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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

i understand the booking has not helped roman get over, but i also see a lack of effort on his part. his promo's are very lackluster because for his character he i think she should show more fire and intensity. When the shied divided, ambrose and rollins got new attire and themes, roman kept the shield theme and has the same attire, he has not progressed as a character at all. I think he has some athleticism but he is extremely lazy in the ring, some matches are purely kicks and punches and it just is not enough. could he atleast have 4 or 5 grapple moves in his moveset that he does every match? i know some of you will say he does the sit out powerbomb, but he does not do it every match. i feel his selling is bad at times too. he is the handpicked guy but where is the improvement? i feel a new theme, attire, and adding some explosive moves could help him immensely.

this is constructive criticism from a fan who has watched wrestling since 95. please keep it constructive, we have enough "hate" threads do we not? btw im no fan of roman, but im being constructive.
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

you arent being constructive as youve mentioned a good deal of features he himself has no control over as if he does
he cant change his persona, music or ringwear without the office approving it first
nor can he change the content of his promos so if they feel intense one week and goofy the next thats on the writers
hes improving slowly in terms of his delivery on the microphone
his matches get better against better opposition yes and im actually happy he doesn't use some of the power moves every match makes them feel important although admittedly he spams the superman punch
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

Why would he give any effort? Its common knowledge that he's being fast tracked to be the top guy. I'm not impressed with the guy, but that's just my opinion. But how many times do we really need to see the superman punch? Its worse than the Cena shoulder tackles.
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you arent being constructive as youve mentioned a good deal of features he himself has no control over as if he does
he cant change his persona, music or ringwear without the office approving it first
nor can he change the content of his promos so if they feel intense one week and goofy the next thats on the writers
hes improving slowly in terms of his delivery on the microphone
his matches get better against better opposition yes and im actually happy he doesn't use some of the power moves every match makes them feel important although admittedly he spams the superman punch
you are wrong on so many levels. Roman has control over his DELIVERY of his promos. he can control his facial expressions, his intensity, and overall acting as a performer. roman also isnt micro managed to the point to what moves he can and cant do. the point is he doesnt even try....

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you arent being constructive as youve mentioned a good deal of features he himself has no control over as if he does
he cant change his persona, music or ringwear without the office approving it first
nor can he change the content of his promos so if they feel intense one week and goofy the next thats on the writers
hes improving slowly in terms of his delivery on the microphone
his matches get better against better opposition yes and im actually happy he doesn't use some of the power moves every match makes them feel important although admittedly he spams the superman punch
so your just happy with punches and kick and spammed superman punches? thats cool but i dont have a low bar like you in terms of matches. braun strowman has more wrestling moves then roman
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so your just happy with punches and kick and spammed superman punches? thats cool but i dont have a low bar like you in terms of matches. braun strowman has more wrestling moves then roman
1, the amount of moves doesnt make a match good
2, ive already said he spams the punch so no im not happy with it
3, i addressed his delivery in the post so why mention it again
4, of course hes fucking micro managed everyone is aside from part timers, cena, miz and bray

you cant claim to be constructive then show yourself to be bias when someone doesnt agree with the useless shit youve spewed out
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

Why would he need to put in any effort, he already has been handed everything on a silver platter. That's why he's not as good as guys like Austin or Jericho who had to actually work for it.
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post #7 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 10:09 AM
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

Roman is the lazies booked wrestler in the roster.. And thats hilarious because he is supposed to be the most important one to them.

But Roman only does what he is told, he is a very talented guy, he showed more intensity and badassery with The Shield because they let him, now he is tuck on being a generic babyface, because thats what WWE wants from him.

Other wrestlers in the roster have better gimmicks, better entrances, themes, moveset, etc. The lack of effort is not from Roman, is from WWE.
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

Roman is an absolute ******* SLOB if he goes topless that should tell you right there that he is lazy and lacks effort training to make his body as sexy as his face! He needs to look into the mirror without that dumb flack jacket and see how sloppy his belly looks!!!
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

Oh, he has improved leaps and bounds in the past year or so IMO. Not only has he sorted out his character to be much more aligned to his strengths, it has also helped him come across as much more convincing on the mic as well.

Let's dissect the mic skills part a bit here since I feel that's the only attribute which has been stopping him from becoming a truly elite level talent. They can keep changing his theme, attire etc etc later which are much less relevant issues atm, his character is more or less near to where it should be as a face/tweener as far as I'm concerned. Coming to the mic. skills part - I believe there are two different aspects to judge them. First is the case of a back and forth dialogue segments and the second is of delivering monologues. In the former Reigns has consistently shown himself to be up to the task in the past year or so. Some instances that immediately come to mind are:

1) The Rusev-Lana wedding segment.
2) His Highlight Reel segment with Jeri-KO, RAW - 11/28/2016.
3) The Shield segment before MITB.
4) Opening segment which Stephanie McMahon, a day after TLC 2015.

.. among a few others. Reigns performance in these segments was more than serviceable, on instances it was even bordering on good, especially considering that there were instances where he was in conversation with much much more acclaimed mic workers like Owens and Jericho.

Coming to the second aspect of delivering monologues, I agree that he looks woefully clueless while delivering them and probably lets nervousness take over most of the time. That's one aspect that he certainly needs to improve on. A main-eventer able to consistently cut 10-15 minute engrossing promos has their worth in gold on the show. It's by far the hardest thing to achieve in professional wrestling, not surprisingly.. since public speaking is a separate career in itself, just goes to show how difficult it is to achieve that level of expertise in that regard and being a speaker and debater myself, I have nothing but immense respect for the guys like Wyatt who consistently deliver incredible promos with utmost confidence day in and day out. But on the other hand it goes on to show that Wyatt is indeed an incredibly special performer since I just can't name any other new generation performer to have the capability to deliver 15 minute monologues as consistently and as competently as he does.

Reigns would do himself a world of good if he's somehow able to up his game on the mic as far as commanding an entire segment by himself goes, it would definitely propel him to be one of the better main event performers on the show to go with his incredible presence, aura and very competent character.
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post #10 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 10:28 AM
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Re: Lack of effort from Roman Reigns

If he's not turning heel he should cut his greasy ass gross hair and stop wetting it before he comes to the ring.

Faces of the company don't wet their hair, only heels do. Having watched wrestling for so long, that really irks me every time his music hits.

He looks like he should be on the black pearl with Jack sparrow.
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