3 reasons why Roman Reigns should not be in the WrestleMania main event
Roman Reigns is not "The Guy". Here's why.
We all knew it was happening. Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar has been penciled in as the main event of WrestleMania 34 for more than a year. This past Sunday, at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, we discovered that rather than pencil, Vince McMahon and his team have used a permanent marker. Whether the fanbase wants it or not, we're getting the fourth coronation of Roman Reigns. He will defeat Lesnar and capture the Universal Championship in the process and there's no Money in the Bank briefcase floating about to save us this time.
WWE promotes Roman Reigns as "The Guy". He's a good worker and has put in some good performances, but "The Big Dig" is not the top dog. And he should not be in yet another Wrestlemania main event. Here are three reasons why Roman Reigns should not headline WrestleMania:
#1 He's not the star WWE thinks he is
Roman Reigns is a great WWE Superstar. I'm not disputing that. But, he's not a major star outside the WWE. Not in the way that his cousin, The Rock is, or in the way that John Cena has managed to cross over into the mainstream. The Miz has even enjoyed more success outside the squared circle, appearing in movies, reality TV, on chat shows, and walking red carpets. Roman Reigns doesn't visibly appear to do any of these things. His star power seems somewhat limited to the time he receives on Monday Night Raw. And that's okay. He can enjoy a great career in the WWE without having to take part in all the extracurricular activities. Yet, there are others who are much more suited to that role, many of whom appeal to the WWE Universe a lot more than the Roman Reigns' character currently does.
Even inside the ring, while the crowd still make noise for Reigns (be it cheers, boos, or a combination), the enthusiasm and energy have been noticeably dwindling. It was fun to boo John Cena, and while the same could be said for Reigns three years ago, it's getting a little dull now, which leads us to our next point.