It continues to not be an easy road for Roman Reigns, who will face Triple H at WrestleMania 32 to what is currently expected to be an incredibly negative crowd reaction. During his latest podcast, former WWE Champion “Stone Cold” Steve Austin offered his thoughts on how Reigns’ young wrestling career could turn a corner, and it’s pretty much what everyone has been saying up to this point.
“I predicted this all along. The kid has got to have a heel run before he’s going to be universally loved because that’s just the way that I see it. I’ve always said that I think the guy needs to be a heel first but, nonetheless, that’s not my call. That’s the booking committee’s call or Vince [McMahon]’s call. … That’s what’s going to make it fun again because everybody is going to be so on board with booing him! I’m telling you, once he goes through that process, whether that takes one year, two years, [or] whatever, then they’re going to end up loving the guy.”
At this point, all current reports say that Vince has put his foot down, and plans for Reigns to be the top babyface of WWE for the next several years. But who knows what could change his mind?