholics

  • The Shockmaster

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    ….

  • T-Rock (#TeamHollywood)

    LMAO

  • jcice13

    the answer is no because he’s only been gone a short time and he’ll be back for the PPV..did anyone miss Cena for 5 months? and no Lisa does not count. Orton? the Wyatts? et al

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