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5 reasons why WWE fans should like Roman Reigns

Love him or loathe him, everyone has an opinion on "The Big Dog".

Top 5 / Top 10 05 Jan 2018, 01:20 IST

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Roman Reigns has his fair share of detractors

With the exception of John Cena, no WWE Superstar has received such contrasting audience reactions over the last few years as Roman Reigns.

Whether he’s a smiling babyface against The Miz or a borderline heel against The Undertaker, the three-time WWE champion has divided opinion among fans ever since The Shield’s initial split in 2014.

Do fans have a right to boo every time he walks into an arena? Of course. But do the negatives with the Reigns character really outweigh the positives? It's debatable.

In this article, we look at the positive aspects of his persona and bring you five reasons why WWE fans should choose to cheer for “The Big Dog” rather than boo him.

#5 He has improved more than anyone on the mic

When The Shield split up in June 2014 and the trio had to speak on their own for the first time, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose thrived in the singles spotlight and quickly established themselves as two of the company’s best talkers on the mic.

Roman Reigns, however, wasn’t quite so convincing. He would regularly mess up his lines, which were obviously from a word-by-word script, and his promos were among the least convincing you’re ever likely to hear from a top WWE Superstar.

But that was then and this is now, and it’s fair to say that the three-time WrestleMania main-eventer has come a long, long way from his days of stuttering through interviews and delivering lines like “sufferin’ succotash”.

He recently topped our list of Superstars whose promo ability improved the most in 2017, largely thanks to his battles with John Cena and his “This is my yard now” line, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that he’s now one of WWE’s most believable talkers whenever he gets on the mic.

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