Saturday, February 07, 2015

Is Roman's Reign Over Before It Has Even Begun?

I don't really know what to make of WWE's decision to have Roman Reigns defend his WWE WrestleMania XXXI title shot against Daniel Bryan at Fast Lane in a little over a fortnight.

When the company had Reigns win the Royal Rumble on January 25th, it seemed that WWE was all-in on him. That all changed within a week - the storyline seems to have been halted, maybe even cancelled, with Daniel Bryan now potentially replacing Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania in late March.

I know Daniel Bryan is a great wrestler. However, I was intrigued to see how WWE's Roman Reigns plan would have unfolded this year as it had been rumoured for quite a while that the company held him in high regard and believe he is the heir apparent to the role John Cena currently holds.

With that said, Reigns could end up winning against Bryan at Fast Lane and he will progress.

'Could' is the operative word here because I'm giving it less than a one-percent chance of happening.

The reason is simple - the fans have already been annoyed that Bryan didn't win the Royal Rumble. Can you imagine how much of a backlash it'll cause if hopes are dashed for a second time?

And that's not even mentioning the huge elephant in the room that Reigns would have to beat the people's favourite to retain his title shot. There's no way WWE would put their next big thing in a spot like that if there was any hint that the reaction to him winning would be bad.

Then again..

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