Originally Posted by ErickRowan_Fan
He would've been the Roman Reigns of his era, if they tried to push him as a babyface.
It's just not something that comes naturally to him. As you say, he's just not a "cool guy". Not everybody is. Not everybody has to be.
If he was "cool", he couldn't have been a great heel. Cool heels turn babyface eventually.
Fully agree, man. Look at Ric Flair, spent the majority of a 30+ year career as a heel. Yet he's still one of the most loved men on the planet, and make no mistake about it, at a certain point in his heyday, ended up being the guy you should hate but love.
Stonecold worked because he was a give-no-shits cool motherfucker who done shit common men wished they could (I.e beat up the boss)
Nash & Hall got mixed reactions from about three months into their WCW stint, because they were edgy. There is a reason that the roof used to get blown off when wolfpac's theme hit, and raise a little when Nash came from behind the curtain.
Triple H was just never that guy, of course he'd get huge pops upon returns but he'd soon turn those into boos and jeers. He was never quite as cookie cutter as Cena or Reigns, so to say he'd be the Reigns of that era I feel may be being a tad harsh.