WWE Extreme Rules 2017: 3 Predictions for the Main Event

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3. Roman Reigns Loses It and Turns Heel

On any given night, the crowd would be clamoring for Roman Reigns to lose. Secondly, day after day, night after day, they have been pleading for Reigns to turn heel. Roman Reigns is one of the most decorated wrestlers of the new era. He has achieved all that and more a superstar could ever dream of. This would involve main eventing back-to-back WrestleManias and winning multiple Royal Rumble matches.

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The Big Dog doesn’t really have much else to aim for at this point in time. His feud with Braun Strowman was a nice change of pace. However, since Strowman has been sidelined with an elbow injury, that program has been put on hold too. As such, Reigns doesn’t really have anywhere else to go. Creative could try pitting Samoan against Samoan. Reigns and Samoa Joe did have a vicious first encounter.However, even then, the question would always come back to what’s next? Reigns doesn’t really have much to do other than compete for the Universal title at some point. So why not pull the trigger on his heel turn at Extreme Rules. This could help out another superstar who have been struggling to get over as a face – Seth Rollins. After defeating the game at WrestleMania, Rollins’ character has become stale once again.

Creative would have two options at their disposal. One, Reigns could turn heel after losing the match. We have already suggested it would be good if Reigns takes the pin. This could send the Big Dog into a frenzy and he could eventually turn on his former Shield Brethren Seth Rollins. We saw this week on Raw that these two have wicked in-ring chemistry. Now would be a good time to work on this feud and explore their animosity.

The second best thing creative could do would be to turn both of them heel and take out all three competitors. The duo could finish things off by power-bombing the eventual winner onto a table like the SHIELD used to. This would allow Reigns to turn heel and Rollins to play a more believable character. The only question would be whether Dean Ambrose would join the fray to complete the trio that once dominated the WWE.