One of the most important faces of the WWE Friday night show, if not the most important of all, is certainly the one who responds to the name of Roman Reigns, Universal champion in office for a few months now, with his cousin Jey Uso who works practically at service of the eldest of the cousins of the Anoa'i family, after the defeat suffered in Hell in a Cell at the hands of the absolute champion of the blue show.
After returning from a long break that lasted a few months, due to the problems caused by the world pandemic, with his return that did not arrive before Summerslam, Roman Reigns has made a sensational turn heel by joining the manager par excellence: Paul Heyman.
Backstage News on Roman Reigns
According to what was revealed in the last few hours by the well-known overseas site Wrestling Observer, WWE initially had very different plans for the reign of the champion of Reigns, with the duration of the same that apparently should have been much shorter than what it is instead planned at the moment.
As revealed by Dave Meltzer, in one of the latest updates of the well-known American site, in fact: "Roman Reigns with a long reign wasn't WWE's initial idea, believe it or not. While it seems obvious now, it wasn't on the creative team's mind.
I don't know why the character who originally should have beaten Reigns eventually didn't do it anymore, but practically everyone has now devalued." In fact, at Smackdown there seems to be no more athlete ready to be able to beat Roman Reigns at any moment and above all able to carry on a title reign with the Universal champion belt on his hips, with several characters who have even been annihilated by Reigns' cousin, Jey Uso, even before coming in front of the reigning champion, definitely with a higher status than Jey.
Who knows who was the person designated to remove the title from the Samoan champion before the company's change of ideas? In his latest episode of the Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T said he was surprised to see the most-hyped match be the opening match.
However, as the match progressed, he realized the reason. “After watching for a second, I thought a first match is a good place for it, in hindsight 2020. I don’t know if I would have thought about that before the match if I was actually in the was room going over,” Booker said.
Although he and his host thought about how the “I Quit” match was low on actual action, the intensity and emotions convinced them otherwise. “I thought it was great storytelling. (It) definitely got to your heart.
It pulled on those strings and made you go, ‘Wow, man, this is pretty good.’ It actually had a feel of what wrestling the way I always watched it and loved watching it. This is old school; this is a throwback,” Booker said.