It's pretty funny how people are on the Reigns bandwagon. The Reigns hype is a product of one of the very few good things the WWE is doing these days. They are hiding his weaknesses (no mic skills, weak singles competitor) by having Rollins and Ambrose carry him in matches and promos and allowing Reigns to just spear people and look cool. It's classic Heyman booking strategy and I wouldn't be surprised to see if he had some input on it.
Reigns has the look and the size there is no doubt about it. If he can develop the mic skills and be able to wrestle in an entertaining way for more than 10 second intervals he will be huge. It's imperative that they don't rush the push though. He still has at least two more years of development before he'll be ready.
reigns has 3 things going for him right now...size, presence, and a great spear.
other then that, all his weaknesses they are hiding and doing a good job of it , by having him constantly put in tag or 6 man matches and promos where he says 1 monotone line and looks like hes reading off a teleprompter.
i dont want 2 hear any dufus say oh look the iwc is turning their back on him , because contrary to popular belief there are some ppl including myself, who were never on his bandwagon to begin with .
im not writing him off or anything, that would be foolish . hes still very young and is improving and perhaps he can get better . but theres no denying that as of right now, his in ring skills and mic skills are severely lacking .
if he were to go out on his own in any type of singles feud, it will flop like ryback and then there will be permanent damage done to his character. i think its very telling that wwe hasnt put him in any singles matches , except i think 1 against bryan who can make anybody look good , and he isnt scripted 2 say more then 1 line at a time. wwe knows his shortcomings , but like ive said they have done a good job hiding it.
i think the hype for him comes more from the fact that people are tired of the stale main event scene and want something new, and in wwe your basically only going to get a real push if you have the look or the build and reigns has it . so hes the 1st guy to come a long in a while that does some exciting things with his spears and his bad-ass attitude and has a legitimate chance of getting a real sustained push.
but if wwe pushes him 2 quickly he will be exposed and i only see it backfiring. he should be getting the same type of build in the midcard like big e is now, once the shield break up . this way he can get better on a lower platform with less expectations . then you can see if the main event ability is there .
anybody who is coming out now and saying that reigns is the future top star or next big star , just imagine him in a big feud with cena or the authority now. he would stand in the ring and say a few lines and sound worse then orton. then once the match starts , he has about 2 or 3 moves right now, does his spear and then what ? if anybody thinks this is sustainable the way he is right now , is just infatuated im sorry 2 say