Right, I’m not a complete idiot. I get that
this title will insight some anger from WrestleTalk viewers and they will let me know in the comments
below. And I get that and I certainly don’t think you’re wrong. Just, just hear me out.
Roman Reigns main eventing his fourth WrestleMania in a row, where he is going to be coronated
as The Guy – again – is not a good thing. They’ve been telling the right story with
the wrong guy. WWE can try as they might, but there will always be a portion of the
wrestling world who won’t accept Roman Reigns as the top guy in the company. With that said,
Roman Reigns main eventing his fourth WrestleMania in a row, where he will be coronated as The
Guy – again – is a technically good thing. As many predicted – because he didn’t
win the Royal Rumble – Roman Reigns defeated six of Raw’s top stars inside the Elimination
Chamber to earn the right to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania
34. This is the final chapter in a years-long storyline that WWE have been subtly telling
throughout 2017. Lesnar won the Universal Championship from
Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 and since then has been pushed as the Unstoppable Beast.
Samoa Joe couldn’t stop him, Braun Strowman couldn’t stop him, AJ Styles couldn’t
stop him, even Kane couldn’t stop him. And if you’ve not watched wrestling for a few
years and thought I misspoke, no Kane was actually in a title match in 2018. And how
has Lesnar won all these matches? With his devastating F-5 – it only takes one to put
his opponents away. Meanwhile Roman Reigns has been out of the main event spotlight from
Raw – apart from that Summerslam four-way match but I think we’re supposed to forget
that happened. He had monster vehicle flipping feuds with Strowman, battles with The Miz
over the Intercontinental Championship, a respect match where John Cena endorsed Reigns
as the new John Cena, and a reunion of The Shield  that would have worked had it
not been for the flu. And how was Reigns accomplishing all of this? With his devastating Spear! It
(usually) takes one to put his opponents away. This sets the stage for WrestleMania 34 – where
Brock Lesnar hits the F-5 and Roman kicks out at 2.9! He then hits several spears and
Lesnar’s year-long reign as Universal Champion is over. Roman Reigns is once again, the guy. As I said, the right story with the wrong
guy. It was actually a story they wanted to tell
back at WrestleMania 31. Roman Reigns was going to conquer the seemingly unconquerable
Brock Lesnar – the man who killed The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak just one year prior. Sadly
for Roman – but great for everyone else – Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the
Bank briefcase and won the WWE Championship by pinning Reigns. A decision that was made
very late in the day. This actually caused quite a bit of animosity
between WWE and the world famous Anoaʻi family as they’d been flown in by WWE specifically
to watch their Roman Reigns capture the WWE Championship. As Dave Meltzer reported: “[Sika]
was so furious at the finish that later that night there was nearly a bad scene. It appears
none of the other family members knew either and all were unhappy, some more than others.” So Roman becoming The Guy didn’t happen
at WrestleMania 31. It did happen at WrestleMania 32 though where he beat Triple H for the WWE
Championship. And again at WrestleMania 33 when he became only the second man to pin
The Undertaker on the Grandest State of Them All. And it will happen again at WrestleMania
34 only this time he’ll finish what he didn’t at Mania 31 – beat Brock Lesnar and become
Universal Champion. But does it have to be this way? In the lead-up to Elimination Chamber I got
a lot of messages on Twitter and we got a lot of comments here on this channel asking
about Seth Rollins. After all he has been on a roll as of late, pulling out an amazing
65-minute performance on Raw just six days before the PPV. And what about Braun Strowman?
WWE’s happy little accident where their monster heel got over as one of their biggest
babyfaces. What about putting either man into the WrestleMania 34 main event along with
Roman Reigns? After all they’ve earned that, right? And it would be poetic for Seth to
be in there to play off Mania 31. People would probably be more interested in Seth Rollins
gunning for the Universal Championship or Braun Strowman finally getting a pinfall victory
over Brock Lesnar. But here’s the thing, if we did that – we’re going to have to
do this all over again. This is that moment WWE been wanting for the
last four years – the moment where Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar in a one-on-one
match with The Spear to become a Champion. Once the dust has settled on WrestleMania
34, we won’t be looking at a world where we’re waiting for that moment where Roman
Reigns slays The Beast – we’ll be starting a new chapter in the WWE. It’s coincidental because I’ve been working
for WrestleTalk for almost a year now, so I’ve been able to see the 12-month barrage
of negativity towards this fact – people in the comments bemoaning Roman Reigns winning
the Universal Championship from Brock Lesnar in his fourth WrestleMania main event. So
let’s put this another way: If WWE don’t do this match at WrestleMania 34, we’ll
just be doing it all over again next year. And the next year. And the year after that.
When it wasn’t Brock Lesnar it was Triple H. When it wasn’t Triple H it was The Undertaker.
Now we’re back to Lesnar and this might be their last chance to capture this moment.
If we don’t have Roman Reigns beat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania
34 in a one-on-one match with the spear, get ready for another 12-months of people bemoaning
Reigns being in the main event of WrestleMania 35 as he chases someone else for the title.
Only that someone else won’t be Brock Lesnar and so we’ll get another 12 months following
that of the same thing. Look, I’m not defending WWE here. As I said
at the top of the video this is clearly something that isn’t working. It’s not connecting
with the audience – although there are Roman Reigns fans out there just as Cena had his
fans in his dark days – but this is the direction WWE want to go. Maybe we should
treat WWE – specifically Vince McMahon – like a naughty child. We can scold them for doing
stupid things like not pushing Becky Lynch, keeping Rusev Day off TV, not doing anything
with The Revival, mishandling Finn Balor – but maybe we should just let them have this one.
Maybe we should just let them pick their nose and eat it. Maybe if we let them have this
one, they can go back and focus on the other bits that annoy fans. Eventually they’ll
stop eating their snot. Reigns being in the Main Event of WrestleMania
34 isn’t going to stop his push. He’ll likely be in the main event of WrestleMania
35. And maybe even 36. Possibly even 37. But it will put an end to this 4-year long saga.
Vince will finally coronate the Beast Slayer Roman Reigns and we can all move on. And isn’t
that a good thing? Is there something wrong with Smackdown Live?
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