Originally Posted by THANOS
I've seen him as Leakee and he's very generic. Your right he definitely has room to improve and the sky is the limit for him because he is indeed a great athlete, but being a great athlete alone won't make you a megastar, you have to have a certain spark about you that makes audiences eat you up. Look at how long it took Vince pushing Orton his whole career for people to finally start caring about him, because for the longest time, he was just a great athlete with an amazing look cutting bland predictable promos. This is Roman Reigns' future unless he learns a personality. This is why people say Ambrose will go the farthest. He already has size on him being 6'4 which is taller than Reigns, is a great in ring storyteller, and is the most in tune with his character than anyone else in developmental.
Reigns may have the chiseled pretty boy look and athletic genetics, but that's all he excels at, this point in his career.
Here's the best analogy of Reigns currently. He's a Samoan version of Drew McIntyre back when he was the Chosen One with more limited wrestling skills.
Thats why I said potential. If he gets it together his ceiling is higher than Ambrose & Rollins simply because he has the more marketable look. He probably never be the most talented guy but if his ring work get a little better and he can work the mic he'll be fine. They could even get him a manager. If WWE gets behind him, he can be successful. I think they will, I believe he'll surprise people.
Somebody made the comparison early but he reminds me of Batista also. Batista was far from the most talented guy when he got pushed. He had the look and presence, WWE protected him and let him develop a little while and even then he didn't get good on the mic until later in his career. Ryback is another guy far from the most talented but he's over & getting a push. The most talented guys don't always get pushed.
Another difference between McIntyre & Reigns is that Drew fucked up his own push. As long as Reigns stays out of trouble he should be fine.