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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-29-2016, 06:04 AM
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It was a good move delaying it, he wasn't close to ready. He's improved quite a bit since then, still don't think it's enough to demand the booking he's getting. Ideally, they should just keep Cena as the FOTC and build 3-4 guys up as potential successors and let the fans decide.
Pffft "let the fans decide". What is this? 1998?

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Today it feels so weird that WWE actually changed their plans with Roman Reigns because he was booed. Or rather, changed them for the time being. Nowadays, all they do is provide an excuse as to why he's being booed such as "they really like him, but they boo him because that's his thing" and "love him or hate him, you're passionate about him".
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Nothing but Rollins walk out as a champion that night.
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Re: What If - Roman Reigns had won the championship at WrestleMania 31

Rollins would still have to cash in his briefcase before June, which means that Reigns' first title reign would not last longer than 3 months. As a result we would get Rollins vs. Reigns in June 2015 instead of a year later, and Rollins would probably drop the title back to Reigns a month later instead of having a 7-month title reign.

So in hindsight, fans helped establish Rollins as a true main-eventer. And looking at what have played out in reality, a year later in 2016 they still have the unbeatable monster in Lesnar(who destroyed both Cena and Reigns), and Reigns and Rollins are both made superstars now. So I think no one would disagree that at WM31 they've made an excellent last-minute decision.
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Today it feels so weird that WWE actually changed their plans with Roman Reigns because he was booed. Or rather, changed them for the time being. Nowadays, all they do is provide an excuse as to why he's being booed such as "they really like him, but they boo him because that's his thing" and "love him or hate him, you're passionate about him".
To this day i still doubt of this idea that he didn't win because he was booed, i think the main reason was because they realized it was too to early to give him such a big rub like that in his career.




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Re: What If - Roman Reigns had won the championship at WrestleMania 31

It probably would have been more of the same to be honest. Lesnar would likely have disappeared, Reigns would have feuded with guys like Bray and Seth, potentially Ambrose, it just would have been even worse than it is now, as he was even greener back then.





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To this day i still doubt of this idea that he didn't win because he was booed, i think the main reason was because they realized it was too to early to give him such a big rub like that in his career.
Nah, I think if Reigns got cheers he would have definitely beaten Brock. I only wonder, if that happened, would Rollins cash in and win the title? It would either be a failed cash-in or the same situation like several months with Sheamus, where Rollins is champion for a month or two before Reigns wins it back.
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Re: What If - Roman Reigns had won the championship at WrestleMania 31

If a one year less experienced Reigns, beat the freaking BROCK LESNAR at 'Mania 31, the backlash would have been so, so bad. It would have really left a bitter taste in all those who have watched the show. The ending of Rollins cash-in, Reigns eating the pin and Lesnar looking strong in defeat was what actually saved that main event.
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Re: What If - Roman Reigns had won the championship at WrestleMania 31

HHH favor both guys but Rollins it's HHH personal pet project (he even gave him his finisher) his cash was destined to be successful I'm sure Reigns crowds reaction wasn't a factor (hes still getting the same rejection) , even without Rollins getting the mania moment the booking wouldn't change much.

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