How will this change Roman Reigns’ character?
When Roman Reigns returned to WWE at SummerSlam and attacked both Braun Strowman and the Fiend after their Universal Title main event, fans immediately noticed that the Big Dog had a different edge to him. Some even wondered if Reigns was turning heel.
Now that we know Reigns and Paul Heyman have gotten together on Friday nights, the questions about Reigns’ character become even more interesting. The Big Dog turning heel seems incredibly unlikely at any stage, but being with Heyman could enable him to be on the line as a Brock Lesnar-type attraction who can play either role while maintaining the same character in any feud.
Reigns is a strong babyface, but he seems to be at his best when he’s more in the middle with an edge, just being a badass without any type of focus on trying to make him an underdog. He’s bigger and badder than most of the people he goes up against, and he knows it. Remember how he acted in that feud with the Undertaker? We could see more of that from Reigns with Heyman by his side.
Wreck everyone and leave. That’s what his shirt says, and that’s the kind of message we can look forward to seeing Reigns deliver week after week. WWE SmackDown is entering a new era with the most compelling Reigns character yet.