Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Roman Reigns In 2018

For the most part I have stepped out of the neverending Roman Reigns War that is raging on Twitter.

Mostly I just make jokes, and don't really spend any time debating the whole Roman Reigns "thing" anymore.

I still see all the nonsense out there though, and it caused me to stop and think about how The Big Dog is presented in 2018.

This made me realize that while the Anti-Roman Crowd still rages on about ratings, and how "He's shoved down our throats" WWE is giving us pretty much the exact Roman that his fans have wanted for years.

That transition started on the Raw after WrestleMania 32 in the angle that led to AJ Styles getting his shots at the WWE Title. To me there is a clear delineation between how Roman was presented before and after WrestleMania 32.

Even with that distinction it feels like 2018 has ramped that up a bit, and we are finally seeing him presented in the exact manner we argued for years ago.

Roman's swagger has been turned up. The aggressiveness has as well.

Basically...he has found his voice.

Gone is the Bootleg John Cena thing we had for so long. No longer is he being forced into a mold that doesn't fit his natural charisma.

The in-ring has been solid for a long while, and now it feels to me that we are finally getting the character that we visualized.

As a HUGE Roman fan this is an exciting time. Whether we ever get the mythical heel turn or not, I feel he's in a good place.