Re: Can someone tell me the hype behind Reigns?
For me, the only shield member that is in the least bit impressive is Dean Ambrose because he has displayed amazingly fluid mic work and story telling ability.
Seth Rollins doesn't have the size or move-set to be impressive and his mic work, no matter how hard he tries comes across as forced, rehearsed, and something off a script.
Now onto Roman reigns... he is clearly the least talented of the group on the mic. If he had any sort of talent in that area, they would give him more time to show us that. So far he has been throwing one-liners and and really corny (and clearly scripted) sentences. To me that says they don't want to give him freedom to give a heartfelt speech or address to his audience or opponents. I have yet to be impressed by anything he does in the ring. He is the biggest guy in the group, but he is far from what I would call a monster or powerhouse. He is no Batista or Lesnar.
So given all these points, I do not see the hype in reigns at all. I think the only real reason he is even mentioned here is because he is related to the Rock, who unlike him has more size, strength, and mic work that you can't even begin to compare (which is probably most important if you're not doing something ground breaking in the ring with your actions).