Because he creates drama. Everyone expects him to win it.Roman Reigns has been in 5 Royal Rumbles.
In 2015 he finished second
In 2016 he won it
In 2017 he finished third
In 2018 he finished second
In 2020 he finished second
He is always part of the finish when he is in it.
Agree on every single detail.Holy shit, that Rumble was brilliant. I haven't liked WWE in a long time, but that was a tremendous piece of business:
* Brock Lesnar is one of the best workers in the world today, and I'm sorry, but if you think otherwise you're just wrong. You're wrong! He escalated the tension with him going through everybody perfectly. His dancing when MVP came out and his "oooh" face at Keith Lee were priceless. He got to work with a bunch of guys you'd never usually see him with, and he sold for them as much as he should have.
* Ricochet gets something out of kicking Brock in the balls. Drew gets something out of eliminating Brock. That reaction Drew got in the wake of that? That's people accepting him as a star. He immediately gets to eliminate someone else in spectacular fashion.
* Brock is out and AJ Styles is in. One great worker holding it together to another.
* Matt Riddle and Keith Lee got some shine, and that is going to help them as stars for NXT. They don't need to eliminate the most people or make it right until the end to do that. Lee got more out of looking determined to be out there with Brock Lesnar than probably anything he's done in his career. And if you were paying attention, there was a little something between Baron Corbin and Matt Riddle...
* Edge is back! We all heard the rumors, but you don't really appreciate that until it's happening. He looked great. He didn't just do a veteran walks in and gets dumped by a slumming heel. He was there right until the end and he's obviously doing something either with or against Orton, which fits and this told that story.
* Roman Reigns eliminating Edge was an odd choice, because you risk him getting booed, but it's a prelude to the star they are trying to create popping him and tossing him out to win the whole thing. Reigns doesn't look shitty doing that. He gets to make it right until the end. If he's going for the Universal Title, it makes sense to have him there.
* Seth coming out at #30 was fucking brilliant. The guy who won last year. The shit-kicking heel with the thugs. That was clearly to set up that program and get Alistair Black in there in place of Big Show. And when Seth is out there, everybody in that ring had a conceivable chance of winning. Orton and Owens probably weren't on the tip of everybody's tongue, but it's not like they aren't presented as WWE top guys.
* Seth being cornered by the babyfaces with his cronies gone, and him trying to play to Roman Reigns was fucking ace. And then he got his ass tossed. That was tremendous.
* Edge tossing Orton is smart as hell. Instead of just doing that whole "Orton turns on Edge because he's Orton," Edge turned on Orton because he's Edge...and Orton's Orton. The Ultimate Opportunist. No one wants to boo Edge, but they took his heel tendencies and put them into a babyface presentation and didn't make him look like a naive fool.
This was just an excellent piece of business. I thought Patterson must have been involved, but when you look at the stories that were emphasized and how they basically all flow into Raw, this might have been the first Paul Heyman Royal Rumble production. He is earning those dollars and I'm sure Vince wanted to kiss the motherfucker on the mouth.
SmackDown will need to get itself into gear for Mania season now, but there are possibly stories to come out of it. I'm not a big fan of the McMahons being around or authority figures, but this would be a good trigger point for someone to come in and try to "coach" SmackDown. If you wanted a reason to bring up some NXT faces you can simply have Vince McMahon say "SmackDown didn't cut the mustard at the Rumble, so now you have to coexist with these hungry young NXT stars and up your game. Baron, you did fine." Good excuse for The Undisputed Era to crash a New Day/Morrison & Miz match, for example.
But they can also just move towards SmackDown exclusive stories wtih Wyatt targeting Reigns or Reigns targeting Wyatt. Hopefully Bryan and Nakamura do something. Miz & Morrison will probably do some Dirt Sheets at the expense of The New Day. I do hope they run with Baron Corbin vs. Matt Riddle, because that could be the most interesting use of Corbin.
Great take.Men's Rumble was superb. Drew was booked perfectly, credit to whoever put him over by eliminating Brock after his run, and then end with Roman. Rocketed him to the top of the mountain with those two eliminations.
Edge was a mark out moment. Others may have been aware he'd return by I honestly didn't, so I was off my seat. He looked brilliant as well, in shape and timing was great.
Rest of the show was not bad/not good. But a wonderful main event. If Road Dogg produced that one I'll eat my hat.
You and I have very different definitions of "working" with. Him tossing guys out almost immedietly only sends the continued message that no one else is in Brock's league.but because it is Brock, and it's Brock working with a bunch of guys you wouldn't normally see him against.
I know what it means, which is why I didn't use it. I said they won't buy 95% of the roster as a threat, and I'm right. You can talk all day about Keith Lee getting a shoulder tackle on him or how Morrison looks better because Brock threw him really far, but I don't buy it.Brock has not buried 95% of the roster. He probably hasn't even worked with 95% of them. "Buried" is an overused term and people don't know what it means,
You clearly don't visit the AEW section often. I'm highly critical of multiple things that AEW does.Thats so funny because you can say the same thing about Cody and AEW, so basically you are very similar to any WWE militant. But I guess you will not see it
It has nothing to do with spoilers and everything to do with bland predictable booking.Your life would be more enjoyable if you hopped off the internet and stopped reading wrestling spoilers it seems. Even after the match you can't decide who was definitely going to win. You don't need to hedge your bets with two options after the fact, it makes your argument easy to pick apart. What wrestling company isn't predictable? AEW? Has MJF turned yet? Of course he has.
You generalize all WWE fans sucking Vinces cock, so do I generalize the same thing with AEW and Cody. But thats not right, right?You clearly don't visit the AEW section often. I'm highly critical of multiple things that AEW does.
Of course being a sheep you wouldn't understand somebody being an objective thinker.
Yeah, that’s why they do this with Roman. I think they’ve overdone it with him in the Rumble, but it helped Drew’s moment, so I’m all right with it. But, seriously Roman has been the runner up, what 5 times? And then a third place finish, and the one he won. That’s obviously absurd.the victory pop was 50% for Drew, 50% for it not being Roman. haha.
Great storytelling in this Rumble. Action wasn't much to speak of, but they set up a bunch for the next couple months.