Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Reject Roman Reigns Movement

No, this is not going to be me complaining about people who dislike Roman Reigns.  I like the guy, but others don't and I can live with that.  This is about a movement that built some momentum last night on Twitter.  I will not share the Twitter feed or their Tweets because I don't personally want to help this goofy cause, but it's easily obtainable with a quick Google search.  All that said, here's the deal with this.

The gist of it is that some fans created a Reject Roman Reigns Twitter feed and claimed their goal was to disrupt the Royal Rumble in Orlando, FL by coordinating anti-Roman Reigns chants, etc.  Basically, they are going to attempt to successfully pull of the miserable failure that was #HijackRaw.  They boasted that they had 170 fans on board with this idea.  Not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but it is what it is.

What impressed me about this wasn't their campaign, but the response from most people I follow on Twitter to this campaign.  The most common refrain was that a) WWE doesn't really care who you pay to boo and b) to question the general wisdom of paying that kind of hard-earned cash to try to send a message.  I think both are excellent points honestly.  The other thing that I wondered about is from the limited time I read their stuff before I blocked them is whether they were actually going to champion any one deserving talent or just try to derail the Reigns Train.

While I am all for supporting who you want to support and even disliking who you want to dislike, I just don't see how this makes any sense whatsoever.  I even broke my rule about a fan referring to other fans as "marks" because it really was the first word that came to mind when I saw their campaign laid out.  The thought of paying that much money to go to a show just to try to derail Roman Reigns is laughable and pitiful to me, but you do you I guess.

Like I said, I am all for wrestling fans expressing their opinions, but this is simply misguided and counterproductive.