That's the other thing about Roman Reigns, his armor really does do a number on people. Outside of the cool black SWAT gear, he is much less impressive and comparisons to Batista are crazy. How can he have the Batista look?
Batista eats this guy for protein. As does Ryback, who also has more personality, range and is a better worker by my esteem. If Ryback got the protective booking that Reigns has gotten and was eliminating 4/5ths of the SS teams, he'd be more over because looks more the part that they're giving Reigns and has more of a presence/charisma.
So, after he loses the armor and has to go one on one with someone like Ryback, what will Reigns really have? His "size", strength and badass look are his selling points right now and he honestly won't look like much more than a bigger jobber when facing someone like Ryback. For his sake, I hope they don't make that his selling point. Again, what does Reigns really have? I'll admit: he's a good looking guy, you can't teach that. I think the WWE Audience is something like 40% female now. Guys like Cena and Orton are proof that getting the girls going can go a very long way towards overall overness. Now, if I may be gay for a moment, I have to say that looking at NXT, Reigns will eventually lose that contest too.
Slate Randall (Shaun Ricker), like Langston, is a great speaker, reminiscent of the Rock. He's charismatic and He's also not much smaller than Reigns.
Then there's Mojo Rawley, who, at 6'3 and 311 lbs is bigger than Reigns, has already shown more personality, speaking skill and has a winning gimmick that the kids will love because it's basically the modern Ultimate Warrior.
So what's the point of my slightly homoerotic rant? My point is that for one, comparing him to Batista looks wise is silly and two, there isn't much to Reigns when he gets out on his own and out of that armor. His strengths are his look and size and there are guys coming up who will GREATLY challenge him in those departments. What's going to happen to him then? I'm not saying he might still prevail and have a lot of success, I'm saying that people need to chill with this face of the company shit. Because, again, he hasn't shown a whole lot yet, in reality. There are more balanced guys with a better combination of what it takes coming up and on the current roster right now even. So good luck to Roman, he will fucking need it..