SK's take on why Roman Reigns won the Intercontinental Championship on Monday Night Raw
On the November 20, 2017, episode of Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns defeated The Miz to capture the Intercontinental Championship and win a Grand Slam. He now joins the elite company of men like Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, Dean Ambrose and Bret Hart.
The decision to have a major character win a title on free television came as a surprise to many, but WWE's plans reportedly involve The Big Dog going into New Orleans as a Grand Slam winner to make his impending match with Brock Lesnar feel like a bigger spectacle.
He is probably set to win the Royal Rumble and receive the coronation that eluded him at WrestleMania 31. Whether he's worthy of headlining WWE's biggest pay-per-view for the fourth year in a row is another question altogether.
Vince McMahon believes that Reigns is the man to carry his company forward over the next decade, but, in reality, there are a number of Superstars who are better suited for the task. The Hound of Justice possesses the looks of a movie star, and he is a capable worker in the ring. However, he is not only devoid of charisma but also skills on the microphone.
When the Shield originally split in 2014, it was painfully obvious that Dean Ambrose should have been positioned as WWE's top babyface as he checked all the boxes required and was a completely different character from John Cena, who had spent more than a decade at the top of the mountain.
Alas, that golden opportunity was squandered, and the WWE keeps attempting to force feed a failed NFL player to its audience. Vince McMahon may be a genius, but he's wrong on this one.
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