Since diversifying Openbytes and covering a plethora of different topics, what better an article than one regarding Wrestlemania 32?
Grappling fans will be aware that the main event for the WWE’s flagship PPV will be HHH v Roman Reigns for the WWE title. I’m writing to tell you it won’t happen in my opinion.
The WWE has tried, really tried, to put Roman Reigns over as a good guy, but despite his “trendy” rock star looks and a decent in-ring skill, he’s not tapped the market as the next big face. Why? Well I think the issue is twofold, firstly his persona seems forced and when watching him on promo pieces it looks as if he is reading from a teleprompter. He just doesn’t have the spark to get him over.
Its taken the WWE a while to realise that he is not going to get over any time soon, which also poses a problem for the main event at Wrestlemania.
I think that the plan now is to turn Reigns heel at Wrestlemania, but how can they do that when he’s against HHH? There is only one answer in my opinion – Roadblock.
This Saturday Ambrose takes on HHH. I would expect a win here in order to change the main event at Wrestlemania to Reigns v Ambrose and a much better match to turn Reigns heel and perhaps get him over as the bad guy.
Of course, all this does nothing for the credibility of the belt or indeed the main events, its no wonder we haven’t seen many examples of the anticipation / excitement of main events as we did in years gone by. The problem is, when a main event is set its not set in stone and can change at any time. How can you build hype for a match which might not even happen?
This could lead on nicely to a rant about how triple threat matches cheapen a win and are favoured by the promotion because the big names don’t actually “lose”.
I’ll save that for another day.