The discussion continues around the WWE regarding Roman Reigns' turn heel, one of the greatest twists at a narrative level that this 2020 has presented so far. And if the Samoan has already achieved the maximum possible (and in fact he immediately recovered the title of Universal Champion), there are many opinions that experts and experts are giving of the great narrative novelty in that of SmackDown.
Last in order of time is Kurt Angle, who addressed the issue by answering his fans on Facebook in a question and answer session on his official page. Kurt Angle knows Roman Reigns well, having been an athlete of his on Raw during the period when the Olympic Hero was General Manager of the red show.
And his opinion is very clear, just as in his opinion the path that the former Shield will take from here on has already been traced. "Roman Reigns was supposed to turn heel several years ago," Kurt Angle wrote bluntly.
Which also ups the ante: "I think he's going to be a bigger babyface AFTER this heel period. And Roman is solidly the WWE cover man like no other at the moment. The man to beat is him."
Kurt Angle on Roman Reigns
He made a surprise appearance at SummerSlam last month and won the WWE Title just one week later in a No Holds Barred Triple Threat Match at the Payback pay-per-view event.
Roman Reigns is also paired with Paul Heyman. According to Kurt Angle, Reigns can be a bigger babyface after this heel run. “Roman should have turned heel years ago. I think he will be a bigger babyface AFTER his heel run.
Roman is as solid of a franchise talent as anyone. He’s the man”. Words all in all very similar to those of another historic Raw General Manager like Eric Bischoff. "Well, first of all I'm happy about it.
I think it was a necessary thing for both Roman and WWE and I hope there are new unique and different storylines than what we have seen in the last. two years. This is what I think and believe almost as if it is a return to origins, I like it for this," said Bischoff.
As further proof that this "bad" Roman Reigns seems to please everyone. Reigns is a prolific champion in WWE, having held the WWE Championship three times and the WWE Universal Championship twice. He is also a one-time WWE United States Champion, a one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rollins), the 2015 Royal Rumble winner, and the 2014 Superstar of the Year.
He tied the WWE record for most eliminations in a Survivor Series match with four in the 2013 event and also previously held the record for most eliminations in a Royal Rumble match with 12 in the 2014 event.